Carrying Liquor from Goa (Flight, Train, Bus)

Goa Liquor Rules and Prices

Why alcohol price is cheaper in Goa?

Every State Government in India imposes a heavy tax on alcohol. It can be as high as 200% in some cases.

In 2018, Kerela Budget the Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) costing up to Rs 400 slab has been raised to 200%. Similarly, for beer, the tax has been increased from 70% to 100%.

The Government in Goa has put a comparatively lower tax rate for alcohol to promote tourism in the state. This is the reason the alcohol price is very cheap in Goa.

“Liquor provides 20 percent of the share of the government’s own revenue in most States,” says Jose Sebastian, associate professor at Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation, Thiruvananthapuram.”

Rules for Bringing Liquor From Goa, India

Flight: If you are taking an International Flight, you can buy a max of 2 liters of alcohol from duty-free shops and carry in handbags. There is no duty-free shop in domestic departure.

If you are buying outside the airport, you can carry a max of 5 liters of liquor in the check-in baggage. There are also state rules, so if your state doesn’t allow alcohol like Gujrat and Bihar, then it will be illegal to carry to these places.

Another important point to note is that this shall be carried in a sealed condition in check-in baggage. If the bottle is open, then it will not be allowed to be carried.

Train/Bus:

Goa Excise issues permits to carry liquor (up to 2 litres) to Daman, Diu, Punjab, Rajasthan, Odisha, Jammu & Kashmir, Manipur, Madhya Pradesh, Assam and Himachal.

You can get a permit which cost around Rs. 20 from the shopkeeper and carries the bottles to these places.

If you are carrying it to Maharashtra, Karnataka or Andhra Pradesh and your permit doesn’t match the location then you are prone to be caught and penalize (mostly bribe).

Now many people have complained that even if they have a valid permit, the cops have asked them to surrender the bottles or pay a bribe. Excise Commissioner Menino D’Souza said, “Every State has its own excise rules. We issue permits to those States that allow import from other States for personal consumption. If any State does not allow with this permit it is their concern.

The answer for if it is legal to carry alcohol with a permit is again questionable. There are allegations that Goa Excise is collecting money from tourists and visitors with false assurances.

While each permit may cost Rs 20, the total amount per month works to a minimum of approximately Rs 1.5 crore, traders say. So carry the alcohol at your own risk.

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Goa Liquor Price List 2019

Kingfisher Beer in Goa

Types Packing MRP
Kingfisher Premium 330 ml – bottle 36
Premium 500 ml – can 55
Premium 650 ml – bottle 65
Kingfisher Strong 500 ml – can 55
Strong 650 ml – bottle 70
Kingfisher Ultra 330 ml – bottle 55
Kingfisher Ultra Max 330 ml – bottle 60

Tuborg beer in Goa, India

Types Packing MRP
Tuborg Green 330 ml 38
Tuborg Green 500 ml 56
Tuborg Green 650 ml 72
Tuborg Premium 330 ml 41
Tuborg Premium 5000 ml 61
Tuborg Premium 650 ml 80
Tuborg Strong 330 ml 40

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5 thoughts on “Carrying Liquor from Goa (Flight, Train, Bus)

  • What to do then to bring liqour in Maharashtra and, now what permit should be taken, how much it will charge.

  • Can we carry 2 ltrs of liquor vide bus journey to Bangalore with a legal permit? Kindly respond. We r two travelling back today evening.

    • The Bus companies usually do not allow carrying alcohol from Goa to Bangalore, Mumbai, etc. You can carry a fenny which is made in Goa but not other whiskeys, scotch or others. If you can find a way to hide it or the conductor does not check your bags then you win.

  • Chorla check post i have valid permit and cops told me for 1 bottel Rs 250 i bergain him 100 he told no .and he taken my both bottels . He telling to us this not Orissa this is karnataka. I have valid permit also what was use of permit

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