Some items purchased on your trip need to be declared with customs when you enter Austria.
When entering Austria from a non-EU country, the following restrictions apply to the items that may be brought into the country per person:
Items worth up to approximately €430:
- 200 cigarettes
- or 50 cigars
- or 100 cigarillos
- or 250 g tobacco
- or a combination of the above
- and 4 l wine
- and 1 l spirits with an alcohol content of over 22% by volume
- or 2 l spirits / aperitifs with an alcohol content of less than 22% by volume
- or 2 l champagne / sparkling wine / liqueur wine or a combination of the above
For other items the approximate maximum value is €430 per person and €150 per person for travellers under 15 years of age.
€430 applies only to air passengers.
For travellers by road the exempt amount is €300.
The alcohol and tobacco amounts apply to persons aged 17 years or more.
The limits cannot be added for customers travelling together.
For example, you are not entitled to import an item worth €860 duty free together with another passenger.
Items that you may not import without special permission to Austria can be found in the list of prohibited items.
Customs regulations when leaving Austria
When leaving countries within the EU the import regulations of the country concerned apply.
Non-EU citizens may claim a VAT refund for items purchased.
Import and export of cash
The transport of cash or other means of payment (travellers' checks, gold bars, gold coins, etc.) worth more than €10,000 into and out of the European Union is subject to declaration with a customs office in accordance with Reg. (EC) 1889/05 art. 3 para. 2.
Declaration forms can be obtained at the customs counters or the customs office.