You can find three duty-free stores at Birmingham Airport. They’re in the following locations:
- After security, it is open from 4 am to 4 pm daily
- In the arrivals area after baggage reclaim. This is currently closed due to the coronavirus
- After security in the south lounge, nearby the gates 1-20. This is also currently closed due to the coronavirus.
As Brexit has taken place, this means that there are now new rules to duty-free allowances! But worry not, you are still allowed to bring a fair amount of goods and services into the UK without being charged extra tax! We will go over all the new rules and try to make it as simple as we possibly can for you.
When you are bringing the goods to the UK, you must be bringing them in yourself. They can be for your personal use or you could give them away as a gift. You must not go over your allowance and if you do, you have to declare them before arriving in the UK, to whichever category they fit. We will talk about the different categories and the allowances you have below.
You are allowed to bring a generous amount of alcohol! You may bring in:
For tobacco allowance, there is a generous amount available too! You may bring in:
If you’re under the age of 17, then, unfortunately, you are not allowed any personal allowance. However, if you still wish to bring it, you will have to pay tax and duty on them before your arrival in the UK.
If you want to bring other goods, you can bring up to £390. If you want to bring more, you will have to pay duty and tax on the total sum of goods, not just the sum that’s gone above the allowance. Make sure that you don’t go over because you may have to pay import VAT too as well as duty and tax. We’re sure you don’t want to do that so ensure your total sum doesn’t go over the limit!
If you're not a fan of shopping and prefer to purchase your items online, why not opt for the Reserve and Collect service? Simply reserve your items online and once you're at the airport, head to the Collection desk in World Duty Free (main Departures branch) to pay for and collect your items. Easy!
Head over to the shopping page to see what other shops are on hand to keep you (and your bank balance) entertained