Travelling from outside the EU

Overview

If you are travelling to Ireland from outside the European Union (EU), the Canary Islands, the Channel Islands or Gibraltar, you can bring in goods within your duty-free allowance without paying Customs Duty, Excise Duty and Value-Added Tax (VAT) in this country. Where you exceed your allowances, you may have to pay Customs Duty, Excise Duty and VAT at the airport or port of arrival. Some goods are prohibited, while others are subject to conditions.

If you are arriving from another EU country and no part of your journey took place outside the EU, see our customs information if you are Travelling from within the European Union.

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