Ireland airport customs regulations, prohibited items & food in 2024

Ireland airport customs regulations, prohibited items & food in 2024

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Get import & export customs regulations, restricted items and food restrictions before travelling to Ireland. Items allowed to import is Medicines for personal use. Prohibited items is Certain plants and plant products from outside the EU. Some of restricted items are All animals and animal products are subject to a mandatory health inspection at the first point of entry on EU territory.

Import Regulations

Free to import items into Ireland

Tobacco

  • 200 cigarettes;
  • 100 cigarillos;
  • 50 cigars;
  • 250g of smoking tobacco; or
  • A proportional combination of these goods (such as 100 cigarettes and 50 cigarillos).

Alcohol

  • There are no restrictions on the importation of currency into the EU.
  • Funds of more than €10,000 must be declared to the customs authorities.

Currency

  • There are no restrictions on the importation of currency into the EU.
  • Funds of more than €10,000 must be declared to the customs authorities.

Other items

  • Medicines for personal use.
  • Personal items of non-commercial nature worth up to €430.
  • Personal items of non-commercial nature worth up to €215 for travellers under 15 years of age.

Prohibited items into Ireland

  • Certain plants and plant products from outside the EU.
  • Offensive weapons, such as knuckledusters, flick knives, and machetes.
  • Goods which may be used for torture.
  • Indecent articles, publications, videos, and other media.
  • Indecent or obsceneprints paintings, and other media.
  • Child pornography.
  • Counterfeit currency and goods.
  • Dangerous drugs.
  • Live or dead animals from outside the EU.
  • Poultry, birds or eggs from outside the EU.
  • Most meat and dairy products from outside the EU.

Restricted items into Ireland

  • All animals and animal products are subject to a mandatory health inspection at the first point of entry on EU territory. Pets such as cats and dogs must also have a microchip or tattoo, and have been properly vaccinated against rabies. A Common Veterinary Entry Document certifying the healthy inspection must be provided with the customs declaration. Pets travelling within the EU must have a valid pet passport. For further information, please visitPet Travel.
  • Plants and plant products are subject to certain restrictions, particularly if they are arriving from outside the EU. For further information, please visitControls on the Importation of Plants and Plant Produce into Ireland from Third Countries, andGuide to EC Plant Passport System.
  • Narcotic and psychotropic substances may only be brought to Ireland with a licence from the Minister for Health.
  • Endangered animals, plants, and their derivative products protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) may require protected species permits. For further information, please visit the National Parks and Wildlife Service.
  • Radioactive substances require a licence from theEnvironmental Protection Agency.
  • Firearms require a licence issued by theDepartment of Justice and Equality.
  • Explosives and pyrotechnics are strictly controlled, and require a licence issued by theDepartment of Justice and Equality.
  • Books and periodical publications which have been prohibited under the Censorship of Publication Acts require a permit issued by the Minister for Justice and Equality.
  • Rough diamonds require a Kimberley Process Certificate.
  • Archaeological objects require a licence from the National Museum of Ireland.
  • Meat, milk and other dairy products for personal consumption are allowed from EU countries and Andorra, Canary Islands, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland.
  • Meat and dairy products are not allowed from non EU countries except Croatia, the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Iceland. For more information see Irish Import Restrictions.

Export Regulations

Free to export items from Ireland

No rules present

Prohibited items from Ireland

  • All items on the prohibited import list.

Restricted items from Ireland

  • Cultural goods require a licence from theDepartment of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.
  • Animal-based exports require clearance. For further information, please visit theIrish Food Safety Authority.
  • Firearms require a permit. For further information, please visit the Department of Justice and Equality.
  • Protected species and products protected under CITES. A permit is required for export.
  • Explosives, pyrotechnics and fireworks.
  • There are no restrictions on the export of currency if leaving for another EU country. Funds of more than €10,000 must be declared when leaving the EU.

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