Slovakia has a new customs airport in Nitra

Mostly businesses and holidaymakers will benefit from the new status.

The airport in Nitra, illustrative stock photoThe airport in Nitra, illustrative stock photo (Source: TASR)

The airport situated in Nitra’s Janíkovce borough has become a customs area. This means planes coming from countries outside the European Union are able to land at the airport as of July 1. At the same time, planes flying to the countries outside the EU are now able to take off from there, the SITA newswire reported.

“The fact that the Nitra international airport has become a customs airport will be beneficial mostly for businesses and holidaymakers,” said Stanislav Pacher, spokesperson of the customs office in Nitra, which will be responsible for customs supervision at the airport, as quoted by SITA.

Controls necessary

Before every take-off and after every landing, transported goods, baggage and passengers will undergo customs control. The customs office will monitor the transport of money, weapons and ammunition, drugs and prodrugs, the import of customs-free and VAT-free goods, goods suspected of violating intellectual property rights, and goods that are subject to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Customs officers should also focus on the unauthorised transport of meat and dairy products, tobacco, cigarettes and alcohol.

“It won’t be possible to land at the airport or takeoff from it without this control,” Pacher specified for SITA.

To avoid any complications or delays, it is necessary for both customers and staff to get information about the limits and restrictions related to the transported goods or money.

“The most important information is published on the Financial Administration’s website and the information board of the Nitra customs office situated directly at the airport,” Pacher added for SITA.

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