Duty Free and Tax Free

Do you need any clarification on your allowances before you start shopping in duty free at Birmingham Airport? Confused 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

As long as the items you purchase in another EU country already have tax included, you won’t need to pay any extra. You will also have to ensure that these products are intended only for your personal use. Buying a gifts is ok, but items that are purchased with the intent to resell are not.

If you’re bringing more than the below quantities into the UK, Customs officers may have a few questions for you…
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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:

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Duty Free at Birmingham Airport

World Duty Free is waiting for you just after Security, at Gates 1-20 and in the Baggage Reclaim hall.

Shopping at Birmingham Airport, including Reserve and collect

Reserve and Collect

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’rre 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