French Customs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport

Quantity & Value limits for air travelers

GOODS INTENTED FOR COMMERCIAL OR TRADING PURPOSES
Must be declared regardless of their value.
This also applies to goods subject to restrictions (e.g. narcotics, weapons, ammunition, protected plant and animal species,…).


GOODS HAVING NO COMMERCIAL CHARACTER
You are allowed to bring in France & EU the following amount of duty/tax free goods, provided you travel with the items and do not intend to sell them
(if you go over this allowance, you may have to pay duty and/or tax) :

  • 200 cigarettes, or 100 cigarillos, or 50 cigars, or 250g of tobacco
  • 4 litres of still wine
  • 1 litre of spirits or strong liqueurs over 22% volume or 2 litres of fortified wine, sparkling wine or other liqueurs that are less than 22% volume
  • 16 litres of beer

Restrictions

COUNTERFEIT ITEMS
Counterfeit items are absolutely prohibited.
You are forbidden from buying them or bringing them into France, regardless of quantity.
Customs officers seize all counterfeit goods and customs fines are calculated based on the value of the genuine products that have been counterfeited.


DRUGS
Drugs of any type (including cannabis) are absolutely prohibited.
Possessing or carrying them risks criminal sanctions (imprisonment, fines).


PROTECTED ANIMALS OR PLANT SPECIES
Pursuant to the Washington Convention protecting plant and animal species threatened with extinction,
you must not transport any endangered animal or plant species or one that presents a danger to the European ecosystem.


GOODS SUBJECT TO SPECIFIC RESTRICTIONS
For medications and food (meat and fish in particular), you must check before your departure regarding the provisions applicable in this domain,
both with regards to your destination country and for your return through France.


TRAVELLING WITH €10,000 OR MORE
If you are in possession of cash, securities, or negotiable instruments in an amount equal to or greater than €10,000,
you must declare it to Customs when crossing the French border, regardless of your destination or return country.


French Customs Offices (Douane)

Terminal 1
CDGVAL Level, Hall 6
Terminal 2A
Exit 5
Terminal 2C
Exit 4
Terminal 2E
Departures Level, Exit 8
Terminal 2F
Arrivals Level, Exit 10
Terminal 3
Departures Hall, after passport control

Customs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport can provide you with further information.
Email : ids@douane.finances.gouv.fr
Tel : + 33 1 72 40 78 50
www.douane.gouv.fr
www.ec.europa.eu