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Duty Free Allowances

Ever wondered how much duty free allowance you are allowed? Here are the restrictions on how much liquor and tobacco you can purchase!  

Checking your «Duty Free Allowances» is just the beginning of your trip!

Each country has its own allowances and regulations when it comes to the amount of tax and duty free goods which can be imported free of taxes and duties. The overview provided below features the regulations applicable in each country worldwide, and is regularly updated. It is the responsibility of the traveler to comply with the allowances relevant to the country they are travelling to.

Albania – 1L of spirits, 2L of wine or other low-alcohol products; 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco.     
Algeria – 2L of wine or 1L of spirits; 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco of the same trademark.  
Andorra – 1.5L of spirits and 5L of wine; tobacco products – 300 cigarettes or 150 cigarillos or 75 cigars or 400g of tobacco.
Angola – 1L of spirits, 2L of wine; 400 cigarettes or 500g of tobacco or 500 cigars.
Argentina – 2L of any alcohol; 400 cigarettes or 25 cigars.
Armenia –  2L or 1 bottle of alcohol content (if the volume of the bottle is more than 2L); 10 cigars, 400 cigarillos, 400 cigarettes.    
Australia – up to 2.25L of any alcohol; 50 cigarettes or 50 grams of tobacco products and one opened pack of cigarettes.
Azerbaijan –  3L of alcoholic beverages; 600 cigarettes.     
Bahrein – alcoholic products are allowed for non-Muslims in the amount of 1Lof any alcohol and 6 cans of beer; tobacco – 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars or 225g of tobacco in open packs. For Muslims it is strictly prohibited to bring in alcohol.    
Bangladesh – alcoholic products are allowed for bringing in by non-Muslims and only in case of visiting the country with tourist purposes. The duty free allowance is 2 bottles of alcohol; tobacco products – 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 225g of tobacco.    
Barbados – 1L of alcohol is allowed; 200 cigarettes or 450g of tobacco. 
Benin – 0.5L of spirits and 0.5L of wine; 200 cigarettes, 25 cigars, 250g of tobacco.
Bolivia – 3L of alcohol; 400 cigarettes, 500g of tobacco or 50 cigars.
Bosnia and Herzegovina – 1L of alcohol; 200 cigarettes, 20 cigars, 200g of tobacco.
Botswana -1L of spirits and 2L of wine; 200 cigarettes, 20 cigars, 250g of tobacco.  
Brazil – 12L of alcohol; 200 cigarettes, 25 cigars or cigarillos, 250g of tobacco.      
Burundi – 1L of alcohol; 100 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 500g tabacco.
Cambodia – 2L of wine; 400 cigarettes, 100 cigars or 400g of tobacco.
Cameroon – 1L of alcohol; 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 500g of tobacco.
Canada – 1.14L of spirits, 1.5L of wine, 8.52L of beer, 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars or cigarillos, 200g of tobacco (for persons aged 19 years and above).
Cape Verde – no limitations to bringing in alcoholic or tobacco products.  
China – up to 1.5L of any alcohol, 400 cigarettes, 100 cigars or 500g tabacco.
Congo – 1 L of alcohol; 100 cigarettes, 25 cigars or 250g of tobacco.
Costa Rica – 3L of alcohol; 400 cigarettes or 50 cigars, or 500g of tobacco.
