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Posted Tue, 08 Jun 2021 11:22:21 GMT by matt1234
We are planning a holiday to the EU as soon as Covd allows but we are very confused about what we're allowed to take with us on our holiday with the new post-Brexit customs rules. We understand we're allowed to take items up to a value of 430 euros (or, we presume, 860 euros as there are two of us) but how is this calculated? Does this include items in our suitcase such as clothes? The watches we are wearing? Our phones? We were both hoping to take our laptops (both over a year old) to keep up with friends and family and to surf the internet, but would these be subject to charges? We're struggling to find out this information and we don't want it to cause problems. Many thanks and we hope you can help to clarify this for us! Matt Carnell
Posted Wed, 07 Jul 2021 12:52:07 GMT by HMRC Admin 26

For information on the rules relating to what individuals are permitted to take into EU member States is a matter for the EU. We would therefore suggest you contact the customs authorities in the EU for guidance in this respect. 

You can also find information on the EU’s Europa website here:

Official website of the European Union

The following link to the Europa website outlines the value limits for certain items:

Alcohol, tobacco, cash and excise duties

Please note that within the above link, under section ‘Other Goods including perfume’, it states that the value limits are ‘per traveller’.

Thank you.

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