From 1st January 2021 the rules has changed for EU citizens visiting, working or studying in the UK.! Newcomers need to apply for a Work Visa or in some cases a Student Visa.
Read more about it here



How much cash, general products, cigarettes and alcohol can be imported from the European Union and the rest of the world into the United Kingdom.
How to get a pet passport.

  • Taking Cash in and out UK and the EU
  • Travelling from the European Union
  • Items you are not allowed to bring to the UK
  • Travelling from outside the European Union
  • Travelling to the UK with your pet
  • Travelling with your pet to the EU from UK
  • Travelling to the European Union from UK
  • Travelling to a non-EU country from UK

Taking Cash in and out UK and the EU

You must declare cash of £10 000 or more (or the equivalent in another currency) even if if you take it to or from the UK. This includes notes and coins, bankers’ drafts, any kind of cheques e.g.: travellers’ cheques.

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Declare cash here online, or pick up a BOR9011 form at a port or airport. You will also need to make a copy for yourself to show it at customs. Penalty of not or incorrectly declaring cash can be up to £5,000.

You also have to declare cash, if you are travelling as a group or family taking altogether £10 000 worth or more cash, even if individually you all have less amount with you.

You can bring under 10 000 € worth of cash into the UK from an EU country, no need to declare it. Taking or bringing 10 000 € worth of cash or more in or out of the EU, you must declare it on a declaration form.

Travelling from the European Union

You can bring meat and dairy products into the UK from the European Union, provided they are produced in the EU.

You won’t have to pay any tax or duty on items altogether worth less than £390 and the items are for yourself or as a gift. 


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Since January 2021 there is a limit to the amount of products you can bring in to the UK, including Alcohol and Tobacco:

  • 250g of Tobacco
  • 200 Cigarettes
  • 50 Cigars
  • 4 Litres of Spirits or 9 Litres of Liquor with less the 22% alcohol (either this or that)
  • 42 Litres of Beers
  • 18 Litres of Wine
  • Goods up to a value of £390 altogether
  • Dairy and meat products for your own use or consumption

Items you are not allowed to bring to the UK

  • Illegal Drugs
  • Dangerous/offensive weapons e.g. Pen Knives
  • Self defence solutions e.g. Pepper Spray, CS Gas
  • Endangered animals
  • Endangered plants
  • Rough Diamonds
  • Obscene and Indecent materials
  • Personal imports of dairy and meat products from most non- EU countries

Travelling from outside the European Union

You are not allowed to bring dairy and meat products from most non-EU countries into the UK.

The amount of general products including Alcohol and Tobacco you can bring from countries outside the EU:

  • 16 litres of beer
  • 4 litres of wine (not sparkling)
  • 1 litre of spirits and liquors over 22% alcohol or 2 litres of fortified wine (eg port, sherry), sparkling wine and alcoholic drinks up to 22% alcohol
  • 200 cigarettes
  • 100 cigarillos
  • 50 cigars
  • 250 g of Tobacco
  • Other goods up to a value of £390
  • 0 dairy and meat products (not allowed)

If you bring in anything above your allowance you will pay 2.5% Customs Duty, plus you may also have to pay up to 20% import VAT.

Travelling to the UK with your pet

You can bring your pet cat or dog to the UK but only if:

  • It has been micro chipped before being vaccinated.
  • It has had the rabies vaccination at least 21 days before travelling. 30 day after vaccination a blood test may also be required if you’re travelling from a non- EU country, check with your veterinary practitioner.
  • Dogs usually need to have been treated for tapeworm between 1-5 days before travelling.
  • It has been issued with an EU pet passport or a non-EU country official veterinary certificate.
  • The veterinarian must fill in the pet passport and include the name and manufacturer of the substance of the treatment or vaccination, the date and time of treatment, the doctor’s seal and signature.

If your pet does not have a passport, it will be put into quarantine (isolation) for up to 4 months. Your pet can also be denied entry if you are travelling by sea.

Things to check before you travel with your pet 
If the transport company will allow you to bring your pet and how many pets they will accept if you want to bring more than one.
If the company require any legal documents such as a letter from a Veterinary surgeon or your pet passport.

Travelling with your pet to the EU from UK

  • It has been micro chipped before being vaccinated.
  • It has had the rabies vaccination at least 21 days before travelling.
  • Dogs usually need to have been treated for tapeworm between 1-5 days before travelling.
  • It has been issued with an EU pet passport or a AHC (Animal Health Certificate) issued by the vet within 10 days of each journey, it is valid for 4 month for returning to UK only.
  • The veterinarian must fill in the pet passport and include the name and manufacturer of the substance of the treatment or vaccination, the date and time of treatment, the doctor’s seal and signature.

Travelling to the European Union from UK

You can not bring any meat or dairy products into the European Union.

You won’t have to pay any tax or duty on items altogether worth less than 430 € if you are travelling by air or sea or 300 if you are travelling by car and the items are for yourself or as a gift. 

Since January 2021 there is a limit to the amount of products you can bring in to the EU, including Alcohol and Tobacco:

  • Either 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250 g tobacco
  • Some countries within the EU has lower limits on tobacco products which is either 40 cigarettes or 20 cigarillos or 10 cigars or 50 g tobacco for land and sea travellers (Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia) or to all travellers (Estonia and Romania).
  • 1 Litres of Spirits or 2 Litres of Liquor with less the 22% alcohol (either this or that)
  • 16 Litres of Beers
  • 4 Litres of Wine
  • Goods up to a value of 430 € altogether by air or sea or 300 € by car
  • 0 Dairy and meat products  (not allowed)
  • Up to 20kg fish
  • Processed and pack sealed plants otherwise a phytosanitary (plant health) certificate is required.
  • 2 kg other products except meat and dairy

Travelling to a non-EU country from UK

Custom rules vary in different countries. You should always check them in advance to avoid any inconvenience.