Germany Duty Free Allowance

Germany Duty free Allowance

Germany Duty-Free Allowance

Germany comes within the European Union. So if you are travelling from the UK, you are entitled to buy fragrance, skincare, cosmetics, Champagne, wine, selected spirits, fashion accessories, gifts and souvenirs are tax-free equivalent prices.

No allowance restrictions on these tax-free items

Goods which are imported for commercial purposes are subject to duty and the following guidelines:

1. A Maximum of 800 cigarettes, 400 cigarillos, 200 cigars and 1kg of tobacco.
2. 10L of spirits more than 22%, 20L of alcoholic beverages less than 22%, 60L of sparkling wine and 110L of beer.

In Germany, there is no limit on the amount of non-sparkling wine that you import from other EU countries for personal consumption.

Must read: Places to visit in Germany

If you are arriving from a Non-European country, the following goods can be imported into Germany by travellers with a minimum age of 17 years without incurring customs duty:

  1. 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos, 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco is the maximum limit.
  2. 4L of wine, 16L of beer, 1L of spirits over 22% volume or 2L of alcoholic beverages less than 22% volume.
  3. Other goods up to the worth of €430 for air and sea travellers and €300 for other travellers (reduced to €175 for children under 15).


  • Unauthorised firearms and ammunition
  • Unapproved fireworks
  • Unconstitutional literature
  • Pornography (including violence or child pornography)
  • Any food considered a health hazard
  • Narcotics
  • Dangerous dogs
  • Endangered species
  • Counterfeit Goods.


Suggested Read: What is duty-free shopping?




Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here