formalities when returning from Principality of Andorra
to the regulation, you are normally required to declare, going
through Customs, the goods transported in order to pay the
corresponding Duties & Taxes however, some products,
of specific agreements
between the European Union and Andorra, benefit from exemption, in
value or in quantity, when bought either for personal use or as gift.
The goods you buy or are
offered to you in Principality of Andorra
you come back to France:
to this exemption in value, you can import into France without
formality or paying taxes:
can carry with you goods that you bought or which were offered
Andorra, without having to declare anything or having to pay Duties
& Taxes if the value of these goods does not exceed in
525 € (270 € if the traveler is 15 or less).
- Tobacco, alcoholic beverage, coffee, tea, perfumes,
as long as you do not exceed the following quantities:
travelers under age 15
of 15 and more years old
either Extracts and coffee essences
or Extracts and tea essences
(not sparkling wines)
either drinks with more than 22 ° (degrees)
either drinks 22 ° (degrees or less)
NB: You can
do a selection of Tobacco and alcoholic drinks within the limits of the
exemption authorized quantities.
For example, you only bought 100 cigarettes, meaning 1/3
of the granted exemption for this category of tobacco; you can
the remaining 2/3 to buy either 100 cigarillos or 50
cigarillos and 25 cigars.
Food products up to 175 € by traveler
(90 € if the traveler is 15 or less) taking into
consideration the following
- Condensed milk.
- Fresh(Cool) milk.
sums or quantities indicated in the first table cannot be
accumulated by several persons travelling together for the same object
WARNING: the goods composed of several
elements, and carried simultaneously in 1 means of
transportation, are considered as a unique set, whatever the
of invoices is (example: hi-fi system elements).
NB: any object with a value superior to the
exemption must be
declared to Customs, and you will pay Duties & Taxes on the
total amount, without any reduction.
In order not to carry along with you the invoices (written proofs) of
past purchases like photo cameras, cam-corders, cellular phones
etc..., you will need to register them on a free circulation card. Free
and valid 10 years, this card will be set in every customs
and it will act as a written proof for all your future travels.
Some goods are subject to specific regulations/formalities when
entering or exiting France (some plants/plant product or
species near extinction, cultural goods, explosives, weapons and
Please do contact customs head office, E2 office
and\or consult the website (www.douane.finances.gouv.fr >
individuals > Formalities) for purchase
and weapons/ammunitions circulation.
1st 2004, the pet animals such as dogs, cats and ferrets
have to be identified (tattoo or chip), vaccinated against rabies,
own a standardized European passport, delivered and completed
by a veterinarian, when traveling
between France and Andorran territory.
goods are strictly forbidden for import-export or to be carried.
Plants/plant products potentially carrying harmful organisms,
animal and plant species protected by the Washington agreement,
medicines for human usage (import only is forbidden and
only if the carried quantities exceed 3 months
of treatment, no medical prescription is asked in this case),
as well as the aniseed extracts.
You must get information before your departure or your
and obtain potential authorizations when necessary. In you don't, the
be kept by Customs waiting for things to be put in order.
In order to fight against dirty / drug traffics money
of values and currencies
you carry, with amount equal or superior to 10.000 euro (or his
equivalent in foreign currencies), must be declared to
It is compulsory to understand by values and currencies cash, credit
notes,traveler checks, credit letters,
postchèques and other bearer debt
and golden/silver coins quoted on an official Stock Exchange.
Page updated on August 18th,
2009 by Office F1 on French