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limits for cigarettes: entering schipol from india via dubai

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limits for cigarettes: entering schipol from india via dubai

Hi,

I am flying from India, via dubai to schipol.

I would like to import 3 cartons (600) cigarettes and one bottle of whisky.

Is this legal?

what happens if i walk through 'nothing to declare' and get caught?

How many euros do I need to pay if I declare the stuff myself?

Thanks for your answers and advise.

kind regards,

Quint

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1. Re: limits for cigarettes: entering schipol from india via dubai

You can only bring 200 cigs and 1L of spirits. If you bring in more without declaring it and get caught you will have everything confiscated and possibly be fined.

Declaring the cigs and paying duty will probably mean that you pay the same as you would just buying them in a shop here.

…europa.eu/taxation_customs/…

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2. Re: limits for cigarettes: entering schipol from india via dubai

I would declare it, in theory the customs officials should make you pay the duty on it, in practice they simply wave you through if you are only slightly over the limit.

3. Re: limits for cigarettes: entering schipol from india via dubai

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