Customs regulations - member states of the European Union

From 1 January 1993, member states of the European Union operated free borders for people, goods and money.
Travellers moving from one country to another within the European Union can bring any goods acquired in any trade (except duty free shops in ports) without limitation or paperwork.
However, products subject to manufacturing or consumption taxes such as tobacco and alcohol are subject to limits:
Tobacco, alcohol and alcoholic drinks (quantities permitted for purchase from commercial outlets)
Tobacco products
Cigarettes - 800 pieces
Or small cigars (maximum 3 g. each) 400 pieces
Or Cigars 200 pieces
Or packet tobacco 1kg.
Alcoholic drinks
Alcohol and alcoholic drinks with alcohol content greater than 22% by volume: 10 litres
Alcoholic drinks with alcoholic content up to 22% by volume: 20 litres
Wine 90 litres, of which may be 60 litres sparkling wine
Beer 110 litres.
Above these quantities, the products are considered acquired for commercial purposes. In this case their import will be subject to permission by the relevant authorities.
Your goods bought ashore (carpet, piece of jewellery, merchandise over a certain value ...) may be subject to import duties and taxes, which are levied once your package reaches your country or the port of disembarkation.
Costa Cruises does not collect duties and taxes and cannot predict if any amount will be charged . If you do incur these additional charges, they must be rendered in order for your package to clear customs.
For more information regarding your country's custom policies, please contact your local customs office.
Please note that importing live animals or souvenirs made from protected animals is strictly prohibited, even if the item can be legally purchased in the country of origin. Such items can be impounded by customs authorities and the importer could face fines up to GBP88.469.
For example, importing items containing ivory, turtle shells, snakeskin, coral, rare shells or wild orchids is strictly prohibited, without special permission. It is forbidden to import live parrots, monkeys, reptiles or felines. Note that a simple bracelet or necklace that contains turtle shell could create serious problems for you at customs. Apart from security restrictions, the import of any type of weapon is strictly regulated.
We therefore ask you to avoid purchasing antique weapons, knives, daggers, swords or similar objects during your mainland excursions. If any of these objects are found in your possession, ship security will ask you to leave it on land.

Customs regulations - countries outside the European Union

Limits and exemptions for travellers coming from countries outside the European Union.
Types and range of goods
Travellers aged 15 or more:
An exemption is granted for goods that the traveller brings in person in their own luggage, provided that the goods are not for commercial use and that their value does not exceed GBP120.
Travellers aged under 15 years:
This limit is reduced to GBP 62.
There are also restrictions on some categories of goods (alcoholic beverages, tobacco, etc.), however an exemption is granted for the quantities purchased in duty free shops.
Tobacco, Alcohol, Perfumes, Coffee, Tea
Tobacco products:
200 cigarettes;
or small cigars (maximum weight of 3 g. each) 100 pieces;
or cigars 50 pieces;
or packet tobacco 250 g.
Alcoholic beverages:
Travellers aged 17 or more:
- Still wines: 2 litres
- distilled drinks and alcoholic beverages, having an alcohol content greater than 22% by volume, denatured ethyl alcohol of 80% by volume or more: 1 litre.
Or distilled drinks and alcoholic beverages, wine-based aperitifs having an alcohol content of 22% by volume or less, sparkling wines, liquors: 2 litres.
Perfumes
- perfumes: 50 g.
- toilet waters: 250 ml.
Coffee:
- coffee 500 g.
or extracts or essence of coffee: 200 g.
Tea:
- Tea 100 g.
Or extracts or essence of tea: 40 g.
The value of the goods in the quantities listed above are not included in the GBP 120 value of goods that may be brought in freely.
Your goods bought ashore (carpet, piece of jewellery, merchandise over a certain value ...) may be subject to import duties and taxes, which are levied once your package reaches your country or the port of disembarkation.
Costa Cruises does not collect duties and taxes and cannot predict if any amount will be charged . If you do incur these additional charges, they must be rendered in order for your package to clear customs.
For more information regarding your country's custom policies, please contact your local customs office.
Please note that importing live animals or souvenirs made from protected animals is strictly prohibited, even if the item can be legally purchased in the country of origin. Such items can be impounded by customs authorities and the importer could face fines up to GBP88.469.
For example, importing items containing ivory, turtle shells, snakeskin, coral, rare shells or wild orchids is strictly prohibited, without special permission. It is forbidden to import live parrots, monkeys, reptiles or felines. Note that a simple bracelet or necklace that contains turtle shell could create serious problems for you at customs. Apart from security restrictions, the import of any type of weapon is strictly regulated.
We therefore ask you to avoid purchasing antique weapons, knives, daggers, swords or similar objects during your mainland excursions. If any of these objects are found in your possession, ship security will ask you to leave it on land.