Duty Free allowances

You’re about to start your Duty Free shopping at East Midlands Airport, but are you confused over the different limits? Maybe you need clarification over the differences when travelling inside or outside of the EU? Read on below and we will make it all clear!

Duty Free Allowance / Tax Free Allowance

When travelling from the EU to the UK

If the items you purchase in another EU country already have tax included in their price, you won’t pay any extra. Also be aware that these products are only for your personal use. Buying as gifts is ok, but items that are purchased with the intent to resell are not.

If you don’t fancy being stopped by customs when you arrive, make sure you don’t have more than;
duty free allowance

When travelling from outside the EU to the UK

You are limited to the following, given they are for your own consumptin and not to be re-sold:

duty free
Reserve and collect your duty free items

Reserve and Collect

Did you know that you can do your Duty Free shopping from the comfort of your sofa? Using the Reserve and Collect service at East Midlands Airport means you can reserve your items online. Once you get to the airport, simply head to the collections desk in the respective retailer with your order confirmation. It’s that easy!

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