Restricted or regulated products

Some goods and products are subject to a specific regulation (total value, quantity, etc.) when entering or leaving Spain on flights to or from third countries, Ceuta, Melilla and the Canary Islands.

  • Cultural objects.
  • Protected species of wild plants and animals and products derived from them.
  • Live animals and animal products.
  • Plants and plant products.
  • Weapons and ammunition.
  • Medications (except for the personal needs of the traveller).
  • Tobacco.
  • Alcoholic beverages.

Check the website for the Tax Agency to see a full list of these products and the restrictions on each one.

Tobacco

In principle, there is no limit to the amount of tobacco that you can transport to Spain, as long as it is for personal use. For bringing it into other countries, check with the authorities of the destination country in question.

However, if you are bringing in more than the following amounts of tobacco, you must declare it at customs when you arrive and pay import duties, VAT and excise duties, or the authorities may confiscate it:

  • Cigarettes: 200.
  • Small cigars: 100 (cigars with a maximum weight of 3 g./each).
  • Large cigars: 50.
  • Rolling tobacco: 250 g.

Alcohol and alcoholic beverages

Likewise, if you bring in more than the following amounts of alcohol or alcoholic beverages, you will have to declare it at customs when you arrive and pay import duties, VAT and excise duties, or the authorities may confiscate it:

  • Alcohol and alcoholic beverages with alcohol content above 22% vol: 1 litre.
  • Alcohol and alcoholic beverages with alcohol content below 22% vol: 2 litres.
  • Wine: 4 litres.
  • Beer: 16 litres

Each of the amounts above represents 100% of the total allowance for tobacco products or for alcohol and alcoholic beverages. Each traveller can bring in any combination of the products listed above as long as the percent used for each allowance does not exceed 100%.