Customs Regulations

Information for departing passengers

If you are a non-EU citizien, you can shop tax-free in Germany. You can find further information on the VAT Refund here.

Information on the obligation to declare cash can be found here.

Information for arriving passengers

After the passport check you will proceed to the customs check. You will have to decide between the red "Something to declare" line and the green "Nothing to declare" line. If your are arriving from a EU member country or if you do not carry more than the permissible exempt amount, please use the green line. If you carry cash or valuables in excess of the exempt amount, please use the red line and declare the goods or cash to the customs officer. 

Further information on goods which are to declare or not can be found on the website of the Customs Authorities or here.

Please notice the valid customs regulations when traveling. You can obtain detailed information on customs and tax regualtions on the website of the Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF). 

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Customs Airport

Arrival Terminal C

Veterinary requirements for passengers arriving from non-EU countries

The import of animals, food or products of animal origin into the EU is strictly prohibited. You can find the regulations in detail at the veterinarian authority of the town where you stay during your visit in Germany or at the veterinarian office at the border inspection post. In addition, you can find further information on entry with a dog or cat on the website of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture.

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Veterinary Office