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Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products may be brought into Switzerland duty-free in specific amounts. Please note the customs regulations applicable to these items if you bring them into Switzerland.

Allowances for taxable goods
The following goods may be brought into Switzerland duty-free per person and day for private use or as gifts: 

  • Alcoholic beverages*) 5 litres up to 18% volume and 1 litre over 18% volume
  • Tobacco*) 250 cigarettes or 250 cigars or 250 grams of other tobacco products

*) Minimum age 17

VAT duty-free allowances
There is a value limit of CHF 300 per person and day. This limit applies to the value of all items together if this value exceeds CHF 300, VAT must be paid.