Customs control

CustomsThe customs clearance point is situated in the check-in area. Here you can declare exported goods  subject to VAT refund, dutiable  items or items customs declaration obligation.

Travellers arriving in Poland from EU country are exempt from customs duties for imported goods as long as the goods are not intended for trade.

Goods imported up to a value of 430 EUR, carried in the personal luggage of persons travelling from a third country to Poland are exempt from the VAT (and consequently, exempt from import duties). Essential medicines required by the passenger, quantities of tobacco and tobacco products as well as liquor are excluded from the aforementioned limits and are subject to the following norms.

Travellers that are over 17 years old and are arriving from a non-EU country are allowed to import the below- listed goods duty-free, as long as they do not exceed the following maximum volumes:

Tobacco poducts:

  • 200 cigarettes, or
  • 100 cigarillos (cigars weighing max. 3 grams each), or
  • 50 cigars, or
  • 250 g of smoking tobacco,
  • or a combination, adding up to the same quantity.

Alcohol and alcoholic drinks:

  • 1 l – spirits with an alcohol content of over 22% or non-denatured ethyl alcohol (ethanol) with an alcohol content of 80% or more, or
  • 2 l – spirits, aperitifs made of wine or alcohol, rataffia, sake or similar drinks with an alcohol content of 22% or less; sparkling wines, liqueur wines,
  • or a combination, adding up to the same quantity,
  • 2 l – wines (non-sparkling wines or non-liqueur wine),
  • 16 l – beer.

Additionally (without age restrictions):

  • 50 g of perfume,
  • 250 ml of eau de toilette,
  • medicine in the volume appropriate to the needs of the passenger.

Besides the products listed above, traveller is allowed to import goods of a total value not highter than 175 EUR, and the traveller is under 15 year old not higher than 90 EUR.

Travellers departing on international flights are obliged to declare the carried:

  • domestic and/or foreign currency exceeding the equivalent of 10 000 Euros in total,
  • goods intended for economic activity or for trading,
  • goods which are subject to export restrictions (e.g. items manufactured before 1945).

Travellers arriving on international flights are obliged to declare the carried:

  • domestic and/or foreign currency exceeding the equivalent of 10 000 Euros in total,
  • goods whose quantity or value exceed the customs allowance.

All information provided above is of general nature only. For detailed information, please refer to the respective Acts of Law published in the Journals of Law (Dzienniki Ustaw) and in the Official Journals of the Republic of Poland (Monitor Polski). Information about customs regulations are to be found on the official website of the Ministry of Finance: www.mf.gov.pl

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