Cognac-Châteaubernard (BA 709) Air Base duty free

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About Cognac-Châteaubernard (BA 709) Air Base (CNG)

16100 Châteaubernard, France
+33 5 45 32 73 00
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Weather Temperature: 23.65°C
Conditions: Clear
Humidity: 57%
Wind: 1.54 k/h
Pressure: 1020 hpa
45.65829849, -0.317499995
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Cognac – Châteaubernard Air Base (French: Base aérienne 709 Cognac-Châteaubernard or BA 709) (IATA: CNG, ICAO: LFBG) is a base of the French Air Force located in Châteaubernard, 2.8 kilometre south of Cognac. Both locations are communes of the Charente département in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine région of France. The base is home to the Ecole de Pilotage de l’Armee de l’Air, the air force initial pilot training school.

It was used by the German Luftwaffe in World War II. The Luftwaffe’s operations included anti-submarine Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condors as late as July 1944.

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Duty Free Allowance at Cognac-Châteaubernard (BA 709) Air Base

If you are travelling to France from a country within the EU, then you can bring in an unlimited amount of goods that you have bought in that country as long as the price you paid included tax and the goods are for your own personal use (this also includes items that you intend to be gifts).

What are the limits on duty free cigarettes/alcohol at Cognac-Châteaubernard (BA 709) Air Base from inside the EU

Despite there not being a limit on the amount of alcoholic and tobacco goods that you can bring in from a country in the EU, if you have goods that are more than the following guidelines, then there is a good chance that you will be questioned by a Customs Officer about what you intend to do with the goods:

  • 800 cigarettes, 200 cigars, or 1 kg of tobacco
  • 110 litres of beer
  • 10 litres of spirits
  • 90 litres of wine
  • 20 litres of fortified wine

What are the limits on duty free cigarettes/alcohol at Cognac-Châteaubernard (BA 709) Air Base from outside the EU

If you are entering France from a country outside of the EU, then your allowance changes to the amounts listed below. Again, these must be for your own personal use. If you intend to sell the goods or if you go over these allowances, then you may have to pay duty and/or tax).

  • 200 cigarettes, 100 cigarillos, 50 cigars, or 250g of tobacco
  • 4 litres of still wine
  • 1 litre of alcohol over 22% volume or 2 litres of alcohol less than 22% volume
  • 16 litres of beer
  • up to £390 worth of all other goods
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