Gatwick Duty Free
Do you need any clarification on your allowances before you start shopping in duty-free at Gatwick Airport? Confused about the new Brexit rules? Worry not, we’ve got you covered! Read on below and we’ll explain the new rules!
Gatwick Airport Duty Free Locations
After Security – open 24 hours
Arrivals – open 04:00-22-00*
After security – open 24 hours
Arrivals – open 04:00-21:00*
New Duty-Free Rules
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:
Alcohol and tobacco allowances if you’re under 17
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.
Allowance for other goods
If you want to bring cash, 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!
Collect on Return or Reserve From Home
At Gatwick Airport you can choose from these services to really make your duty-free shopping as efficient as possible. With Reserve from Home, a selection of the retailers allow you to order products from the comfort of your own home and will have them ready for you to collect from the airport. World Duty Free for example simply need your flight details and you can start shopping! Your items will be waiting for you on the day you fly. Be aware that not all retailers offer this service, so be sure to keep