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Duty free allowances

There are five kinds of duty free allowances:

1. Passenger duty free allowances

If you a passenger arriving in Bermuda by air or sea, you are entitled to duty free allowances on your accompanied personal goods.

If you are arriving in Bermuda as a passenger, you have a duty free allowance on accompanied personal tobacco products and alcoholic beverages not exceeding 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars, 0.5 kg of tobacco, one litre of wine and one litre of spirits.

If you are a visitor you also have a duty free allowance of up to BDA $50 on other accompanied personal goods that will remain in Bermuda.

If you are a Bermuda resident or are otherwise entitled to reside in Bermuda, you also have a duty free allowance of up to BDA $200 on other accompanied personal goods that were acquired by you while outside of Bermuda.

2. Crew member duty free allowance

If you are the member of crew of a ship or aircraft arriving in Bermuda by air or sea, you are entitled to crew member duty free allowance on your accompanied personal goods.

3. Transfer of residence allowance

If you are a first time resident, you may be entitled to transfer of residence duty free allowance (TRA) on your personal, professional and household effects.

4. Awards allowance

If you are importing goods that have been awarded to you overseas in recognition of meritorious achievement or conduct, you may be entitled to awards duty free allowance on your award.

5. Inherited effects allowance

If you are importing inherited personal effects, you may be entitled to inherited effects duty free allowance on the goods that you have inherited.

Declaring accompanied personal goods

You must declare accompanied personal goods either by using the dual-channel system where available, or if necessary, by Customs Traveller Declaration.pdf

Baggage in advance or arrears

You may import your personal baggage up to 90 days before or after your arrival without payment of customs duty.  You must declare baggage arriving in advance or arrears by Bermuda Customs Declaration Form and by specifying customs procedure code (CPC) 4413 on that form.

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