Ukraine Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Customs Rules

Import regulations::

Free import:
- 1 liter of spirits and 2 liters of wine;
- 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco products for passengers above 18 years;
- goods for personal use;
- items up to a value of EUR 200.- (or equivalent);
- food products up to a value of EUR 50.- (or equivalent);
- medicines for personal use, together with medical certificates and prescription.
Prohibited:
- items which can be dangerous to the health of population or environment;
- products containing propaganda of war, racism, race discrimination or genocide and pornography;
- restricted goods and personal items without permit (cultural values, guns, medicines);
- agricultural products (except for food items).

Additional Information on regulations::

Firearms: permission required from the Ministry of Interior of Ukraine.

Export regulations::

Free export:
- goods up to the value of EUR 200.-;
- goods declared for re-export;
- visitors: goods purchased in Ukraine in value not exceeding the sum of foreign currency imported.
Additional information:
- Written declaration required for export of precious metals and stones up to the value of EUR 200.-. Export permit required for higher values.
- Restrictions apply for export of cultural values.
Prohibited: raw hides, unworked feathers suitable for packing, raw metals, their alloys, waste and scrap, cermets, timber, brassware.

Pets::

Cats, dogs and birds (except pigeons) must be accompanied by a veterinarian health certificate with seal of a state veterinarian institute in country of origin, which must NOT be issued over 10 days prior to arrival. Rabbits need confirmation of recent inoculation, which was done at least 30 days before transporting or confirmation of yearly re-inoculation.
Prohibited:
- dogs and cats of less than 3 months of age;
- pigeons.

Baggage Clearance regulations::

Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry in Ukraine. Passengers in transit to a domestic destination, carrying goods subject to customs clearance should reclaim their baggage, pass through customs and check-in their baggage for the connecting flight. Passengers who do not carry goods subject to customs clearance can have their baggage through checked to final destination.



Airport Embarkation Tax

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



Currency rules

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Ukrainian Hryvnia-UAH) and foreign currencies: up to EUR 10,000.- or equivalent. Exceeding amounts must be declared. A document on the withdrawal of cash from banking accounts is required.
Banking metals: max. 500 grams in the shape of ingots and coins with a written declaration for the customs authorities.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Ukrainian Hryvnia-UAH) and foreign currencies: up to EUR 10,000.- or equivalent without declaration. For exceeding amounts, customs declaration and a document on the withdrawal of cash from the financial establishment is required.
Banking metals: max. 500 grams in the shape of ingots and coins with a written declaration for the customs authorities. License required for exceeding weight. The customs declaration is grounds for export of declared currency within 1 year from the registration of the declaration.




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