polish Customs Regulations

Poland Customs Information

The following items may be imported into Poland by persons of 17 years of age and over arriving from non-EU countries without incurring customs duty:

• 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 100 cigarillos or 250g of tobacco.
• 1l of wine and 1l of spirits.
• Goods up to the value of ?175.

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. (In Poland's case, no more than 200 cigarettes may be exported from Poland for personal use.) 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.

Prohibited Exports
The export of all articles of artistic, historical or cultural value is subject to special regulations.

Poland Customs Website: http://www.mf.gov.pl/index.php?const=2