The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) has its own customs regulations, separate from those of the Republic of Cyprus and Turkey.
Travelers entering the TRNC are allowed to bring in personal belongings and items for personal use without having to pay customs duties, provided that the items are not intended for resale or commercial purposes.
There are limits on the amount of certain items that can be brought in duty-free, such as tobacco, alcohol, and fuel. The TRNC also prohibits the import of certain items, including illegal drugs, firearms, and counterfeit goods.
Travelers may be required to declare certain items upon entry, and customs officials have the right to inspect luggage and other belongings to ensure compliance with customs regulations.
When leaving the TRNC, travelers may be required to pay an exit fee at the airport or border crossing.
It is important to check the latest customs regulations and requirements before traveling to the TRNC, as they are subject to change. Travelers should also be aware that bringing in certain items, such as food or plant products, may be subject to additional regulations and restrictions to prevent the spread of diseases or pests.
Passengers are allowed to bring in the following items free of any customs and duty (for personal use only):
- Alcohol – 150 cl of either spirits, wine or beer
- Perfumes – 100 cl of perfumes or lotions (any one of)
- Tobacco products- 400 cigarettes or 500 grams of smoking tobacco
- Non commercial goods worth 75 EURO are free, however anything above may be charged
Items that are controlled in North Cyprus
The following items are controlled items and cannot be exported, nor imported.
- Controlled drugs (any kind)
- Firearms and munitions (including fireworks)
- Archaeological goods
- Wild animals
Exporting Archaeological goods or antiquities from Northern Cyprus are banned and there are heavy fines, jail for removing such items.