Customs Inspections

Customs Inspections

Important information on customs inspections when arriving

The customs stations for luggage are in the baggage claim areas. If you are arriving from a country that belongs to the European Union (EU) or if what you are carrying does not exceed the permitted allowances, please use the green customs exit.

If you are carrying more than the permitted duty-free allowances or if you are importing goods intended for sale or commercial use (regardless of their value), then you must declare these. This also applies to goods that are prohibited or subject to restrictions. They include narcotics, weapons, ammunition, and protected species of plants or animals, parts thereof, or products made from these.

Endangered Species

Rules for the protection of endangered species

There are strict rules on which endangered plants and animals may and may not be carried.

Strict rules are required to prevent many endangered plant and animal species from dying out completely. CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora) therefore specifies exactly which protected plants and animals may not be carried. In most cases, these may not be imported at all, or only if certain conditions are met. Violators are rigorously prosecuted and usually sentenced to severe penalties.