Romania Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Customs Rules

Import regulations::

Free import to passengers arriving with goods purchased within the EU which are for personal use only:
a. tobacco products,for passengers aged 17 years of age and older:
- 800 cigarettes;
- 400 cigarillos (max. 3 grams each);
- 200 cigars;
- 1 kg smoking tobacco;
b. alcoholic beverages, for passengers aged 17 years of age and older:
- 10 litres of spirits over 22% and ethyl alcohol;
- 20 litres of alcoholic beverages less than 22%;
- 90 litres of wine (though no more than 60 litres of sparkling wine);
- 110 litres of beer;
Free import to passengers arriving from non-EU Member States (incl. Canary Islands, Channel Islands and other similar territories):
a. tobacco products, for passengers aged 17 years of age and older:
- 200 cigarettes; or
- 100 cigarillos (max. 3 grams each); or
- 50 cigars; or
- 250 grams of smoking tobacco; or
- proportional assortment;
b. alcoholic beverages, for passengers aged 17 years of age 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 still wine; and
- 16 litres of beer;
c. other goods up to a total value of EUR 430.-.

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 These items must be declared on arrival and are subject to phytosanitary checks.

Arms and Ammunition regulations::

Arms and ammunition, carried as checked baggage, must be cleared through Customs at first airport of entry in Romania.

Export regulations::

Ammunition must be packed in separate bags or containers which must locked and properly labelled. They will need to be processed as checked-in luggage.


Cats and dogs are subject to Regulation (EC) No. 998/2003 and Regulation (EU) 576/2013 .
Birds are subject to Decision (EC) No. 25/2007.
For more information contact the nearest embassy of Romania or the National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority in Romania (tel. nbr. 004-0374-150-200 or email

Baggage Clearance regulations::

Baggage is cleared at the airport of final destination in Romania.

Exempt: baggage of transit passengers with a destination outside of Romania, provided the onward flight is within 24 hours.

Airport Embarkation Tax

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

Currency rules

Currency Import regulations:

Foreign currencies in banknotes, traveller's cheques or other means of payment: 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 the equivalent in another currency must be declared .
If departing to a non-EU Member State via an EU Member State the declaration must be made in the last EU Member State.
PROHIBITED: local currency (New Romanian Leu-RON).

Currency Export regulations:

same regulations as for import apply.

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