How much alcohol can you carry on a plane?

How much alcohol can you carry on a plane?

Amount of alcohol allowed to be carried on a plane, depends on a route we travel on. Other custom restrictions are in the area of the European Union, other outside of it.

How much alcohol can you carry on a plane?

In the area of the European Union

Limits of carried alcohol in the area of the European Union relate to passengers travelling only within borders of the Union.                                                                                                                                                                                           

In hand luggage and registered luggage one passenger can altogether carry:

  • 10 litres of spirits (vodka) or
  • 20 litres of strengthen wine (porto, sherry) or
  • 90 litres of wine (but sparkling one maximum 60 litres) or
  • 110 litres of beer.


Outside the European Union

When a flight is on route between two countries lying outside the European Union or when one country is from the Union, the other is not, limits are much lower.

In hand and registered luggage one passenger can carry:

  • 1 litre of spirits (vodka) or
  • 4 litres of wine or
  • 16 litres of beer.


Alcohol cannot be carried by person beneath 17 years old.


Remember that due to safety reasons in hand luggage you can carry maximum 1 litres of liquids in bottles of 100 ml each. It doesn’t concern liquids bought in departures hall, after getting through check-in. In this case, products bought by you, have to fit into your hand luggage. Its weight and size is dependent on airlines and travel class.


Aforementioned information is regarding just custom rules. Each airlines has its own limits regarding maximum weight and sizes of a registered luggage. Usually, a suitcase can’t weight more than 32 kilos. Depending on airlines, route and travel class, each piece of luggage can be subject to additional charge.



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