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UK Customs

Departing From The Airport

UK Customs

If you have goods to declare in excess of the allowance and commercial goods, please go to the red Customs point.

If you have nothing to declare:

  • If your journey started in a European Union country (your hold baggage will have a green-edged tag), use the blue exit.
  • If your journey began outside the EU (your baggage will have a white tag), use the green channel
  • If your journey began outside the EU but you transferred through an EU country before arriving at this airport, use the green channel.

Connecting passengers

If you're transferring between two international flights, you may be able to have your baggage tagged through to your final destination. You will still need to declare any items in your hand baggage which are liable for duty.

If you are connecting from an international flight to a UK flight you must clear Customs and immigration.

Channel Islands arrivals

Although you are not subject to passport control, you will need to pass through HM Customs after collecting your baggage.

Ireland arrivals

You should go through the blue customs channel, unless you have something to declare to HM Customs.

Travel advice

For your safety and to avoid delays to your journey, please note the following advice.

  • Never carry anything into the UK for somebody else.
  • Never bring goods which are prohibited into the UK. If in doubt, ask at the Customs enquiry point.
  • If you are unsure about your duty/tax free entitlement, go to the Customs enquiry point.

Customs allowances

To find out exactly what you can take through Customs (for the UK or any other country), visit our Duty Free Allowances page.

For further information visit the HM Revenue & Customs website or call 0845 010 9000.