Cyprus Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Import regulations:

Free import to passengers arriving with goods purchased within the EU which are for personal use only:
1. tobacco products: 800 cigarettes; 400 cigarillos (max. 3 grams each); 200 cigars; 1 kilogram smoking tobacco;
2. 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. 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 smoking tobacco; or
- a proportional mix of these products;
2. 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 still wine; and
- 16 liters of beer;
3. medications for personal use;
4. other goods (for air travelers) 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,

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:

Permit from the Chief of Police is required.

Prohibited: It is not allowed to import, export or transfer arms and ammunition to or from Afghanistan, Belarus, Central African Rep., Congo (Dem. Rep.), Eritrea, Iraq, Korea (Dem. People's Rep.), Lebanon, Lybia, Myanmar, Russian Fed., Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Zimbabwe.

Wild Fauna and Flora:

Import license from the Director of the Environment Service is required.

Export regulations:

Free export of reasonable quantities of tobacco products and alcoholic beverages and travel souvenirs up to a value of CYP 100.-.

Crew members customs regulations:

50 grams of tobacco articles for each day's intended stay, but not exceeding 250 grams in total.


The import of pets is only permitted through Larnaca (LCA) and Paphos (PFO). Owners of pets being imported from outside the European Union must communicate the arrival to the District Veterinary Office of the port of entry, providing the complete details including date, time and flight no. at least 48 hours prior to arrival.

Cats, dogs and ferrets are subject to Regulation (EC) No. 998/2003 and Regulation (EU) 576/2013 . Cats, dogs and ferrets must be individually identified by a clearly readable tattoo if applied before 3 July 2011 or compliant transponder or microchip. They must also be older than 105 days and must be vaccinated against rabies, regardless of the country of origin. Import is restricted to a max. of 5 pets per passenger.
Cats, dogs and ferrets arriving from other EU Member States must be accompanied by documentation to prove their origin and in cases where more than 5 pets are being moved, an authorized veterinarian must check the health of the pets within 48 hours of departure.
Cats, dogs and ferrets arriving from third countries must be accompanied by a health certificate and meet all the requirements listed in the health certificate. The health certificate must also include a statement confirming that the animals are being transported for non-commercial use.
Prohibited breeds of dog: American Pit Bull Terrier or Pit Bull Terrier, Dogo Argentino or Argentinian Mastiff, Fila Brasileiro or Brazilian Mastiff, Japanese Tosa or Tosa Inu.

Birds are subject to Decision (EC) No. 25/2007. Birds must be accompanied by:
- a zoo sanitary certificate completed by a veterinary officer of the government of the exporting country; and
- a certificate signed by the captain of the delivering carrier stating that the birds arrived directly from the exporting country (transhipment not allowed) and that the birds have not been in contact with other animals or poultry during transportation.
Prohibited: Psittacine birds (parrots).

The District Veterinary Office can be contacted in Larnaca: Tel: 357 24821275/6. Fax: 357 24304270. In Paphos: Tel: 357 26821260. Fax: 357 26306198.

Baggage Clearance regulations:

Baggage is cleared at the airport of final destination on Cyprus.

Exempt: baggage of transit passengers with a destination outside of Cyprus if the onward flight is within 24 hours.


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.

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