Belgium 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:
a. tobacco products, for passengers aged 17 and older:
- 800 cigarettes;
- 400 cigarillos;
- 200 cigars;
- 1kilogram of pipe or cigarette tobacco;
b. alcoholic beverages, for passengers aged 17 years and older:
- 10 liters of spirits over 22%;
- 20 liters of alcoholic beverages less than 22%;
- 90 liters of wine (though no more than 60 litres of sparkling wine);
- 110 liters of beer.

Free import to passengers arriving from non-EU Member States (including the Aland Islands, Canary Islands, Channel Islands and other similar territories) :
1. tobacco products, for passengers aged 17 and older:
- 200 cigarettes; or
- 100 cigarillos (maximum 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 aged 15 and older (EUR 175.- if aged 14 years or younger).

For military and civil personnel of the Armed Forces, including their families and for flying personnel of air transport companies the following quantities can be imported free if declared to Customs:
- 100 cigarettes or 25 cigars or 50 cigarillos or 125 grams of tobacco (products);
- 0.25 liter of spirits or 0.50 liter of sparkling wine and 1 liter of still wine;
- 7.5 grams of perfume and 0.125 liter of eau de toilette, Eau de Cologne etc.;
- 500 grams of coffee or 200 grams of coffee extract;
- 100 grams of tea or 40 grams of tea extract;
- other goods valued up to EUR 19.83.

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::

Import and export of firearms (incl. sporting guns and shotguns) and ammunition must be supported by an individual license issued by one of the three Belgian regions.
For additional information, contact the corresponding region:
Flemish Region: (32) 2553-5792
Walloon Region: (32) 8164-9751
Brussels Capital Region: (32) 2800-3727 or (32) 4798-18956.

Prohibited: It is not allowed to 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.

Export regulations::

Free export
Personal goods of the traveler.

Crew members customs regulations::

Free import for crew members:
1. 40 cigarettes or 20 cigarillos or 10 cigars or 50 grams of tobacco;
2. - 2 liters of still wine and 8 litres of beer and
- 0,25 liters of spirits over 22% volume or 0,5 liters of spirits less than 22% volume;
3. other goods up to a total value of EUR 175,-.

Pets::

Cats and dogs are subject to Regulation (EC) No. 998/2003 and Regulation (EU) 576/2013 .
Birds are subject to Decision (EC) No. 25/2007.
For more information contact Belgium embassy.

Baggage Clearance regulations::

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

Exempt: baggage of transit passengers with destination outside Belgium.



Airport Embarkation Tax

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



Currency rules

Currency Import regulations:

Same regulations as for export apply.

Currency Export regulations:

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




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