austrian Customs Regulations
Austria Customs Information
The following goods may be imported into Austria by persons over 17 years of age arriving from non-EU countries without incurring customs duty:
• 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g tobacco or a proportional mix of these products.
• 1l of spirits over 22% or 2l of fortified wine or spirits up to 22% or 2l of sparkling wine or liqueur and 2l of still wine.
• 500g of coffee or 200g of extracts, essences or concentrates of coffee, and 100g of tea or 40g of tea extracts.
• 50g of perfume and 0.25l of eau de toilette.
• Medicinal products sufficient for the journey.
• Goods up to a value of ?175.
Abolition of duty-free goods within the EU
On 30 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. Of the 10 new member states that joined the EU on 1 May 2004 and the two states that joined on 1 January 2007, these rules already apply 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 Cyprus and Malta, there are no limits imposed on importing tobacco and alcohol products from one EU country to another. Travelers should note that they may be required to prove at customs that the goods purchased are for personal use only. Member states may follow the EU’s guide levels of: 10l of spirits; 20l of fortified wine; 90l of wine; 110l of beer; 800 cigarettes; 400 cigarillos; 200 cigars and 1kg of tobacco.
Austria Customs Website: http://english.bmf.gv.at/