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Sweden Duty Free
Sweden Duty Free -
People may import the following items into Sweden without incurring customs duty:

200 cigarettes or 250g of tobacco or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars

1 litre spirits over 22 percent or 2 litres of fortified or sparkling wine, 2 litres of wine and 32 litres of beer

A reasonable quantity of perfume

Gifts up to a value of SKr 1,700.


Travellers must be over 18 years of age to import any tobacco products or cigarettes.

Travellers must be over 20 years of age to import any alcoholic beverages.

These regulations are strictly enforced.

Elimination 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 EU member states.

Out of the 10 new member states that joined the EU on May 1st 2004, these rules already apply to Malta and Cyprus. There are transitional rules in place for travellers returning to one of the original 15 EU countries from one of the other new EU countries.

However, 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 Sweden, Finland and Denmark, where limits are imposed).

Visitors should note that they may be required to prove at customs that the goods purchased are for personal use only.

Controlled and prohibited items

The prohibited items include:

Alcoholic beverages of over 60 percent alcohol (120 ° proof)



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