Duty Free Shopping
There are many Duty Free Shops at the Arrivals and Departures Hall at the Malta International Airport.
Duty Free means that no excise duty is payable to the Government (HM Revenue & Customs) on the items purchased. Items classed as Duty Free must be exported outside of the EU (European Union) and therefore are only sold to passengers flying to non-EU countries.
This Duty Free status applies to all cigarettes, tobacco and selected spirits. Shopping at Tax Free Prices is available at the Malta International Airport Departure Lounge after security. The Tax Free Price is calculated by deducting VAT (which is 20%) from the selling price. Items sold at Tax Free Prices include: fragrances, skincare, cosmetics, sunglasses, watches, jewellery and handbags.
On your way out of Malta, Duty Free allowances for each adult are:
200 cigarettes or the equivalent in cigars or tobacco;
- 1 bottle of spirits;
- 1 bottle of wine;
- a reasonable amount of perfumes or aftershaves.
In the duty-free section, you can also find a variety of souvenirs, sportswear, and CDs and other music related items. Leaving the escalator on the first floor and entering the first floor area, one has plenty of opportunity of browsing the Duty Free Shops at the Malta International Airport Departure Lounge. Items for sale in these shops include many popular brand names and exclusive goods.
These shops are a must for last minute shoppers and people who are looking for that elusive item for that friend or relative. They will definitely come across something for their friends and loved ones here. Shopaholics, too, can have a field day by spoiling themselves and buying something personal such as perfume, a scarf, watch etc. Although much of Duty Free Shopping has mellowed due to the fact that it does not exist between EU countries, there is still a thrill when making a purchase from one of these exclusive establishments.