Cote d’Ivoire – 5L of alcohol; 20 packs of cigarettes.  
Djibouti – 1L of spirits, 2L of liqueur and fortified wine; 200 cigarettes.   
Dominican Republic – 2L of any alcohol; 200 cigarettes.  
Ecuador – 1L of alcohol; 300 cigarettes or 50 cigars, or 200g of tobacco.
Egypt – 1L of any alcohol (for persons over 20 years old); 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 200g of tobacco (for persons over 15 years old).    
Ethiopia – 2L of alcohol; 200 cigarettes.
Fiji – 2L of spirits, 4L of wine or beer; 250 cigarettes or 250g of tobacco or cigars.  
France – 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco; 90L wine of which a maximum of 60L can be sparkling wine; 110L of beer; 10L of alcoholic beverages.
Gabon – 2L of alcohol; 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250g tabacco.
Georgia – 3L of alcohol; 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars, 250g of tobacco.
Ghana – persons over the age of 16 may bring in 1.1L of any alcohol; 400 cigarettes or 100 cigars or 454g of tobacco.         
Gibraltar – 1L of spirits or 2L of fortified/sparkling wine and 2L of non-sparkling wine; 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos, 50 cigars or 200g of tobacco.
Guinea – 1L of any spirits, 2L of wine; 200 cigarettes.     
Haiti – 1L of any alcohol; 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 1kg of tobacco.    
Honduras – 2,2L of any alcohol; 200 cigarettes or 100 cigars or 450g of tobacco.   
Hong Kong – 1L with alcohol content over 30; 200 cigarettes or 50 cigar or 250g of tobacco.     
Iceland – 1L of spirits, 1L of wine or 1L of spirits, 6L of beer or 1.5L of wine, 6L of beer or 3 L of wine (for persons over 20 years old); 200 cigarettes or 250g of tobacco products (for persons over 18).     
India – 2L of any alcohol; 100 cigarettes or 25 cigars or 125g of tobacco.   
Indonesia – 1L of any alcohol; 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 100g of tobacco.
Iran – any alcoholic drinks are prohibited.
Iraq – 1L of alcohol; 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco.
Israel – 1L of spirits and 2L of low-alcohol products (for persons over 18); 200 cigarettes or 250g of tobacco products.  
Japan –  3 bottles of spirits (no more than 750ml. each); 400 cigarettes, 100 cigars and no more than 500g of other types of tobacco.  
Jordan – 1L of alcohol; 200 cigarettes or 25 cigars or 200g of tobacco.
Kenya – 1L of alcohol; 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco.
Kuwait – any alcoholic drinks are prohibited. 500 cigarettes or 2 pounds of tobacco are allowed for bringing in.   
Kyrgyzstan – 2L of alcohol; 200 cigarettes.
Laos – 2L of alcohol; 200 cigarettes.  
Lebanon – 1L of alcohol; 800 cigarettes or 1kg of tobacco or 50 cigars or 100 cigarillos.    
Liberia – 1L of alcohol; 200 cigarettes or 25 cigars, or 250g of tobacco.  
Libya – any alcoholic drinks are prohibited for bringing in.
Macedonia – 1L of alcohol; 200 cigarettes.
Madagascar – 2L of alcohol, 20 packs or 2 cartons of cigarettes.
Malaysia – 1L of spirits or 1L of wine and liqueur; 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 225g of tobacco.
Mali – 1L of spirits, 2L of liqueur and fortified wine, 2L of dry wine; 200 cigarettes.

