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UK Customs Regulations - What Can You Bring Into the UK?


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What you can bring Duty Free from outside the EU
Duty Free Allowances UK

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Here are the latest Duty Free Allowances that apply if you arrive in the UK on a transatlantic flight or from anywhere outside the EU:
  • tobacco products for personal use - 200 cigarettes, or 100 cigarillos, or 50 cigars, or 250g of loose tobacco. As of December 1, while allowances remain the same, you can make up your duty free allowance from a mixture of tobacco products. For example, 100 cigarettes, and 25 cigars would meet the tobacco limits.
  • 4 litres of still table wine
  • 1 litre of spirits or strong liqueurs over 22 per cent alcohol by volume, or 2 litres of fortified wine(such as port or sherry), sparkling wine or other liqueurs.( As with the change in tobacco allowances, you can now make up your alcohol allowance from a mix and match of alcohol products.
  • 16 liters (or 28 imperial pints) of beer
  • £390 worth of all other goods including gifts and souvenirs.
  • If you arrive by private plane or boat, your duty free allowance for "all other goods" is reduced to £270.
The tobacco and alcohol allowances only apply if you are over 17 years old.

You can also bring in personal effects reasonably required for your journey, including clothing, toiletries, personal jewelry and other clearly personal articles.
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