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Personal Exemptions

Border Services Officer Lopez shares travel tips on personal exemptions.



Hi, everyone. Border Services Officer Lopez here with some travel tips you can use.

Here's what you need to know before you go. Planning on traveling for March break?

You can bring back goods up to $200 Canadian duty and tax free after a 24 hour absence from Canada. And that value goes up to $800 after a 48 hour absence from Canada.

You can bring back this much alcohol and this much tobacco. There are no personal exemptions for day trips.

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  • 1.5 litres of wine or
  • 1.14 litres of liquor or
  • 24 x 355 ml cans or bottles (8.5L) of beer or ale

(Right side)

  • 200 cigarettes
  • 50 cigars
  • 200 grams of manufactured tobacco and
  • 200 tobacco sticks

Please have your receipt ready for presentation to a Border Service officer and declare all your goods.

For more information, visit our website (

Thanks for watching. Be aware and declare.

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