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The European Union does not limit what you purchase as a private individual for personal use in another EU country, because the taxes levied by the country of purchase are already included in the price of each product.

Customs regulations for individuals entering Hungary from third countries:

 

Only individuals over the age of 17 are permitted to bring alcohol products or alcoholic beverages into the country. This covers no more than 4 liters of grape wine (still wine), 16 liters of beer and 1 liter of any beverage with an alcohol content over 22% or 2 liters below 22%.

 

Air passengers arriving inHungary are allowed to carry up to 200 cigarettes, 100 cigarillos, 50 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco duty free. If you are not arriving by plane, you can have up to 40 cigarettes, 20 cigarillos, 10 cigars or 50 grams of tobacco with you. You may combine these, but it is recommended to check the relevant laws and regulations in such cases.

 

Apart from the items listed above, you may bring in goods worth up to € 300 (€ 430 for air passengers) for personal use or as gifts duty free. For individuals under 15 years of age, this sum is € 150.

 

You can bring in up to 10 L of fuel in a can or container.

 

No meat, dairy or perishable food is allowed from non-EU countries.

 

If you are under continuous pharmacological treatment, you may carry medications in a quantity prescribed by your physician for the length of your journey.


You may transport your pets with pet passports within the European Union.


When leaving Hungary, you may take 1 liter of alcohol, 1 liter of wine or 5 liters of beer, 500 cigarettes, 100 cigars or 500 grams of tobacco, 1 kg of coffee, tea, cocoa or herbs. The duty and tax free export of paprika is determined according to value:

 

Up to a threshold of HUF 500/pc: 10 pcs/sort;

Up to a threshold of HUF 2000/pc: 5 pcs/sort;

Up to a threshold of HUF 5000/pc: 2 pcs.


There are no airport entry or exit charges in Hungary.


It is recommended to check the relevant regulations before starting your trip.

 

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