Due to current events, we are repeatedly asked whether, according to the information currently circulating, an “EU customs declaration” for a cross-border flight from or to a third country is still necessary.
We try to clarify with the following explanations:
- The customs declaration (according EU law) relates to the vehicles and goods carried.
The customs report (according german law) concerns the airport used.
|Summary of customs information as PDF (177 KB)
Customs handling for non-commercial flights originating or with their destination in a non-EU country, must be reported to Ops no later than two hours before the planned landing or departure.
Commercial flights carrying passengers and / or cargo need a waiver from the customs airport obligation. This waiver must be applied for asap, at least 3 working days in advance through Ops.
to enable customs declaration you have to provide:
- aircraft registration
- departure-/ landing airport / country
- planned departure/arrival time
- number and nationality of persons on board
- name and postal address of pilot (responsible pilot)
Immigration procedures for all flights from or to countries who have not joined the Schengen treaty (Non-Schengen-countries) must be requested through Ops no later than two hours before the planned landing or departure.
|Airport Lahr Operations:
or phone +49 7821 994 200
|pilot information as PDF (23 KB)