| CONTACT US | FACEBOOK | TWITTER |    TOLL FREE CUSTOMER SERVICE: 1-877-676-6673

Can I Shop Duty Free?

Can I purchase duty free? Can I purchase duty free?
Yes, you can purchase any of the duty free products in the store, as long as you are heading directly across the border into the USA Yes, you can purchase any of the duty free products in the store, as long as you are heading directly across the border into the USA
Can I purchase alcohol at the Thousand Islands Duty Free on my way into the USA? Can I purchase alcohol at the Thousand Islands Duty Free when heading back to the USA from any trip to Canada?
Yes, you can purchase alcohol at the Thousand Islands Duty Free on any trip to the USA Yes, you can purchase alcohol at the Thousand Islands Duty Free when heading back to the USA from any trip to Canada.
Are there any duty charges at U.S. Customs on the alcohol I purchase? Are there any duty charges at U.S. Customs on the alcohol I purchase if I have been in Canada for a few days?
No, the first litre of alcohol or case of beer is always Duty Free, on any trip into the USA. No, the first litre of alcohol or case of beer is always Duty Free, on any trip more than 48 hours.
Can I bring alcohol purchased at the Duty Free back into Canada after I have visited the USA? Are there any duty charges at U.S. Customs on the alcohol I purchase if I have been in Canada for the day?
Yes, you can if you have been out of the country for 48 hours or more. You may bring back Duty Free: 1 bottle of Liquor (1.14 litres) or one case of Beer (24) or 2 bottles of Wine (750ml each). Yes, all liquor purchases made on a trip less than 48 hours are subject to the small duties shown below.

Duty Free Shopping Info For Everyone

Can I purchase more than one litre of alcohol or case of beer? How much is the duty on additional alcohol when returning to the USA?
Yes, you can purchase additional alcohol when traveling to the USA as long as it is for personal consumption. The additional alcohol is subject to small duties. Here are examples on how inexpensive the duties are:
  • Ontario Wine (750ml) 25 cents a bottle
  • Canadian Beer (24) $1.25 a case
  • Liquor (1 litre) $2 to $3, on average
CUSTOMS AND ALLOWANCES QUICK CHARTS
ABSENCES FROM HOME COUNTRY AMOUNT IN $ ALCOHOL ALLOWANCES TOBACCO ALLOWANCES # OF ALLOWABLE
Americans returning to US
On Any Trip (no min time) $200 us 150 ml.(5oz) 10 Cigars (non-Cuban) Daily
After 48 hours $800 us 1 Litre (33.8oz) of Liquor 1 Carton (200 Cigarettes and 100 Cigars (non-Cuban) Monthly
Canadians heading to US
On Any Trip 1 Litre of Liquor 1 Carton (200 cigarettes) & 50 non-Cuban Cigars Any
Canadians returning to Canada
After 24 hours $200 can None None Any
After 48 hours $800 can 1.14 litres of liquor or 1.5 litres of wine or 24 355ml of beer 1 Carton (200 Cigarettes) and 50 Cigars and 200 grams of Tobacco and 200 Tobacco Sticks Any
After 7 days $800 can 1.14 litres of liquor or 1.5 litres of wine or 24 355ml of beer 1 Carton (200 Cigarettes) and 50 Cigars and 200 grams of Tobacco and 200 Tobacco Sticks Any
 

Duty Free Logo

View Current Border Wait Times
View nearby attractions at Local Links
View our Freqent Shopper Discount Program
View Local Weather