In order to enter Czech Republic, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of Czech Republic government, preferably, license must be obtained prior to passage through the customs, preventing the goods from being retained. On this page, you will see what kinds of items are prohibited from entering the Czech Republic, and which items need special documentation before exporting to Czech Republic.
Czech customs decide the value of an article based on the internal price of similar articles. Articles to a value of 300 crowns are exempt from customs duty.
Gifts not exceeding 5000 crowns for the personal use of the addressee or family do not require an import permit. If the gift exceeds 2000 crowns, the addressee must provide a gift certificate authenticated by an authorised agent.
Senders should ascertain import restrictions from the addressee before sending postage stamps. Gifts of philatelic articles are restricted to 3 per year and the shipment must not exceed 100 stamps and 100 crowns in value. Philatelic articles to philatelists must not exceed 1000 crowns in any year.
Czech Republic admits used clothing, underwear and footwear only in the following conditions:
- persons emigrating for a lengthy period or for professional reasons
- inherited or bequeathed clothing
- personal clothing of travellers that accords with the duration and purpose of their journey.
Senders should state the relevant condition on the customs declaration.
Books, records, tapes and films
Postal articles containing books, printed publications, gramophone records, recording tape or cinefilms must not contain other goods.
Attach all invoices to the customs declaration.
In addition to items prohibited by Dangerous and Prohibited Goods & Packaging Post Guide and ECI International Courier Regulations, Czech Republic prohibits:
- Chain letters
- Lottery tickets
- Precious metals
- Reproductions of bank notes or designs resembling them
Products of animal origin:
This includes raw materials of animal origin such as animal parts, particularly meat, offal, fats, hides and skins, bones, blood, endocrine glands, horns, antlers, hoofs, wool, hair and feathers, milk, eggs, honey, beeswax or products made from these raw materials (e.g. sausages, tinned food, cheese, caviar, gelatine, hunting trophies without complete taxidermy treatment and similar products).