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Estonia customs regulations

It is important to know about customs regulations before traveling to Estonia to avoid legal issues and potential fines. As you know, customs regulations widely depend on the country. Before traveling to (or from) Estonia make sure to check the allowance and limits for the next things:

  • Alcohol and tobacco
  • Currency
  • Medicines (especially those containing drugs)
  • Animals
  • Cultural artifacts
  • Plants, fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products

Check the information below to be sure that you are complying with Estonia customs regulations.

Import regulations in Estonia

Duty-free allowance

When travelling within EU

There are no limits on the amount of alcohol and tobacco a traveller can bring in within the EU. The goods must be for personal use or as a gift and they must have had duty and tax paid in the EU country where they were acquired. Customs officials may require proof of intent if more than all the following is imported.

Tobacco limit

  • Restricted to travellers 18 years and over;
  • 800 cigarettes;
  • 400 cigarillos (max 3g each);
  • 200 cigars;
  • 10 packages of smokeless tobacco product (max 50g);
  • and 1kg smoking tobacco.

Bringing alcohol

  • Restricted to travellers 18 years and over;
  • 10 litres of spirits over 22%;
  • 20 litres of alcoholic beverages, other than either wine or beer, less than 22% volume;
  • 90 litres of wine (with a maximum 60 litres of sparkling wine);
  • 110 litres of beer.

When travelling from outside the EU

If entering the EU from outside, passengers may bring with them duty-free goods for personal use within the limits set out below. The same applies if coming from the Canary Islands, the Channel Islands, Gibraltar or other territories where EU rules on VAT do not apply.

Tobacco limit

Restricted to travellers 18 years and over. One of the following:

  • 40 cigarettes;
  • 100 cigarillos;
  • 50 cigars;
  • 50g of smoking tobacco;
  • 1 package of smokeless tobacco product (max 50g);
  • or a proportional combination of these goods (such as 20 cigarettes and 50 cigarillos).

Bringing alcohol

Restricted to travellers 18 years and over. One of the following:

  • 1 litre exceeding 22% alcohol volume;
  • or 2 litres up to 22% alcohol volume.

In addition, both of the following:

  • 4 litres of still wine; and
  • 16 litres of beer.

Cash limit

  • There are no restrictions on the importation of currency into the EU.
  • Funds of more than €10,000 must be declared to the customs authorities.

Other Goods free from duty

  • Medicinal products for personal use, subject to certain restrictions. For further information, please visit the State Agency of Medicines.
  • Personal items of non-commercial nature worth up to €430 when travelling by air or sea.
  • Personal items of non-commercial nature worth up to €300 when travelling by land.

Prohibited items

The following are goods which cannot be brought into the country.

  • Dangerous cut-and-thrust weapons, firearms, and electric shock devices.
  • Counterfeit and pirated goods.
  • Narcotic and psychotropic substances.
  • Indecent or pornographic materials featuring minors.
  • Alien species endangering fundamental ecological balances in Estonia.

Restricted items

These goods are strictly regulated, and in most cases require a permit to be obtained prior to arrival.

  • Animals are subject to a mandatory health inspection at the first point of entry on EU territory. They must also have a microchip or tattoo, and have been properly vaccinated against rabies. A Common Veterinary Entry Document certifying the healthy inspection must be provided with the customs declaration. Pets travelling within the EU must have a valid pet passport.
  • Endangered animals, plants, and their derivative products protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) may require protected species permits. For further information, please visit the Ministry of the Environment.
  • Weapons and ammunition require an acquisition permit and a single special permit from the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board.
  • Travellers 18 years of age or older may bring from the European Economic Area (EEA) into Estonia pyrotechnics of Class I and II, the authorisation for use of which is registered in the registry of the Estonian Technical Surveillance Authority in quantity up to 2 kg. An import licence is required for bringing explosives from third countries into Estonia. For further information, please visit the Estonian Technical Regulatory Authority.
  • Plants and plant products are subject to restrictions on the amount and type that may be brought into Estonia. Some may require a phytosanitary certificate, and permit from the Agricultural Board.
  • Food products, including those of animal origin, may be brought into Estonia in reasonable quantities from EU countries and Norway, Andorra, San Marino, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
  • Animal products such as meat, milk, and honey may be brought in from the Faroe Islands, Iceland and Greenland up to 10kg.
  • Fish and fishery products may be brought along up to 20kg per person from both EU and non-EU countries.
  • Meat and milk products may not be brought into Estonia from non-EU countries.
  • Infant formula, baby food, and food for medical purposes can be brought in baggage as long as they are still packaged and do not require refrigeration.
  • Food of non-animal origin may be brought to Estonia in reasonable quantities for personal consumption.

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