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Turkey customs regulations

It is important to know about customs regulations before traveling to Turkey to avoid legal issues and potential fines. As you know, customs regulations widely depend on the country. Before traveling to (or from) Turkey 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 Turkey customs regulations.

Import regulations in Turkey

Duty-free allowance

Tobacco limit

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

  • 600 cigarettes;
  • 100 cigarillos;
  • 50 cigars;
  • 250 grams of shredded tobacco (with 200 cigarettes sheets);
  • 250 grams of pipe tobacco.

Bringing alcohol

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

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

Cash limit

  • There are no restrictions on the importation of currency into Turkey.

Other goods

  • Personal goods such as clothing, personal electronics, musical instruments, sports equipment, and toys.
  • 5 bottles up to 120mL each of perfume, cologne, essence, or lotion.
  • 1kg each of tea, instant coffee, coffee, chocolate, sugar.
  • Personal jewellery not for resale up to a value of US$15,000.
  • Gifts of a non-commercial nature worth up to EUR €430 for travellers 15
    years and over.
  • Gifts of a non-commercial nature worth up to EUR €150 or travellers under 15
    years of age.

Prohibited items

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

  • All narcotics and their derivatives.
  • Organic fertiliser used for agricultural purposes.
  • Police speed traps.
  • Homemade alcoholic beverages.

Restricted items

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

  • 2 pets or 10 aquarium fish may be imported per traveller. The pets must be accompanied by a certificate of vaccination, an official veterinary certificate, and a vet passport or identification card. The pets will then be subject to inspection by a veterinarian upon arrival.
  • Products of animal and plant origin may be subject to veterinary inspection at the border, and may require a Certificate of Conformity.

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