From Estonia to a third country

Before travelling or leaving Estonia to a country outside of the European Union (a third country), get acquainted with the customs rules of this country.

There are special requirements on taking certain goods or personal items out of Estonia. Taking out some types of goods is prohibited. If special requirements have been established on goods or personal items being taken out, these need to be declared in the customs.

Export of luxury goods to the Russian Federation is prohibited

As a result of sanctions imposed by the European Union, it is prohibited to export luxury goods with value exceeding 300 euros per item (e.g. one coat), or the following goods to Russia:

  • electronic items for domestic use of a value exceeding 750 euros
  • musical instruments of a value exceeding 1500 euros
  • vehicles, except ambulances, for the transport of persons on earth, air or sea of a value exceeding 50,000 euros each, teleferics, chairlifts, ski-draglines, traction mechanisms for funiculars
  • motorbikes of a value exceeding 5000 euros each, as well as their accessories and spare parts
  • electrical/electronic or optical apparatus for recording and reproducing sound and images of a value exceeding 1000 euros

The prohibition extends to all luxury goods declared for export, regardless of the means of declaration, including goods which were previously allowed to be declared either orally or by other means (e.g. goods with a value of up to 1000 euros, gifts, goods in travellers’ personal luggage).

Please take the export ban into account when purchasing goods in shops (including tax-free shops).

The list of luxury goods

The detailed list of luxury goods can be found in Annex XVIII to Council Regulation 2022/428.

Special requirements

Certain goods carried by a passenger or contained in a passenger's luggage are subject to quantitative restrictions or require a special permit for taking them out of Estonia. Make sure to read the special requirements before travel!

Special requirements apply on the following items:

  • medicinal products
  • pet animals to the Russian Federation
  • weapons (including hunting weapons) and ammunition
  • endangered animal and plant species
  • cash
  • cultural objects

More on special requirements

Prohibited goods

Travellers are forbidden to carry across the customs border:

  • cut-and-thrust weapons, firearms and electric shock weapons, as well as ammunition, prohibited for civilian purposes (automatic firearms, brass knuckles, spring-assisted knives, armour-piercing ammunition etc.)
  • narcotic drugs and their precursors
  • erotic or pornographic materials featuring minors
  • alien species endangering fundamental ecological balances
  • radioactive or radiation hazardous items

Carriage of prohibited goods across the customs frontier is a customs offence that will bring about a fine or a seizure.

Last updated: 23.03.2022

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