Declaring Goods to Customs

Arrivals From Non-EU Countries

When importing goods from non-EU countries, quantity limits apply. The following categories are included

– goods occasionally imported for the personal or family use of travellers, and goods intended as presents,

– tobacco products,

– alcoholic beverages,

– medicines.

Restrictions concerning import, export and/or transit under special regulations apply to

– veterinary goods and animals,

– the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES),

– weapons, ammunition, explosive materials,

– drugs,

– parts of plants and goods of a plant origin,

– financial instruments.

Arrivals From EU Countries

When importing goods from EU countries, quantity limits apply to selected goods (exempt from excise tax)

– tobacco and tobacco products,

– alcohol and alcoholic beverages.

Any limits on the transportation of alcohol, tobacco and cash across borders within the EU can be found on the European Union website.

Import restrictions apply to

– drugs,

– travelling with pets into the Czech Republic from other EU countries

– the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Cash Controls

A traveller entering or leaving the Czech Republic is obliged to declare to the Customs Office in writing the importation or exportation of valid banknotes and coins, traveller’s cheques, financial money orders convertible to cash in Czech or foreign currencies, if their aggregate value exceeds €10 000.

If you travel from one EU country to another, you must report this in both countries. Otherwise, the customs officers may seize the carried amount. Remember that the customs authorities may perform personal searches.