Duty Free at Milan Airports

Duty Free Allowances

When travelling from the EU (list of country members below) and all Airports in Milan to the UK you do not have to pay any tax or duty on goods you have bought in another EU country as long as tax was included in the price when you made the purchase, they are for your own use and have been transported to the UK by you. This allowance includes gifts, but does not include any item that is going to be used as a payment or be resold.

If you bring back large quantities of alcohol or tobacco from Italy, a Customs Officials at the Milan Airports are likely to ask the purposes for which you are transporting the goods.The duty free allowances from Milan Airports are listed below:

Smoking Tobacco3kg
Beer110 litres
Spirits10 litres
Wine90 litres
Fortified Wine (port or sherry)20 litres
Toilet Water250cc/ml
Value of goods, gifts and souvenirs€300 if entering EU country by land or sea and €430 for air passengers


The EU Countries are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus*, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, The Irish Republic, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (but not the Canary Islands), Sweden and the UK.

The Canary Islands and the Channel Islands are not part of the EC. Although Gibraltar is part of the EU, it is outside the Community customs territory and as a result the customs allowances for outside the EU apply.

The official website for the UK Customs & Excise is www.hmrc.gov.uk

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