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Entry into Austria from European Union member states (Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Rumania, Sweden, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Hungary and Cyprus).

Fundamentally, no customs controls are carried out, but random checks are at all times possible.
The exit for EU travellers can be used on a direct flight (without a stopover in a non-member country) from one EU state to another.
Note: If the journey is started outside of the EU, and before the entry into Austria only one stopover/transit stop is made in another EU country, the regulations for travellers from non-member countries apply.

Standard amounts:
Standard amounts for duty-free imports for personal use into Austria from EU countries:
  • Cigarettes: 800
  • Cigarillos: 400 (maximum weight of 3g each)
  • Cigars: 200
  • Smoking tobacco: 1kg
  • Spirits: 10 litres
  • Wine: 90 litres (maximum 60 litres of sparkling wine)
  • Beer: 110 litres

Duty-free purchases on direct journeys within the EU are no longer possible.

Entry into Austria from a state outside of the European Union (non-member countries)
Travel-free amounts and travel-free limits for goods from non-member countries – the maximum amounts for duty-free import into Austria from non-member countries for personal use or as a gift are given as follows:

  • Tobacco goods (per person from the age of 17): 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos (cigars with a maximum weight of 3g each) or 50 cigars or 250 grams of smoking tobacco or a combination of parts of these goods
  • Alcoholic drinks (per person from the age of 17): 1 litre of spirits with more than 22% alcohol content or 2 litres of spirits containing less that 22% alcohol conten, wine aperitifs, alcohol, sake or similar with a maximum of 22% alcohol content; sparkling wines, liqueur wines or a combination of parts of these goods and 2 litres of non-sparkling wines
  • 50g of perfumes and 0.25 litres of toilet water
  • Medicines for personal use during the journey
  • Other goods, as given above, to a total value of 175 euro per traveller
    Several travellers are not permitted to combine their travel-free limits.

    Important information!
    Obligatory notification for travellers carrying 10,000 euro or more in cash

    Travel equipment
    Travel equipment used for personal use during the stay can be brought into Austria duty free and informally insofar no import bans exist (for new goods, e.g. photographic equipment, the bill of purchase is to be available).

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