Travelling from outside the EU
You can bring in goods free of duty and tax if their combined value is no more than:
- €430 if you are 15 or over
- €215 if you are under 15.
If a single item is worth more than your allowance, you must pay duty or tax on the full value. If you are bringing back any duty-free goods you bought when you travelled out from Ireland, these count as part of your allowance.
Alcohol and tobacco
In addition to your duty-free allowance for general goods, you have allowances for alcohol and tobacco products.
Tobacco allowances for individuals travelling from outside the European Union (EU)
- 200 cigarettes
- 100 cigarillos
- 50 cigars
- 250g smoking tobacco.
You can split your allowance above on a fractional basis, for example, 100 cigarettes and 50 cigarillos.
The import of oral smokeless tobacco is generally prohibited. You will find further information in information on prohibitions and restrictions.
Alcohol allowances for individuals travelling from outside the EU
- 1 litre of spirits (whiskey, gin, vodka, and so on)
- 2 litres of other alcoholic drinks with no more than 22% alcohol (for example, port, sherry, sparkling wine and some liqueurs).
You can split your alcohol allowance on a fractional basis, for example, 0.5 litres of spirits and 1 litre of port.
Wine and beer
- 4 litres of wine (still)
- 16 litres of beer.
Customs Duty, Excise Duty and Value-Added Tax (VAT), where applicable, are charged on goods in excess of the duty-free allowances.
Reduced alcohol and tobacco allowances apply to transport crews.
Tobacco allowances for crew members
- 40 cigarettes
- 20 cigarillos
- 10 cigars
- 50g smoking tobacco.
Alcohol allowances for crew members
- 0.35 litres of spirits (whiskey, gin, vodka, and so on)
- 0.50 litres of other alcoholic drinks with no more than 22% alcohol (for example, port, sherry, sparkling wine and some liqueurs).
Wine and beer
- 0.75 litres of wine (still)
- 4 litres of beer.
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