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Bringing Tobacco Into Canada - Visitors

Customs Regulations for Visitors Bringing Tobacco Into Canada


Visitors Duty-Free Allowance for Tobacco

If you are a a visitor to Canada, you are allowed to bring a limited amount of tobacco and tobacco products (cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, tobacco sticks, tobacco) into the country without having to pay duty or taxes as long as the tobacco accompanies you.

You may bring in :

  • 200 cigarettes
  • 50 cigars or cigarillos
  • 200 grams (7 ounces) of manufactured tobacco, and
  • 200 tobacco sticks.

If you take a side trip outside Canada during your visit, you must be out of Canada for at least 48 hours to be eligible to claim these amounts again.

Bringing More Than the Duty-Free Allowance of Tobacco Into Canada

You may bring in more than the quantities of tobacco listed above as long as you pay full duty and taxes on the excess amount.

Customs Contact Information

If you have questions or require more information on bringing tobacco into Canada, please contact the Canada Borders Services Agency.

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