Duty Free Allowance
Duty free allowance rules are
different based on the country of residence, duration of stay
abroad and duration of stay in the country and a few other
Malaysia Duty Free
Travellers Exempted (Residents &
• Non residents having intention to visit Malaysia for not less than 72
• Residents returning after an absence from Malaysia of not less than 72
hours (for Labuan is 24 hours and for Langkawi or Tioman is 48 hours)
• Wine / spirit / malt / liquor not exceeding 1 liter.
• Tobacco not exceeding 225 grams (equal to 200 sticks of cigarettes).
• New wearing apparels up to 3 pieces.
• 1 pair of new footwear.
• Portable electrical or battery operated appliances for personal care and
hygiene not exceeding 1 unit each.
• Foods preparations up to total value of not exceeding RM75.
• All other goods including gifts and souvenirs other than alcoholic
beverages, spirits, tyres, tubes, tobacco, cigarettes and motor vehicles,
valued not exceeding RM400 ( goods from Langkawi, Pulau Tioman and Labuan,
not exceeding RM500).
If the travellers bring in excess quantity of goods exempted, he shall be
liable to duty on the excess only. Subject to Customs Duties Order,
travellers should pay only a customs duty at a flat rate of 30% ad valorem.
In the case of alcoholic beverages, tyres, spirits, tobacco, cigarettes and
motor vehicles, the rate of duty will be based on prevailing Customs Duties
Some airport duty free FAQs
What is duty free?
Duty free shopping allows international shoppers to browse and shop from a
wide variety of high end international brands at incredibly low prices,
thanks to the exemption from several local and national taxes and duties on
This is because the merchant who imports these products is exempt from
paying these taxes as they are selling them to customers who are leaving the
country. Thus, the merchant is able to pass on the cost savings to the
customer. This gives savvy shoppers the opportunity to grab fantastic
merchandise at bargain prices and take advantage of numerous offers on these
already low prices.
Who is eligible to shop duty free?
As per Customs regulations, only passengers who have an international
boarding pass and valid passport are eligible to shop duty free.
Are there any restricted items for departure or arrival?
Although you can purchase all product categories available at duty free shops,
including liquors, chocolates, perfumes and cosmetics, tobacco, fashion
accessories and electronics while arriving and departing at klia2 or any
other airport. However, some restricted items such as liquors and tobacco,
you are subject to local Customs regulations.
What are the duty free shops available in KLIA2?
ERAMAN Duty Free
The ZON Duty Free
Please check with your Airlines for more
information on duty free issue (if any) for your next destinations.
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