Do you need any clarification on your allowances before you start shopping in duty free at Edinburgh Airport? Confused about the new Brexit rules? Worry not, we've got you covered! Read on below and we'll explain the new rules!
World Duty Free is located after security at Edinburgh Airport and is open for all international and domestic departures. You can't miss it - it is straight ahead of you when you come out of security!
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.
For tobacco allowance, there is a generous amount available! You may bring in:
You are allowed to bring a generous amount of alcohol 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, 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 flying within the UK and EU, why not make use of the Shop & Collect service? You can do all your shopping before your flight, and simply pick it up once you land after your trip! This way, you don't need to worry about trying to fit that extra shopping into your suitcases.
All of the shops at Edinburgh Airport offer this service, so you needn't worry about the precious luggage space!