Ireland (Rep.) 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, for passengers aged 17 years of age and over:
-800 cigarettes;
-400 cigarillos;
-200 cigars;
-1kilogram of pipe or cigarette tobacco;
2. alcoholic beverages, for passengers aged 17 years of age and older:
-10 liters of spirits over 22%;
-20 liters of alcoholic beverages less than 22%;
-90 liters of wine (though no more than 60 litres 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 215.- (per passenger aged under 15 years).

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:

Residents of the EU must be in possession of an European Firearms Pass and, in order to obtain a permit, contact the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform or the Office of Public Works in Ireland (Rep.) to provide complete details about purpose of visit, place of stay etc.

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


Cats, dogs and ferrets are subject to Regulation (EC) No. 998/2003 and Regulation (EU) 576/2013. The maximum number of pets transported per passenger is five, unless the owner can prove the animals are being transported to compete in a sporting event or other form of competition.
They must have a EU pet passport or an official veterinary certificate with a microchip identification. The microchip must be inserted before rabies vaccination and be conforming to ISO Standard 11784.
Pets must have been vaccinated against Rabies at least 21 days before arrival and be at least 12 weeks old. A Rabies vaccination with a 3-year validity period is also accepted and are exempt from the 21 day rule.

Additionally, animals NOT arriving from Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Bermuda, Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Cayman Isl., Chile, Chinese Taipei, Curacao, Falkland Isl. (Malvinas), Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Hong Kong (SAR China), Jamaica, Japan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Montserrat, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Northern Mariana Isl., Puerto Rico, Russian Fed., Samoa (American), Singapore, St. Helena, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Pierre and Miquelon, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, USA, United Arab Emirates, Vanuatu, Virgin Isl. (British), Virgin Isl. (USA), Wallis and Futuna Isl. or other EEA Member States , must have undergone a blood test at least 30 days after a rabies vaccination to confirm a neutralizing antibody titration at least equal to 0.5 IU/ml. The pet may enter Ireland only when at least three months has passed since a successful blood-test.

Dogs must also have been treated against tapeworms, except if arriving from Finland, Malta, Norway or United Kingdom.

Pets arriving from other EU Member States may be imported through any airport. Pets arriving from all other countries must be imported only through Dublin (DUB) (unless already cleared to enter the EU at a point of entry in another Member State).

Owners of pets arriving from a non-EU member state must contact with Lissenhall Veterinary Hospital ([email protected]) or Vets Direct ([email protected]).

The same regulations apply to Assistance (Guide) Dogs. Passengers must contact the Animal Health Section of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine at least 5 days before arrival at [email protected] .
Pets arriving from non-EU member states in transit through Dublin (DUB) must also comply with these regulations.
Different regulations apply to animals being imported for commercial purposes. For more information contact the DAFM at E-mail: [email protected] Tel: 353 1607 2827.

Birds are subject to Decision (EC) No. 25/2007. Import License required.

Baggage Clearance regulations:

Baggage is cleared at the first airport of arrival in Ireland (Rep.).

Exempt: baggage of passengers with an onward connection to Cork (ORK), Dublin (DUB), or Shannon (SHN); baggage of passengers who embarked in another EU Member State , baggage of transit passengers with a destination outside of Ireland (Rep.).


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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