Customs regulations for your trip to Italy

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Import regulations:

Free import to passengers arriving with goods purchased within the EU which are for personal use only:

Tobacco products:

  • 800 cigarettes;
  • 400 cigarillos;
  • 200 cigars;
  • 1 kilogram of pipe or cigarette tobacco;

Alcoholic beverages:

  • 10 liters of spirits over 22%;
  • 20 liters of alcoholic beverages less than 22%;
  • 90 liters of wine (though no more than 60 liters of sparkling wine);
  • 110 liters of beer.

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:

  • 200 cigarettes; or
  • 100 cigarillos (max. 3 grams each); or
  • 50 cigars; or
  • 250 grams of tobacco; or
  • proportional assortment;

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;

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,

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

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.

Arms and Ammunition regulations:

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

Export regulations:

free export

Additional Information:

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 :

  • cameras, video cameras, personal computers: an ownership declaration issued by Customs Authorities is recommended;
  • furs and skin-articles of protected animals: certificate of temporary export issued by the National Forest Department is required;
  • arms and weapons: certificate of temporary export issued by the local Police headquarters in place of residence is required.

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

  • aviary ornamental birds from all countries infected with Avian influenza;
  • meat and poultry and derived products from Thailand;
  • eggs and white meat from South East Asia;
  • live birds of any species (incl. game birds and birds of prey), eggs, feathers, meat or meat products from Croatia, Romania and all Balkan countries.

Baggage Clearance regulations

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.

Airport Tax

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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