Krakow Airport Duty-Free

Krakow Airport, New International Terminal

Duty-free allowance EU

When travelling across Europe, a number of laws restrict amounts of goods brought in to respective countries duty-free, especially regarding alcohol, tobacco, and perfumes. Since Poland is an EU member, standard policies apply. When entering the country from other EU country, you usually are not required to declare any goods, as long as their amount stays within justified limits.

Krakow Airport, Duty-free hall

Duty-free limits when travelling between EU countries

You are able to take with you the following amounts as for your personal use:

  • 800 cigarettes
  • 400 cigarillos (each weighing up to 3 grams)
  • 200 cigars
  • 1 kg of tobacco
  • 10 litres of spirits
  • 20 litres of fortified wine
  • 90 litres of wine (including a maximum of 60 litres of sparkling wines)
  • 110 litres of beer

While there are no total allowance limits for this list, you may still be questioned during your luggage inspection and/or asked to provide proof that these products are intended for personal use or gifts (such as proof of purchase).

Duty free limits when visiting Kraków from outside the EU

Category of productMaximum amountTotal allowance?
Tobacco products200 cigarettes OR 100 cigarillos OR 50 cigars OR 250g tobaccoYes
Low-ABV alcoholUp to 4 litres of still wine AND up to 16 litres of beerNo
High-ABV alcohol1L of spirits over 22% vol. OR 1L of non-denatured alcohol of 80% vol. and above OR 2L of fortified or sparkling wineYes
FuelUp to 10 litres in a canister in addition to fuel contained in your fuel tank. LAND ONLYNo
Duty free limits for restricted products for passengers visiting Krakow (According to europa.eu).

Since the legal drinking age in Poland is 18, people below that age are not entitled to a duty-free allowance for tobacco or alcohol.

What is total allowance on products?

Total allowance is a proportional limitation on specific types of duty-free products. This rule is designed so that you may depart with multiple types of products in one category without it being considered over the limit. 

For example, with tobacco products, you may take 100 cigarettes (50% of the limit) and 25 cigars (50% of the limit), but if you choose to take any tobacco product on top of the 200 cigarettes (100% of the limit), you will be going over the duty-free limit in that category.

With products that have no total allowance limit, you may take everything that is listed within that category without worries.

Perfumes, beauty products and other goods

You are allowed to carry other items, including perfume and denatured alcohol products worth up to 300 EUR per traveller by land or 430 EUR per traveller by air or sea.

Duty-free in Krakow

In the Krakow Airport’s duty free shopping zone, you are able to buy a variety of luxury products, including alcohol, tobacco, perfumes and electronics. You may also purchase some authentic Polish souvenirs. Krakow Airport shops where you can purchase goods duty-free include:

  • Aelia Duty Free stores sell top quality perfumes and cosmetics, alcohol, tobacco and sweets.
  • Press, books and travel accessories can be bought in Relay, 1minute and Virgin.
  • Souvenirs can be found in Discover Krakow or #VISITKRAKOW.
  • For traditional Polish food and snacks, check out the Premium Food Gate.
  • Watches, glasses, and jewellery from best labels in the world can be bought in the Fashion Place Accessories.

You will find no issue with payment by card or cash, especially since there is also an currency exchange found inside the John Paul II Airport.

FAQs

Can I shop duty-free online before my flight from Krakow Airport?

Online orders for duty-free products are available for passengers departing from Kraków Airport. Simply visit the official website of Aelia Duty Free shops to browse products and place your order conveniently.

What kind of products can I purchase at the duty-free shops in Krakow Airport?

Passengers can buy a range of products at Krakow Airport duty-free shops, including alcohol, perfume, cosmetics, fashion items, luxury accessories, electronics, and more.

Are duty-free prices at Krakow Airport competitive compared to regular stores?

The prices of duty-free items at Krakow Airport are often more attractive compared to regular stores, providing travelers with good value for money.

Can passengers access duty-free shopping areas without a departing flight from Krakow Airport?

Typically, duty-free shopping areas at Krakow Airport are accessible to passengers who have boarding passes for departing flights from the airport.

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