Customs regulations and required documents
Personal effects import regulations
Free import to passengers arriving with goods purchased within the EU which are for personal use only:
Free import to passengers arriving from non-EU Member States (incl. Aland Island, Canary Islands, Channel Islands and other similar territories) :
Tobacco products, for passengers aged 17 and older:
Alcoholic beverages, for passengers aged 17 and older:
Medicinal products sufficient for personal needs;
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 here). These items must be declared on arrival and are subject to phytosanitary checks.
Weapons and ammunition: All firearms have to be packed separately from the ammunition and must be in a locked firearms case.
When arriving in Italy, weapons and ammunition are subject to clearance at the first port of entry. If continuing journey on to another destination either within Italy or to an international connection, weapons are collected on arrival by airport security and delivered to the police office for inspection. Security staff will then take the weapon to the connecting flight.
Prohibited: It is not allowed to import arms and ammunition from Russian Fed. and Syria. For more information see https://sanctionsmap.eu/#/main/
1. Special permit from the Ministry of Culture is required for:
antiquities, art objects (including paintings, sculptures, ancient vases, furniture over 100 years old, etc.) and objects of historical or archaeological interest;
2. Only for residents leaving the EU :
Crew members customs regulations:
allowed to import up to EUR 20.-.
Cats and dogs are subject to Regulation (EC) No. 998/2003 and Regulation (EU) 576/2013 .For more information contact the nearest embassy of Italy.
Birds are subject to Decision (EC) No. 25/2007. Import License required.
Prohibited: import of
Baggage is cleared at the airport of final destination in Italy.
Currency Import regulations:
Same regulations as for 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.
No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.
Learn all about regulations for your destination country. From airport tax to be paid on departure, to importing pets, as well as rules on how much currency you may bring into and out of a country.
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The provisions on travel to/from abroad will be in force until April 30, 2021.
The Ordinance of April 16, 2021 introduces some important measures.
In the case of Brazil, the provisions of the Ordinance of February 13, 2021 (ban on entry into Italy for all those who come from Brazil or have stayed/transited there in the 14 days prior to entering Italy) have been updated.
Browse lists of information for travelling to and from abroad:
Covid-tested flights are flights that have been authorised by the Ministry of Health by means of a special ordinance.
To learn more about the requirements and the compulsory procedure go to the dedicated section: Covid-tested flights – Passenger Locator Form
The Ministerial Decree of March 2, 2021, Decree-Law no. 30 of March 13, 2021, Decree-Law no. 44 of April 1, 2021 and the Ordinances of the Minister of Health have provided for the application of restrictive measures for the containment of COVID-19 infection, until 30 April 2021.
These provisions confirm several urgent measures to contain the infection throughout the country already in force and introduce new ones.
Please refer to the page Covid-19, situation in Italy, and to the FAQ published on the Government website, for a summary of the different restrictions applied in the yellow, orange, red and white areas.
Useful numbers from the Ministry of Health
For further information please refer to: