As of January 1, 2021, dairy, meat and fish products will no longer be allowed after a holiday in the United Kingdom (UK). This is informed by customs.
Customs rules ‘distant’ destinations
Starting next year, customs rules will apply to destinations outside the European Union upon return from the UK, including England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. So you can’t bring cheddar cheese, bacon, and Scottish salmon. It does not matter if you travel by ferry, plane, car or bus.
It is also good to know that you can only take one liter of brandy, such as gin or whiskey, tax-free and that you have to pay VAT on purchases over 430 euros.
According to customs, there is “a lot of ignorance” about what can or cannot be removed in luggage from next year. This, while 86.8 per cent of travelers sometimes take something home from the UK. “Although Brexit is a hotly debated topic, knowledge about modified customs rules is lagging behind.”
This is based on a survey conducted between September 28 and October 2, 2020. The survey included 1,289 respondents who have traveled to the UK for business or private reasons or who plan to travel in the next three years for business or private reasons. . .
Check customs regulations
Therefore, customs asks travelers to verify the customs regulations for this new distant destination before departure. This can easily be done through www.wijsopreis.nl and the Customs Travel ‘app.
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