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

  200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g tobacco
  1 litre of spirits and 1 litre of wine
  60ml of perfume and 250ml of eau de toilette
  gifts to a value not exceeding Lm50

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

 800 cigarettes, 400 cigarillos (cigars not weighing more than 4g each), 200 cigars, 1kg of tobacco
  10 litres of spirits, 20 litres of fortified wine, 90 litres of wine (including a maximum 60 litres of sparkling wine), 10 litres of beer
 gifts to a value not exceeding Lm50.

Prohibited items

Firearms and ammunition
counterfeit goods
unlicensed drugs
obscene literature and other media
animals and birds (dead or alive)
transmitting aparatus
plants and meat products (without import licence).


It is advisable to declare any larger or unusual items of electrical equipment brought into the island (such as video cameras, portable televisions or video recorders), as this will prevent duty being levied on these items when leaving the country. Those under 17 years cannot bring in alcohol or tobacco.

Abolition of duty free goods within the EU

On June 30th 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 ten new member states that joined the EU on May 1st 2004, these rules already apply to Cyprus and Malta. There are transitional rules in place for visitors returning to one of the original 15 European Union 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 Denmark, Finland and Sweden, where limits are still imposed). Travellers should note that they may be required to prove at customs that the goods purchased are for personal use.