Swiss Customs Allowances
Duty free allowances for visitors and tourists to Switzerland.For arrivals to Switzerland the following are allowed to be brought in without incurring tax or duty.
These allowances apply to persons of 17 years of age and older.
- Tobacco: 200 cigarettes or 250 grammes of rolling tobacco or 50 cigars.
- Alcohol Spirits: 2 Litres up to 15% abv (alcohol by volume) and 1 litre over 15%abv.
Prohibited alcoholic items: Absinth including all and any imitations.
- Wine: Up to 20 litres.
- For those wishing to bring in more than the permitted allowance, there is a tax of 4.6 CHF per 0.1 litre.
- Gifts: These allowances which include perfumes also cover Swiss nationals and residents who have been away for 24 hours and above.
- These must be for your own use, or as a gift and not exceed 200 CHF in value for adults, and for those under 17 years of age the allowance falls to 100 CHF.
Duty Free Export Allowances from Switzerland.
With few exceptions, Swiss Customs has a free export policy on goods purchased whilst in Switzerland.Exceptions and items to be declared on departure are: Cheese (in excess of 15 kg). Gold and watches must be declared.
Please remember – Allowances do change, so please do check before you travel by visting the official Swiss government website: http://www.ezv.admin.ch/
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