Portugal Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Customs Rules

Import regulations::

Free import to passengers (aged 17 years and older) arriving with goods purchased within the EU which are for personal use only: tobacco: 800 cigarettes, 400 cigarillos (max. 3 grams each), 200 cigars, 1kg smoking tobacco. Alcoholic beverages: 10 litres of spirits over 22%, 20 litres of alcohol beverages less than 22%, 90 litres of wine (though no more than 60 litres of sparkling wine), 110 litles of beer.

Free import to passengers arriving from non-EU Member States (incl. Aland Island, Canary Islands, Channel Islands and other similar territories) :
1. 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;
2. alcoholic beverages, for passengers aged 17 and older:
- 1 litre of spirits over 22% volume, or non-denatured ethyl alcohol with more than 80% volume; or
- 2 litres of spirits or aperitifs made of wine or similar beverages less than 22% volume, or sparkling wines or liqueur wines; or
- a proportional mix of these products; and in addition
- 4 litres of wine; and
- 16 litres of beer;
3. medicinal products sufficient for personal needs;
4. other goods (for air travellers) up to a total value of EUR 430.- (per adult) 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 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::

Only sport ammunition is allowed however it can only be transported as hold baggage or cargo.

Export regulations::

Prohibited: jewelry, unless declared on arrival.

Crew members customs regulations::

Crew are allowed to import:
a. 80 cigarettes or 20 cigarillos (max. weight 3 grams per unit) or 10 cigars or 50 grams of smoking tobacco; and
b. merchandise not exceeding USD 200.- in value, which includes perfums, coffee, tea and derivates.


Cats and dogs entering Portugal (incl. Madeira and Azores isl.) are subject to Regulation (EC) No. 998/2003 and Regulation (EU) 576/2013 . For detailed information please contact DSCV - Direccao Geral Veterinaria: Largo da Academia Nacional de Belas Artes, 2 - 1249 -105 Lisbon, Portugal.
Tel: +351 21 323 9500. Fax: +351 21 323 9679 or +351 21 346 3518.
Email: secretaradodscv@dgv.min-agricultura.pt and veterinaria@mail.telepac.pt.
Web: www.dgv.min-agricultura.pt
At Faro airport (FAO) pets cannot be cleared on Saturdays, Sundays and on official holidays.
Except for pets arriving from Ireland (Rep.), Malta, Sweden and the United Kingdom for which the authorities of these countries should be consulted.
For further details please refer to: Ireland (Rep.): www.agriculture.gov.ie; Malta: www.vafd.gov.mt; Sweden: www.sjv.se and UK: www.gov.uk/defra .

Baggage Clearance regulations::

Baggage is cleared at the airport of final destination in Portugal, provided it is labelled accordingly.

Airport Embarkation Tax

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

Currency rules

Same regulations as for Export apply (see: Export).

Currency Import regulations:

Import of local currency (Euro-EUR) and foreign currencies without restrictions. However, amounts exceeding the equivalent of EUR 4,987.98 must be declared upon arrival in order to avoid possible difficulties when leaving Portugal.

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.

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