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Ukraine customs regulations

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

Import regulations in Ukraine

Duty-free allowance

Tobacco limit

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

  • 200 cigarettes;
  • 50 cigars;
  • or 250 grams tobacco.

Bringing alcohol

  • Restricted to travellers 18 years and over;
  • 1 litre of spirits;
  • 2 litres wine.

Cash limit

  • Funds of less than €10,000 must be declared to the customs authorities.
  • Funds exceeding €10,000 are subject to a written declaration, and must be accompanied by documents showing that the money was withdrawn from an accredited bank or similar financial institution.

Other Goods

  • Personal belongings, such as jewellery, clothes, toiletries, laptops, cameras, sports equipment, etc.
  • Food may be brought in if the value does not exceed €50 the weight does not exceed 2kg, and there is only one package of each product.
  • Goods with a value of less than €200 may be brought in without declaration.
  • Medication for personal use. Evidence of a prescription may be requested.

Prohibited items

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

  • Illegal drugs.
  • Pornographic media.
  • Leaded gasoline.
  • Certain fishing nets and hunting traps.

Restricted items

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

  • Goods with a value of more than €200 but less than €10,000 must be declared on a customs form.
  • Goods with a value exceeding €10,000 are subject to the same declaration requirements as imported cargo.
  • Firearms may only be imported with permission from the Ministry of Interior of Ukraine.
  • Cultural goods must be accompanied by documents showing the traveller's legal ownership.
  • Live animals are subject to veterinary and sanitary control upon arrival in Ukraine.

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