Travel Essentials: Customs Entry (Personal)
- Drugs and narcotics
- Firearms, weapons and ammunition (there are special limits)
- Indecent and obscene materials featuring children and other pornographic materials that are considered illegal in E.U. countries
- Pet birds from Cambodia, China (People's Rep.), Indonesia, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Laos, Pakistan, Thailand and Vietnam; fresh chicken meat and chicken products from Thailand
- Alcohol and tobacco products beyond the limit of personal use
Amounts exceeding EUR 10,000 or equivalent in another currency, including drafts and checks, must be declared
- Hunting arms: no special requirements apply if temporarily imported, except hunting arms must be declared on arrival.
- Live plants, agricultural products
- Personal consignments of meat, meat products, milk and milk products, originated in non-E.U. countries with the exception of:
a.) powdered infant milk, infant food and special foods required for medical reasons provided that:
the product does not require refrigeration before consumption; it is a packaged brand product;
the packaging is unbroken.
b.) personal consignments from the Faeroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland with a combined total weight that does not exceed 5 kg.
c.) personal consignments from Andorra, Norway and San Marino.
d.) upon arrival; when goods are declared by an authorized E.U. border inspection post for veterinary control. Goods must be accompanied by the necessary documentation from the official veterinary services of the country of origin, stating that the goods conform to the requirements for entry into the E.U.
Note: up to 1 kg of other food from animal origin, if authorized, can be imported, without submitting it for veterinary control.
Animal requires rabies vaccinated at least 30 days but no more than 12 months prior to its entry. Proof of examination must be presented at customs/border. Dogs and cats require an identification number, either on a clearly visible tattoo or as a microchip; number must correspond to one on the proof of examination. For travel between European Union countries, pets must have a passport issued by a licensed veterinarian. Animal requires rabies vaccinated at least 30 days but no more than 12 months prior to its entry. Proof of examination must be presented at customs/border.
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