UK Duty Free Allowances
When travelling from the EU (list of country members below) you do not have to pay any tax or duty on goods you have bought in another EU country as long as tax was included in the price when you purchased the items, the items are for your own use, and have been transported to the UK by you. This includes gifts, but does not include any item that is intended to be used as payment or to be resold.
If you bring back large quantities of alcohol or tobacco a Customs Officer is likely to ask about the purposes for which you are importing the goods.
From some EU countries there are limits on the amount of tobacco products you can bring back without paying UK duty:
- From ESTONIA - 200 cigarettes or 250g of smoking tobacco*
- From BULGARIA, HUNGARY, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, POLAND, ROMANIA OR SLOVAKIA - 200 cigarettes*
*There is no limit on other tobacco products as long as they are for your own use.
|Fortified Wine (ie: port of sherry)||20 litres|
|Value of goods, gifts and souvenirs||€300 if entering EU country by land or sea and €430 for air passengers|
|Fortified Wine (ie: port of sherry)||2 litres|
|Value of goods, gifts and souvenirs||€200|
The EU Countries are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, The Irish Republic, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (but not the Canary Islands), Sweden and the UK.
The official website for the UK Customs & Excise is www.hmce.gov.uk