Travelling from outside the EU

Prohibited or restricted goods in baggage

Some goods are not allowed, while others are subject to restrictions. If you have any of the following goods, you must declare them to a customs officer:

  • domestic cats or dogs
  • illegal or dangerous drugs
  • indecent or obscene goods
  • certain foodstuffs (mainly meat, milk, fish or products thereof)
  • products of endangered species
  • protected items of international heritage
  • medicines
  • firearms, weapons, fireworks or explosives
  • live or dead animals, fish, birds or plants
  • oral smokeless tobacco.

For further information, please see our full list of prohibitions and restrictions, or contact a customs officer at any port or airport.

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