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Good Holiday Ideas | July 21, 2024

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Brits Beware: Customs Crackdown

Brits Beware: Customs Crackdown

British are facing fines of more than £20,000 if they are not mindful of customs rules, when returning home, says travel expert  Keira Rigby in a wake-up call to anyone tempted to bring home more than their allowance.

The rules regarding cigarettes and alcohol when coming back from Europe have tightened, so stay informed –

  • Cigarettes – You’re allowed 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco.
  • Alcohol –  4 litres of still wine, 16 litres of beer, 1 litre of spirits over 22% alcohol or 2 litres of fortified wine, sparkling wine, or other alcoholic beverages less than 22%.
Istanbul airport duty free area bigger than the airport!!

Istanbul airport duty free area bigger than the airport!!

Keira, from My Hotel Break, advises –

  • Declare Honestly: If you have extra items, declare them. It might  save you a fine or at least lessen the penalty.
  • Prioritise what you really want to bring back and leave enough space for souvenirs within allowed limits.
  • Keep Receipts: to prove the quantity you purchased.

See EU’s more anti-Brit rules at www.goodholidayideas.com