Spain airport customs regulations, prohibited items & food in 2024

Spain 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 Spain. Items allowed to import is Medicines for personal use. Prohibited items is Certain plants are prohibited from introduction to Spain. Some of restricted items are Endangered animals, plants, and their derivative products protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) may require protected species permits.

Import Regulations

Free to import items into Spain

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. If the quantity exceeds 30 days' worth, the Customs Authorities may ask the passenger to produce the prescription.
  • Personal items of non-commercial nature worth up to €430 when travelling by air or sea.
  • Personal items of non-commercial nature worth up to €300 when travelling by land.
  • Personal items of non-commercial nature worth up to €150 for travellers under 15 years of age.

Prohibited items into Spain

  • Certain plants are prohibited from introduction to Spain.
  • Meat and dairy products from Algeria, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia are prohibited.
  • Goods that could inflict torture, and other degrading treatment or punishment.

Restricted items into Spain

  • Endangered animals, plants, and their derivative products protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) may require protected species permits.
  • Cats, dogs, and ferrets are subject to a mandatory health inspection at the first point of entry on EU territory. They 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.
  • The importation of other animals, such as birds and tortoises, is allowed if the animals are accompanied by a health certificate issued by the authorities of the country from which the animals arrive.
  • Living plants, flowers, fruits and vegetables are subject to restrictions, and some must be declared. Some must also be accompanied by an Official Phytosanitary Certificate issued by the competent authorities of the country of origin. For further information, please visitVegetables that can be brought.
  • Meat, milk and other dairy products for personal consumption are allowed from EU countries and Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland. Fishery products shipped from the Faroe Islands are also allowed.
  • Meat and dairy products from countries outside the EU are subject to certain restrictions. For further information, please visitRestrictions on Introduction in the EU.
  • Sport and hunting guns require a licence. For further information, please visitSports and hunting guns.
  • Ozone depleting substances.

Export Regulations

Free to export items from Spain

No rules present

Prohibited items from Spain

  • All items on the prohibited import list.

Restricted items from Spain

  • 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.
  • Protected species and products protected under CITES. A permit is required for export.
  • Works of art may require justification of ownership or possession. If the particular good is more than 100 years old, or registered in the General Inventory of Spanish Historical Heritage, they will also require authorisation from the Directorate-General for the Fine Arts and Cultural Property and for Archives and Libraries.

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