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All you need to know about duty free shopping

Shopping at the airport is all part of travelling. You are aware that you can always purchase perfume and cosmetics at duty free prices regardless of where you are travelling.

Shopping at the airport is always worth your while the prices of perfume and cosmetics are always lower than in town. In addition, packaging is often larger at the airport which gives you even more value for your money.

If your end destination is outside of the EU, you can also buy alcohol and tobacco at duty free prices, which are up to 60 per cent lower than in town (comparison with alcohol prices at Systembolaget)

What can I buy and when?

All travellers, domestic and international, are allowed to purchase the following:

  • Perfume and cosmetics at duty free prices when both departing and arriving
  • Tobacco at the same price as in town when both departing and arriving
  • Confectionary when both departing and arriving

You are not allowed to purchase alcohol and tobacco at duty free prices when travelling within the EU.

All travellers with an end destination outside of the EU can purchase:

  • Perfume and cosmetics at duty free prices when both departing and arriving
  • Spirits, wine and champagne at duty free prices when departing
  • Tobacco at duty free prices when departing, and at the same price as in town when arriving
  • Confectionary when both departing and arriving

At certain airports, you can only shop when departing. Ask personnel about the regulations for the airport from which you are travelling.

Note that you must be over 18 years to buy tobacco, and over 20 years to buy alcohol in shops.

EU countries

Click here to see which countries are within the EU 

Questions?

The personnel in the duty free shops will gladly help you if you have any questions about how much alcohol and tobacco you are permitted to take into your country of destination.