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HKG duty free

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  1. #1

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    HKG duty free

    hi there,
    would buying a bottle of brandy and 200 cigarettes at HKG duty free to bring into heathrow london be ok when i get to heathrow?.

    is that allowed?...

    thanks.


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    HM Revenue & Customs: Tax and duty on goods brought to the UK from outside the European Union

    Alcohol allowances

    You can bring in either, but not both, of the following:

    * 1 litre of spirits or strong liqueurs over 22 per cent volume
    * 2 litres of fortified wine (such as port or sherry), sparkling wine or any other alcoholic drink that's less than 22 per cent volume

    Or you can combine these allowances. For example, if you bring in one litre of fortified wine (half your full allowance) you can also bring in half a litre of spirits (half your full allowance). This would make up your full allowance. You can't go over your total alcohol allowance.

    In addition you may also bring back both of the following:

    * 16 litres of beer
    * 4 litres of still wine

    Tobacco allowances

    You can bring in one from the following list:

    * 200 cigarettes
    * 100 cigarillos
    * 50 cigars
    * 250g of tobacco

    Or you can combine these allowances. For example, if you bring in 100 cigarettes (half your full allowance) you can also bring in 25 cigars (half your full allowance). This would make up your full tobacco allowance. You can’t go over your total tobacco allowance.

    You cannot combine alcohol and tobacco allowances.
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    HKG duty free is a HUGE ripoff for most things. Much better to buy either in HK itself or at the destination.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PDLM:
    HKG duty free is a HUGE ripoff for most things. Much better to buy either in HK itself or at the destination.
    yes, it does look like it when your looking around, i think best are drink and cigarettes bit.