Finland Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Import regulations:

Free import for passengers arriving with goods purchased within the EU which are for personal use only:
a. there is no limit on the quantity of purchases made, inclusive of tax, in the shops of an EU Member State and brought to Finland if these goods are for the travelers own or their families consumption or brought in as a non-commercial gift.
b. there is also no limit on the following food items if brought in for the travelers own consumption: meat, meat-products, fish, fish-products, milk, milk-products and egg-products from an EU Member State;

Free import to passengers arriving from non-EU Member States (including the Aland Islands, Canary Islands and similar territories):
1. tobacco products (for passengers aged 17 years of age and over):
- 200 cigarettes; or
- 100 cheroots; or
- 50 cigars; or
- 250 grams of tobacco; or
- a proportional mix of these products;
2. alcoholic beverages (passengers aged 20 years of age and older may import all of the below; those passengers aged over 18 years of age are allowed to carry only alcoholic beverages with max. 22% vol.):
- 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. cut flowers, except for chrysanthemums and carnations (from countries outside Europe) and orchids from Thailand;
4. other goods (for air travelers) up to a total value of EUR 430.- per traveler.

Products of animal origin, not originating from an EU Member State, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, 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:

Transfer and importation for private purposes of firearms, parts of firearms and cartridges suitable for use in firearms, requires a permit, issued by the police authority at the importer's home municipality or place of residence.
This permit must indicate that the person is authorized to possess the firearm concerned. The transfer and importation of especially dangerous cartridges or dangerous edged weapons is prohibited.
For more information contact the Police Department of the Finnish Ministry of Interior. Tel: 358 9 1601.

Prohibited: It is not allowed to import arms and ammunition from Russian Fed. and Syria. For more information see

Additional Information on regulations:

Import of narcotic drugs is only allowed with special permission from authorities of Finland.

Export regulations:

Free export:

tobacco products: no restrictions;

alcoholic beverages: passengers of 20 years of age or more up to 12 liters of strong beer and up to 5 liters of other alcoholic beverages (18 years of age only mild ones).


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 Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Department of Food and Health. Tel: 358 9 160 53387. Fax: 358 9 160 53338. Pets may enter as passengers' checked baggage or as cargo.

Baggage Clearance regulations:

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


Currency Import regulations:

Same regulations as per 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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