In order to enter Slovakia, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of Slovakia 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 Slovakia, and which items need special documentation before exporting to Slovakia.
Senders should determine import restrictions from Slovakian authorities before posting:
- Alcoholic beverages
- Animals and animal products
- Coffee, tea and spices
- Cocoa and cocoa products
- Drugs: prescription and non-prescription
- Fabric and Fabric samples
- Edible fruit and nuts
- Foodstuffs, prepared
- Mineral products
- Military equipment
- Pest destroying products
- Personal effects
- Pearls, precious stones and metals
- Plants and plant products, seeds
- Sugar and sugar confectionary
- Textile articles
- Tapes; computer
EDN’s and export permits are required for:
- Kangaroo skins
- Crocodile skins
- Emu oil
- Fish oil
- Bunker oil
- Petroleum bases products
- Tobacco and tobacco products
- Any other alcohol including beer and spirits all volumes.
Slovakia 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.
Slovakia 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.
Special documentation requirements
Attach all invoices to the customs declaration.
The sender and receiver details must be addressed with a valid street address in English. A Post Office Box address is not acceptable.
The sender is responsible for finding if the destination country may impose duties, taxes, brokerage fees or any other fees that may be applied on the item that is being sent. Please contact the consulate office of the country you are sending to or contact the ECI customer contact centre on 1800 007 678.
In addition to items prohibited by Dangerous and Prohibited Goods & Packaging Post Guide and ECI International Courier Regulations, Slovakia prohibits:
- Bullion and currency
- Chain letters
- Dangerous goods, haz or comb materials
- Electrical appliances
- Lottery tickets
- Live trees and other plants
- Precious metals
- Reproductions of bank notes or designs resembling them
- Seeds and fruit