Entry from non-EU Countries
Various goods bought during your travel have to be declared with customs when entering into Austria. Further information is provided under the section “duty-free amounts and duty-free allowance”.
Duty-free amounts and duty-free allowance
Goods intended for your own personal use / for persons living in the same household can be brought into Austria without paying charges.
Rates of duty and reduced rates of duty
When you have used up your allowance, the rates of duty that will be applied to additional goods in your personal luggage are basically those of the EU customs tariff. A separate rat of duty is provided for every type of class of goods.
When importing goods, travellers must basically pay the import charges that are due on the goods purchased abroad. Depending on the goods, these comprise customs duties and other import charges such as value-added tax on imports, excise duties on tobacco, beer or alcohol.
Which goods have to be declared?
When going through customs control, you must declare certain goods; in other words, you must submit a customs declaration.