Malta 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:
a. tobacco products:
-800 cigarettes;
-400 cigarillos (max. 3 grams each);
-200 cigars;
-1 kilogram of smoking tobacco;
b. 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):
a. tobacco products, for passengers aged 18 of age and older:
-200 cigarettes; or
-100 cigarillos (max. 3 grams each); or
-50 cigars; or
-250 grams of smoking tobacco;
b. alcoholic beverages, for passengers aged 18 of age and older:
-1 liter of spirits; and
-1 liter of still wine;
c. other goods up to a total value of EUR 175.-.

Products of animal origin, not originating from an EU Member State, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino or Switzerland, are not permitted to be imported into an EU Member State, with the exception of limited 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:

Prohibited: firearms, ammunition and explosives.

Export regulations:

Free export of reasonable quantities of perfume, tobacco products and alcoholic beverages.


1. Cats and dogs are subject to Regulation (EC) No. 998/2003 and Regulation (EU) 576/2013 . Cats and dogs may be subject to quarantine at Luqa Airport. Pet owners are required to advise, in advance, of their arrival, to ensure that BIP officers are available to release their pets without delays.
Pets must be accompanied by:
a. Import license from the Director of Veterinary Services; and
b. Certificate from the Veterinary Service of the country of origin according to the conditions of importation. Mammals and birds must be accompanied by an import license from the Director of Veterinary Services together with an official health certificate from the veterinary service from the country of origin.
The Pet Travel Scheme (PETS): allows pet carnivores (cats, dogs and ferrets) originating from qualifying countries as well as those residing in Malta that travel to any of the qualifying countries to (re-)enter Malta without quarantine if satisfying all the conditions. Please consult for an up-to-date list of qualifying countries. Note that this does not apply to other pet animals. To qualify for the scheme, the pet must be:
- fitted with a microchip;
- vaccinated against rabies;
- be blood tested, the result of the test must show that the animal is adequately protected against rabies. Pets cannot enter Malta until at least 3 calendar months after the date from the blood test that gave a successful result;
- issued with a Pet Passport, issued by the competent veterinary authority of the country of origin;
- treated with praziquantel for tapeworm and with fiprinol for ticks 24-28 hours before commencing the journey to Malta.
2. Birds are subject to Decision (EC) No. 25/2007.
Please consult for an up-to-date list of qualifying countries and for full information on conditions and documentation for the import of pets, including those pets entering Malta from non-qualifying countries. Alternatively, contact the Malta Veterinary Services. Tel: 356 21 225363. Fax: 356 21 238105.

Baggage Clearance regulations:

Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry in Malta.

Exempt: baggage of transit passengers with a destination outside of Malta if the onward flight is within 24 hours. Otherwise baggage has to be labelled to Malta and is cleared at the first airport of entry in Malta.


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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