Slovak Customs Regulations
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Slovak Republic Customs InformationOverview
The following goods may be imported into the Slovak Republic by visitors 18 years of age or older without incurring customs duty:
• 200 cigarettes, 100 cigarillos, 50 cigars and 250g of tobacco products.
• 1l of spirits and 2l of wine.
• 50g of perfume or 250ml of eau de toilette.
• Gifts up to the value of ?175.
• Foodstuffs, fruits and flowers for personal use.
• Medicine according to personal use.
Note: (a) All items of value, such as cameras and tents, must be declared at customs on entry in order to facilitate export clearance on departure. (b) Only half the above quantities are permitted if stay is less than two days. (c) Arms and ammunition require a license. (d) House pets can only be transported with veterinary permission. (e) Objects of art and historical value need a license and customs duty.
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.