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Customs Regulations in Cyprus: How much alcohol and tobacco can you bring in from non-EU countries

Updated: 3 months ago

Passengers arriving in Cyprus from non-EU countries (including the Canary Islands, Channel Islands, and similar territories) have specific limitations on importing tobacco products and alcohol. These rules are designed to control and ensure compliance with local laws and regulations.

Tobacco Products:

Passengers aged 17 and above can bring in tobacco products in the following quantities:

  • 200 cigarettes;
  • or 100 cigarillos (maximum 3 grams each);
  • or 50 cigars;
  • or 250 grams of smoking tobacco;
  • or a proportional mix of the above products.

These limitations apply per passenger aged 17 and above.


Regarding alcoholic beverages for passengers of the same age:

  • 1 liter of strong alcoholic beverages with an alcohol content exceeding 22%, or undenatured ethyl alcohol with more than 80% volume;
  • 2 liters of strong alcoholic beverages, aperitifs made from wine, or similar beverages with an alcohol content of less than 22%, sparkling wines, or liqueur wines;
  • or a proportional mix of these products;
  • as well as 4 liters of still wine;
  • and 16 liters of beer.

It is important to adhere to these limitations when importing alcoholic beverages to the island.

Compliance with Cyprus importation rules is crucial to avoid issues with customs authorities. Exceeding the limits may result in fines or confiscation of goods. These rules are in place to ensure safety, control over imported goods, and compliance with local laws.

Before embarking on your amazing journey to Cyprus, familiarize yourself with these customs regulations to ensure a trouble-free vacation.

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