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General Facts

Customs entry regulations

Duty and tax free imports per person:

Used personal effects
Used personal effects, such as clothing, underwear, toilet articles, sports gear, photo and film cameras, camcorders, mobile phones, portable computers, musical instruments, and other articles for general use.

Foodstuff ready to eat and non-alcoholic beverages for the day of travelling.

Tobaccos and spirits
These limits apply only to persons older than 17 years
  • 250 units/g cigarettes / cigars / other tobacco products
  • 5 litres of alcohol (up to 18% vol.) and 1 litre of alcohol (over 18% vol.)
Meat and meat products
The following maximum quantity of meat per person (including children) may be imported once a day duty free:
1 kg meat and meat products (with the exception of game).

Importation and exportation of cash are not subjected to restrictions.

Fuel that is in the tank of private vehicles is tax and duty-free. Additional fuel (e.g. in a spare fuel can) up to a maximum of 25 litres is also tax and duty-free. The allowances are granted only once per vehicle per day.

Other goods
For other private goods there is a total value limit of CHF 300.- per person.

If in doubt, please inquire in advance at a Swiss customs office or at:

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