uses the Red/Green Channel system
at major airports, so unless you
have something to declare, or you're
carrying something unusual, or you
get spot-checked by the customs officers,
you just walk right through the Green
What can you bring into
and take out of Turkey duty-free? It's
the usual suspects: 600 cigarettes,
two liters of wine, one bottle of spirits, etc.
You may bring one personal mobile device into Turkey and use it for up to 120 days via international roaming or with a Turkish SIM card without having to pay Customs duty or to register it.
After 120 days, you must register your device and pay the registration fee or your device will be blocked from the three Turkish mobile phone networks. More...
For firearms you
need to get a permit in advance (talk
to a Turkish
consulate in your home country).
Arriving in Turkey on an international
flight, duty-free items may be
purchased in most Turkish
airports after you pass through
before you pass through Customs.
Yes! In some large international
airports in Turkey, there
are duty-free shops right there
in the hall where you retrieve
your luggage before going through
While in Turkey, be careful not
to buy any antiquity (more than
a century or two old), as it is forbidden
by law to buy, sell, possess or
agents spot-check bags on departure.
Enforcement is strict and penalties
are severe, often including jail