Travelling from outside the EU

Duty-free rules

The following rules must be applied when you import goods within your duty-free allowances:

  • The goods imported must be transported and accompanied by you.
  • The goods must be for your own use, or a gift, and not for commercial purposes.
  • You must declare any goods imported for commercial purposes to a customs officer.
  • You cannot share your allowances with other people travelling in your group.
  • If you are under 17, you are not entitled to tobacco or alcohol allowances.

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