Austria Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Customs Rules

Import regulations::

Free import to passengers arriving with goods purchased within the EU which are for personal use only:
1. tobacco products, for passengers aged 17 years of age and older:
- 800 cigarettes; or
- 400 cigarillos (max. 3 grams each); or
- 200 cigars; or
- 1 kilogram smoking tobacco;
2. alcoholic beverages, for passengers aged 17 years of age and older:
- 10 liters of spirits over 22%; or
- 20 liters of alcoholic beverages less than 22%; or
- 90 liters of wine (though no more than 60 liters of sparkling wine); or
- 110 liters of beer.

Free import to passengers arriving from non-EU Member States (incl. Aland Isl., Canary Isl., Channel Isl. and other similar territories) :
1. tobacco products, for passengers aged 17 and older:
- 200 cigarettes; or
- 100 cigarillos (max. 3 grams each); or
- 50 cigars; or
- 250 grams of tobacco; or
- proportional assortment;
2. alcoholic beverages, for passengers aged 17 and older:
- 1 liter of spirits over 22% volume, or non-denatured ethyl alcohol with more than 80% volume; or
- 2 liters of spirits or aperitifs made of wine or similar beverages less than 22% volume, or sparkling wines or liquor wines; or
- a proportional mix of these products; and in addition
- 4 liters of wine; and
- 16 liters of beer;
3. medicinal products sufficient for personal needs;
4. other goods (for air travelers) up to a total value of EUR 430.- per traveler or EUR 150.- (per passenger aged under 15 years).

Products of animal origin, not originating from an EU Member State , Andorra, Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino or Switzerland, are not permitted to be imported into an EU Member State, with the exception of limited amounts from Andorra, Faroe Isl., Greenland, Iceland and small amounts of specific products from other countries.

For full details, please see or refer to the website of the European Union, http://europa.eu/.

For full details please see Terms & Definitions, section 5. Customs, or refer to the website of the European Union, http://europa.eu/.

Certain plants and plant products entering the EU must have an original phytosanitary certificate (see www.ec.europa.eu/food/plant/plant_health_biosecurity). These items must be declared on arrival and are subject to phytosanitary checks.

Arms and Ammunition regulations::

1. When bringing in firearms:
a. from an EU Member State : travelers require a European Firearms Pass as well as a permit for bringing the weapon into Austria. Hunters and marksmen only require the European Firearms Pass when carrying a max. of three weapons and ammunition. This does not apply to hand-guns carried by hunters;
b. from a non-EU Member State:
-residents of Austria may only import weapons if they can show their weapons pass or weapon ownership card to the customs official;
-non-residents of Austria require a permit pursuant with section 39 of the Austrian Weapons Act, which can be obtained at official Austrian representation abroad.
2. Hunting trophies must always be declared at customs at port of entry.

Prohibited: It is not allowed to:
1. import, export or transfer arms and ammunition to or from Afghanistan, Belarus, Central African Rep., Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eritrea, Iraq, Korea (Dem. People's Rep.), Lebanon, Lybia, Myanmar, Russian Fed., Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Zimbabwe.
2. import dangerous weapons such as pump guns or knuckle-dusters.

Export regulations::

Free export of:
- 1000 cigarettes or 200 cigars or 1 kg. of tobacco;
- unlimited alcoholic liquor;
- 1 opened bottle (1/4 l.) of perfume.

Crew members customs regulations::

Same regulations as for passengers apply.

Pets::

Cats and dogs are subject to Regulation (EC) No. 998/2003 and Regulation (EU) 576/2013 .
Additionally, pet cats and dogs arriving from the following countries do not require a serological test for rabies (anti-body titration):
Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Ascension Isl., Australia, Bahrain, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, Saba and St. Eustatius, Canada, Cayman Isl., Curacao, Falkland Isl., Fiji, French Polynesia, Jamaica, Japan, Mauritius, Monaco, Montserrat, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Singapore, St. Helena, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Maarten, St. Pierre and Miquelon, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, USA, Vanuatu and Wallis and Futuna Isl.
Birds are subject to Decision (EC) No. 25/2007.
For more information contact Austrian embassy or visit www.bmgf.gv.at
Pets may enter as passenger's checked baggage, in the cabin or as cargo.

Baggage Clearance regulations::

Baggage is cleared at the airport of final destination in Austria.



Airport Embarkation Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.



Currency rules

Currency Import regulations:

Same regulations as per Export apply.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Euro - EUR) and foreign currencies: no restrictions if arriving from or traveling to another EU Member State . If arriving directly from or traveling to a country outside the EU: amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.- or more or the equivalent in another currency (incl. banker's draft and cheques of any kind) must be declared.




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