Summer holidays: how much alcohol and tobacco are you allowed to bring back if you travel to Europe?

Summer holidays: how much alcohol and tobacco are you allowed to bring back if you travel to Europe?
Summer holidays: how much alcohol and tobacco are you allowed to bring back if you travel to Europe?

The latest on the rules in force if you plan to travel to Europe this summer.

That’s it, it’s the holidays this Saturday, July 6, 2024! It’s also a good time to remind yourself of certain rules if you intend to travel to Europe this summer, if you intended to take advantage of it to bring back products with you.

Alcohol is often found in suitcases, as a souvenir of local cultures or for its attractive prices far from home. Be aware that when returning from a European country to France, you can only carry 10 liters of alcohol and spirits (whisky, vodka, gin, etc.), 90 liters of wine, 110 liters of beer or 20 liters of intermediate products (port, Madeira, vermouth, etc.). These are the maximum quantities. In the event of an inspection, proof will be requested that the stock is intended for personal use.

Maximum quantities for alcohols.
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You are also limited in the quantities of tobacco that you can bring back to France from a European country. The maximum quantity is 800 cigarettes (or four cartons), 400 cigarillos (or 3 grams per piece), 200 cigars or 1 kg of smoking tobacco.

The maximum quantities of tobacco you can bring back.
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In Europe, these destinations are exceptions

Please note that these restrictions do not apply to the overseas departments and regions or to the overseas communities and territories, nor to Switzerland, the Canary Islands, Andorra or Monaco. In these territories, specific regulations are in force. When returning from Andorra, for example, the maximum quantity of tobacco is 300 units, or one and a half cartons (one carton and five cigarette cases). This quantity is calculated per person, not per vehicle.

Before bringing back anything in large quantities, it is advisable to find out the rules in force between the country from which you are returning and France.

Some products are highly regulated, others are prohibited

Be careful what you have in your pockets when you return to France. Any amount greater than or equal to 10,000 euros in cash must be declared. Many products are also subject to restrictions, such as medicines, foodstuffs, weapons and works of art. Others are absolutely prohibited: animals, endangered plants, drugs, counterfeits, etc.

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