Alcohol limits in Europe

In Germany, the legal blood alcohol limit is 0.5 per thousand, which corresponds to 1 beer or 2 glasses of wine. In most European countries the alcohol limit is the value of 0.5!
Estonia, Romania, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Norway 0.0 per thousand. Poland, Sweden 0.2 per thousand and in Bosnia-Herzegovina 0.3 per thousand! Exceeding the legal blood alcohol limit, depending on the situation European countries are threatening with heavy fines, loss of license, driving ban, to imprisonment! Hereafter an overview of the various limits.

Alcohol limits in Europe - graphical view

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European countries with the following blood alcohol limits:




Estonia, Romania, Slovakia, Czech Republic


Norway, Poland, Sweden,


Bosnia and Herzegovina


Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Finland, France, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Croatia, Latvia , Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Serbia, Switzerland, Slovenia , Spain, Turkey, Cyprus


Ireland, Malta, United Kingdom