Want to take a holiday souvenir home in your suitcase? Good idea. However, you cannot simply bring everything from abroad into Belgium. The customs and excise officers will see to this. They control the import and export of certain goods to and from Belgium.
For travellers, this means that you can only import a limited amount of certain goods from abroad, e.g. alcoholic beverages, tobacco or perfume. Furthermore, you may only import a limited total amount.
There are various rules depending on which country you are entering Belgium from.
For goods that are shipped to Belgium from outside the European Union, you may have to pay customs duties and VAT. Extensive information is available on the website of the Belgian Customs and Excise Administration.
Couldn’t find the answer to your question? Preferably contact Customs by mail using the button below or call +32 (0)2 573 86 60.
Passenger's questions for customs: +32 (0)2 572 46 40
Importing less than the exempted quantities? You may use the green customs exit.
Importing more than the exempted quantities? Then use the red customs exit.
You must also use the red exit if you are importing the following goods from outside the European Union.