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Importing and exporting money:

You are permitted to import and export any amount of money to and from Austria, although you're (at least in theory) obliged to report to the Nationalbank any movements in excess of €12,500. But you should check the country of origin/destination of funds to see if restrictions apply there.

Imports and exports may seem like prosaic terms that have little bearing on everyday life, but they exert a profound influence on the consumer and the economy. In today’s interlinked global economy, consumers are used to seeing products and produce from every corner of the world in their local malls and stores. These overseas products – or imports – provide more choices to consumers and help them manage strained household budgets. But too many imports in relation to exports – which are products shipped from a country to foreign destinations – can distort a nation’s balance of trade and devalue its currency. The value of a currency, in turn, is one of the biggest determinants of a nation’s economic performance.

Currency rules
Currency Import regulations:
Same regulations as per Export apply.

Currency Export regulations:
Local currency (Euro - EUR) and foreign currencies: no restrictions if arriving from or traveling to another EU Member State . If arriving directly from or traveling to a country outside the EU: amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.- or more or the equivalent in another currency (incl. banker's draft and cheques of any kind) must be declared.

Free import to passengers arriving with goods purchased within the EU which are for personal use only:
1. tobacco products, for passengers aged 17 years of age and older:
- 800 cigarettes; or
- 400 cigarillos (max. 3g each); or
- 200 cigars; or
- 1kg smoking tobacco;
2. alcoholic beverages, for passengers aged 17 years of age and older:
- 10 litres of spirits over 22%; or
- 20 litres of alcoholic beverages less than 22%; or
- 90 litres of wine (though no more than 60 litres of sparkling wine); or
- 110 litres of beer.

Free import to passengers arriving from non-EU Member States (incl. Aland Isl., Canary Isl., Channel Isl. and other similar territories) :
1. tobacco products, for passengers aged 17 and older:
- 200 cigarettes; or
- 100 cigarillos (max. 3g each); or
- 50 cigars; or
- 250g of tobacco; or
- proportional assortment;
2. alcoholic beverages, for passengers aged 17 and older:
- 1 litre of spirits over 22% volume, or non-denatured ethyl alcohol with more than 80% volume; or
- 2 litres of spirits or aperitifs made of wine or similar beverages less than 22% volume, or sparkling wines or liqueur wines; or
- a proportional mix of these products; and in addition
- 4 litres of wine; and
- 16 litres of beer;
3. medicinal products sufficient for personal needs;
4. other goods (for air travellers) up to a total value of EUR 430.- per traveller or EUR 150.- (per passenger aged under 15 years).

Products of animal origin, not originating from an EU Member State , Andorra, Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino or Switzerland, are not permitted to be imported into an EU Member State, with the exception of limited amounts from Andorra, Faroe Isl., Greenland, Iceland and small amounts of specific products from other countries.

For full details, please see or refer to the website of the European Union,

For full details please see Terms & Definitions, section 5. Customs, or refer to the website of the European Union,

Additional Information on regulations::
1. Hunting trophies must always be declared at customs at port of entry.
2. When bringing in firearms:
a. from an EU Member State : travellers require a European Firearms Pass as well as a permit for bringing the weapon into Austria. Hunters and marksmen only require the European Firearms Pass when carrying a max. of three weapons and ammunition. This does not apply to hand-guns carried by hunters;
b. from a non-EU Member State:
-residents of Austria may only import weapons if they can show their weapons pass or weapon ownership card to the customs official;
-non-residents of Austria require a permit persuant with section 39 of the Austrian Weapons Act, which can be obtained at official Austrian representation abroad.

Dangerous weapons such as pump guns or knuckle-dusters.

Export regulations::
Free export of:
- 1000 cigarettes or 200 cigars or 1 kg. of tobacco;
- unlimited alcoholic liquor;
- 1 opened bottle (1/4 l.) of perfume.

Crew members customs regulations::
Same regulations as for passengers apply.

Cats and dogs are subject to Regulation (EC) No. 998/2003 .
Additionally, pet cats and dogs arriving from the following countries do not require a serological test for rabies (anti-body titration):
Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Ascension Isl., Australia, Bahrain, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, Saba and St. Eustatius, Canada, Cayman Isl., Curacao, Falkland Isl., Fiji, French Polynesia, Jamaica, Japan, Mauritius, Mayotte, Monaco, Montserrat, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Singapore, St. Helena, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Maarten, St. Pierre and Miquelon, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, USA, Vanuatu and Wallis Isl. and Futuna Isl.
Birds are subject to Decision (EC) No. 25/2007.
For more information contact Austrian embassy or visit
Pets may enter as passenger's checked baggage, in the cabin or as cargo.

Baggage Clearance regulations::
Baggage is cleared at the airport of final destination in Austria.

Airport Embarkation Tax
No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.

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