Duty Free Shop airport | CGH | Sao Paulo SP Congonhas
CGH | Sao Paulo SP Congonhas
Yes, you can buy your Duty Free on arrival in this country. Most major airports in this territory have arrivals duty free shopping facilities in the baggage claim area where you can buy tax-free goods before you pass through customs. But, these stores are normally only located in the international arrival gateway airports, so if you are taking a domestic connecting flight, it is best to buy at your first point of arrival into the country.
This arrivals duty free facility not only enables you to pick up any last minute items that you were unable to buy at your outbound airport, but it gives you the inbound duty free opportunity to buy liquid products such as spirits or wine, so you can avoid any potential problems like confiscation by security.
More airports are now introducing an online duty free and tax-free pre-order service, this allows you to arrange the purchase of goods before your departure. This may be useful as the sale of liquid products (especially alcohol) and known as 'LAGS', can often be restricted at your departure location due to airport or airline security regulations and although these regulations are gradually being lifted, shopping at arrival and online pre-order can alleviate this problem.
At present this airport only handles domestic flights and cargo flights, so there are no departure or arrival duty free stores at this location. Duty free and tax free sales are only permitted for international passengers.
This Mercosur Country permits an additional duty free allowance of up to US$500 for goods purchased in their arrivals stores.
Brazil August 2013: The Brazilian Senate have agreed to increase the inbound duty free allowance for travellers to USD$1200 in the near future. Full details need to be clarified and the Plenary needs to approve the change, but this means that travellers entering Brazil for the World Cup or Olympic Games should be able to buy goods of a higher value. All international airports in Brazil have a duty free shop on arrival located near the baggage halls.