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Finland Duty Free
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Duty Free

The following items may be imported into Finland from non-EU countries without incurring customs duty:

  200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco or 100 cigarillos
  2 litres of alcoholic beverages of less than 22 per cent by volume or 1 litre of alcoholic beverages of more than 22 per cent by volume or 2 litres of wine or 16 litres of beer
50g of perfume and 250ml of eau de toilette
non-commercial goods to a value of €185

The following items may be imported into Finland from EU countries without incurring customs duty:

 300 cigarettes or 150 cigarillos or 75 cigars or 400g of tobacco
 1 litre of alcoholic beverages of more than 22 per cent by volume and 3 litres of alcoholic beverages of less than 22 per cent by volume and 5 litres of wines and 64 litres of beer.

Note: The import of alcoholic beverages over 22 per cent is only allowed by persons aged 20 years or over; alcoholic beverages up to 22 per cent may be imported by persons aged 18 years or over.

Prohibited items

The import and export of certain foods, medicines, plants, firearms and works of art are subject to certain restrictions and formalities. The import of drinks containing more than 60 per cent alcohol by volume is prohibited. Contact the Finnish Tourist Board for further details (see the Contact section).

Note

Abolition of duty-free goods within the EU.

On 30th June 1999, the sale of duty-free alcohol and tobacco at airports and at sea was abolished in all of the original 15 European Union member states. Of the 10 new member states that joined the EU on 1st May 2004, these rules already apply to Malta and Cyprus. There are transitional rules in place for visitors returning to one of the original 15 EU countries from one of the other new EU countries. For the original 15, plus Cyprus and Malta, there are now no limits imposed on importing tobacco and alcohol products from one EU country to another, with the exceptions of Finland, and Sweden, where limits are imposed. Travellers should note that they may be required to prove at customs that the goods purchased are for their ownl use only.