You can bring most everyday items with you when you visit, but there are some goods that you are not allowed to bring or you can only bring a certain amount of. On this page you can find out more about the rules for bringing goods into the UK. 

Banned and restricted goods 

There are certain goods that are illegal to bring into the UK and will be seized by customs if brought across the border. Goods such as firearms, explosives and ammunitions are restricted and can only be brought to the UK with a special licence. Some food and plant products are also restricted.  

Visit GOV.UK for more information. 


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You can bring in your own personal medicines and do not need to declare them to UK Customs if they are for yourself. However, in case there is an issue in the UK or abroad, it is a good idea to have a letter from your doctor confirming your need for the medication. 

  • Always carry medicines in a correctly labelled container as issued by the pharmacist. 
  • There may be restrictions on the amount of drugs that you can bring into the country. 
  • Before you travel, seek advice about the requirements from HM Revenue & Customs. 


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You must declare any amount over €10,000 when you enter the UK. You can make your declaration from 72 hours before you plan to travel, 

Visit GOV.UK for more information about bringing cash into the UK. 

For the most up-to-date information about what you can bring through customs, visit GOV.UK