Departure to Istanbul

Customs and import to Istanbul

Home > Expat Guides > Asia > Turkey > Istanbul

Items that can be brought into Turkey duty free include:

1 TV, 1 colour pocket TV, 1 TV-tape- radio combination, 1 video recording camera, 5 video cassettes (blank), 5 records, 5 CDs, 1 video player, 1 cine projector, 10 rolls of film, 1 slide projector, 1 portable typewriter, 1 pocket computer, electronic playing devices,1 transistor radio and portable radio, 1 walkman, 1 portable CD player, binoculars, harmonica, mandolin, flageolet, flute, guitar, accordion (only one of each type, maximum three musical instruments), personal sports equipment, necessary medical items, bicycle, baby buggy, toys, 200 cigarettes and 50 cigars, 200 grams of tobacco and 200 cigarette papers or 50 grams of chewing tobacco or 200 grams of pipe tobacco or 200 grams of snuff, 1,5 kg of coffee, 1.5 kg of instant coffee, 500 grams of tea, 1 kg chocolate, 1 kg sweets, 5 (100cc) or 7 (70 cc) bottles of wine and/or spirits, 5 bottles of perfumes (120 ml max, each), first aid, spare parts for the car and other items necessary for the journey.

Antiquities warning! While in Turkey, be careful not to buy any antiquity over a century old as it is forbidden by law to buy, sell, possess or export it. For more information, please click here.

Update 29/06/2008


Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Pinterest Addthis

Recommended Service Partners

International Movers

When you move internationally you are taking a big step. Lots of things are changing and you have a million things to think about and take care of. If you are able to select a top of the line moving company that moves for a modest price, it can take a big weight of your shoulders in busy times.

Our network of international removal companies can move your furniture & possessions to Turkey and anywhere overseas.

Filling in the form at the bottom will allow you to request up to 5 quotes from various moving companies. This service is free of charge and will help you select an international moving company that suits your needs and budget.

Do you have comments or personal information to communicate about this article? Add your comment.

Go to the Forum to talk more about customs and import to Istanbul, departure.

Find more definitions and general answers on expatriation issues in the Expat FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions).

Stay connected

- My Life Abroad -
A selection of expat stories

"A fun compulsive read!"
J. Matcham, Amazon

"I strongly advise people ready to live abroad to read this book!"
Patrice, Amazon