finnish Customs Regulations

Finland Customs Information

The ?land Islands are treated as being outside of the EU for the Duty Free section. The following items may be imported into Finland from non-EU countries without incurring customs duty:

• 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco or 100 cigarillos.
• 2l of alcoholic beverages of less than 22% by volume or 1l of alcoholic beverages of more than 22% by volume, 2l of sparkling wine and 16l of beer.
• 50g of perfume and 250ml of eau de toilette.
• 100g of tea or 40g of tea extract and essence and 500g of coffee or 200g of coffee extract or essence.

Note: Except for fuel, a passenger from another EU state is allowed an unrestricted amount of products that are acquired for own use. The tax-free importation of tobacco from countries that acceded to the EU as of May 2004 is restricted during a transitional period:
Czech Republic: 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g tobacco; Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovak Republic and Slovenia: 200 cigarettes; Estonia: 200 cigarettes or 250g of tobacco.

The import of alcoholic beverages over 22% is only allowed by persons aged 20 years or over; alcoholic beverages up to 22% may be imported by persons aged 18 years or over.

The import and export of certain foods, plants, medicines (must be accompanied by a doctor’s note), firearms and works of art are subject to certain restrictions and formalities. The import of drinks containing more than 60% alcohol by volume is prohibited. Contact the Finnish Tourist Board for further details (see General Info).

Abolition of duty-free goods within the EU
On 30 June 1999, the sale of duty-free alcohol and tobacco at airports and at sea was abolished in all of the original 15 EU member states. Of the 10 new member states that joined the EU on 1 May 2004 and the two states that joined on 1 January 2007, these rules already apply to Cyprus and Malta. There are transitional rules in place for visitors returning to one of the original 15 EU countries from one of the other new EU countries. But for the original 15, plus Cyprus and Malta, there are no limits imposed on importing tobacco and alcohol products from one EU country to another. Travelers should note that they may be required to prove at customs that the goods purchased are for personal use only. Member states may follow the EU’s guide levels of: 10l of spirits; 20l of fortified wine; 90l of wine; 110l of beer; 800 cigarettes; 400 cigarillos; 200 cigars; and 1kg of tobacco.

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