Portugal Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Import regulations:

Free import to passengers (aged 17 years and older) arriving with goods purchased within the EU which are for personal use only: tobacco: 800 cigarettes, 400 cigarillos (max. 3 grams each), 200 cigars, 1 kilogram of smoking tobacco. Alcoholic beverages: 10 liters of spirits over 22%, 20 liters of alcohol 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. Aland Island, 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 tobacco; or
- proportional assortment;
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 of wine; and
- 16 liters of beer;
3. medicinal products sufficient for personal needs;
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).

For more information, see the Portuguese DGAV website at .

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:

Only sport ammunition is allowed however it can only be transported as hold baggage or cargo.

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

Export regulations:

Prohibited: jewelry, unless declared on arrival.


Cats and dogs entering Portugal (incl. Madeira and Azores isl.) are subject to Regulation (EU) 576/2013 . For detailed information please contact Divisao de Internacionalizacao e Mercados, Direcao Geral de Alimentacao E Veterinaria, Campo Grande, No. 50 1700-093 Lisboa. Tel.: 21 323 95 00. Fax: 21 346 3518. Email: [email protected]. Web: . Pets arriving from countries outside the European Union:
The veterinary checks of these animals are compulsory. At least 48 hours before arrival, the arrival of the pets must be notified in writing, preferably by email (see email contact details on the following link ) .

Baggage Clearance regulations:

Portugal and Madeira: baggage is cleared at the airport of final destination.
Azores: baggage is cleared at Sao Miguel island (PDL), Terceira island (TER) and at Santa Maria island (SMA). Passengers traveling to other islands must clear their baggage at the first airport of entry in Portugal.


Currency Import regulations:

Import of local currency (Euro-EUR) and foreign currencies without restrictions. However, amounts exceeding the equivalent of EUR 4,987.98 must be declared upon arrival in order to avoid possible difficulties when leaving Portugal.

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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