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.
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
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
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