Mauritania – any alcoholic drinks are prohibited.

Mauritius – Option A: 2L of spirits, 6L of wine, ale or beer. 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco. Option B: 5L of spirits, 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco. Option C: 10L of wine, ale or beer. 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco.

Mexico – 3L of alcohol; 400 cigarettes, 50 cigars.
Moldova – 2L of any alcohol and 5L of beer; 50 cigars, 200 cigarettes.
Monaco – 1L of spirits and 2L of wine; 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco.
Mongolia – 1L of hard-alcohol or up to 3L of beers or up to 2L of wine; 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars, 250g of tobacco.
Montenegro – 1L of alcohol; 2L of wine; 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars, or 250g of tobacco. 
Morocco – 1L of any alcohol; 200g of tobacco products.
Mozambique – 0.7L of spirits and 2L of wine; 200 cigarettes.
Myanmar – 2L of alcoholic drinks; 400 cigarettes, 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco.  
Namibia – 1L of spirits and 2 L of wine; 400 cigarettes or 50 cigars, or 350g of tobacco.  
Nepal – 1.15L of alcohol or 12 cans of beer; 50 cigars, 200 cigarettes, 20g of tobacco.   
Netherlands Antilles – 2L of alcohol; 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco.
New Caledonia – 1L of spirits and 2 bottles of wine; 1 000 cigarettes or 250 cigars, or 2 kg of tobacco.   
New Zealand – 4.5L of wine or beer, 1.125 L of any other alcohol, including spirits; 50 cigarettes or 50g of cigars/tobacco.  
Nicaragua – 3L of alcohol; 200 cigarettes or 500g of tobacco.
Nigeria – 1L of alcohol and 1L of wine; 200g of tobacco or 50 cigars, or 200 cigarettes.
Norway – 1L of  alcoholic  beverages or 1.5L of alcoholic drinks with alcoholic content from 2.5 to 22; 200 cigarettes or 250g of tobacco.
Oman – 2 L of any alcohol; 300 cigarettes.
Pakistan – any type of spirits is prohibited. 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars, or 1 pound (about 450g) of tobacco products are allowed for bringing in.     
Palau – 2 L of spirits and 2 L of wine; 200 cigarettes.
Panama – 3 bottles of alcohol; 500 cigarettes or 50 cigars, or 500g of tobacco.
Papua New Guinea – 2 L of any alcohol; 250 cigarettes or 250g of tobacco. 
Peru – 3L of alcohol; 20 packs of cigarettes or 50 cigars, or 250g of tobacco.   
Qatar – bringing in any alcoholic drinks is prohibited.
Republic of South Africa – 2L of wine, 1L of spirits; 400 cigarettes, 50 cigars and 250g of tobacco.   
Saint Martin – 1L of spirits or 2.25L of wine; 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos, or 50 cigars, or 250g of tobacco.  
Samoa – 1L of spirits and 2L of alcohol less than 22; 200 cigarettes.   
Saudi Arabia – it is prohibited to bring in spirits. Irrelevant of the age, it is allowed to bring in 600 cigarettes or 100 cigars, or 500g of tobacco. 
Serbia – 1L of alcohol; 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars, or 250g of tobacco are allowed for persons over the age of 16. 
Seychelles – 2L of alcohol; 400 cigarettes or 500g of tobacco.   
Sierra Leone – 2L of any alcohol; 200 cigarettes.
Singapore – all persons over the age of 18, except for those coming from Malaysia, are allowed to bring in 1L of spirits, 1L of wine, 1L of beer; or 2L of wine, 1L of beer; or 1L of wine, 2L of beer. Brining in tobacco products is liable to duties and customs declaration.         
Southern Korea –1L of alcohol, 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco are allowed for persons over the age of 19.    
Sri Lanka – 2 bottels of wine by 0,75L, up to 1,5L of hard-alcohol; 200 cigarettes.
Switzerland – 1L of spirits, 2L of wine; 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars, or 250g of tobacco.  
Syria – 570ml of alcohol; 200 cigarettes or 50 cigarillos, or 25 cigars, or 250g of tobacco. 
Taiwan – persons aged over 20 are allowed to bring in 1L of alcohol; 200 cigarettes, 25 cigars, 1 pound of tobacco.
Tajikistan – 2L of alcohol; 400g of tobacco products are allowed.
Tanzania – 1L of alcohol; 200 cigarettes or 250g of tobacco or 50 cigars.
Thailand – 1L of alcohol; 200 cigarettes or 250g of tobacco/cigars.
Tonga – 1L of spirits, 2L of low-alcohol drinks; 200 cigarettes.
Tunisia – 1L of spirits, 2L of wine; 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars, 250g of tobacco.  
Turkey – 1L of any alcohol or 2 bottels 0,75ml of any alcohol; 200 cigarettes or 100 pipes, 50 cigars or 50g of tobacco.   
Uganda – 1 bottle of spirits; 200 cigarettes.
Ukraine – 1L of spirits, 2L of wine, 5L of beer; 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars, or 250g of tobacco products  
United Kingdom – 1L of spirits or 2L of low-alcohol drinks (including sparkling wine, liqueur), 4L of wine (is not sparkling wine), 16L of beer; 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco.   
Uruguay – 2L of spirits; 40 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 500g of tobacco.
USA – 1L of alcohol (spirits/beer/wine/ liquor); 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars or 2kg of smoking tobacco.     
Uzbekistan – 2L of spirits, 2L of wine; 200 cigarettes, cigars or ciggy. 
Vanuatu – up to 1,5L of spirits, 2L of wine and 9L of beer; 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 25 cigars or 250g of tobacco.  
Venezuela – 2L of alcohol; 200 cigarettes or 25 cigars.   
Vietnam – 1.5L of spirits or 2L of less than 22%; 400 cigarettes or 100 cigars or 500g of tobacco.    
Yemen – 2L of any alcohol; 2 cartons of cigarettes.  
Zambia – 1L of any alcohol; 200 cigarettes or 450g of tobacco.
Zimbabwe – 5 bottles of any alcohol; 10 packs of cigarettes.