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The following goods can be imported into Greece by visitors without incurring customs duty by:

(a) Passengers arriving from within the EU:

• 800 cigarettes or 200 cigars or 400 cigarillos or 1kg of tobacco;
• 10l of alcoholic beverage or 90l of wine and 110l of beer;
• there is no limit for perfume.

(b) Passengers arriving from non-EU countries within Europe:

• 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 100 cigarillos or 250g of tobacco;
• 1l of alcoholic beverage over 22 per cent or 2l of alcohol beverages of 22 per cent or less and 2l of wine and liquers;
• 50g of perfume and 250ml of eau de cologne;
• gifts up to a value of €175 per person and €90 if under 15.

(c) Passengers arriving from outside Europe:

• 400 cigarettes or 100 cigars or 200 cigarillos or 500g of tobacco;
• 1l of alcoholic beverage over 22 per cent or 2l of alcohol beverages of 22 per cent or less and 2l of wine and 2l of still table wine;
• 50g of perfume and 250ml of eau de cologne.

Note

The tobacco and alcohol allowances listed above are not available to passengers under 18 years of age.

Restricted items

It is forbidden to bring in plants with soil. One windsurfboard per person may be imported/exported duty free, if registered in the passport on arrival. The export of antiquities is forbidden without the express permission of the Archaeological Service in Athens; those who disregard this will be prosecuted.

Abolition of duty free goods within the EU

On June 30 1999, the sale of duty-free tobacco and alcohol at airports and at sea was abolished in all of the original 15 EU member states. Of the 10 new member states that joined the EU on May 1 2004, these rules have already been applied to Cyprus and Malta. 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. But for the original 15, plus Malta and Cyprus, there are now no limits imposed on importing tobacco and alcohol products from one EU country to another (with the exceptions of Denmark, Finland and Sweden, where limits are imposed). Travellers should note that they might be required to prove at customs that the goods purchased are for personal use only.