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Northern Ireland Duty Free
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The following may be imported into Northern Ireland without incurring customs duty by travelers aged 17 years and over arriving from non-European Union countries:

 50 cigars or 200 cigarettes or 225g of tobacco

 1 litre of alcoholic spirits stronger than 22 per cent or 2 litres of fortified or sparkling wine or other liqueurs.

 50g of perfume and 250ml of toilet water

 Gifts and souvenirs not surpassing a total value of £145 (pounds)

Goods obtained with duty and tax paid in the EU are unlimited.
Note: The Channel Islands are outside of the EU for the Duty-Free section.

Prohibited/Restricted items

Prohibited items include drugs, firearms and pornography.

The UK is one of the few areas of the world completely free of rabies and, until recently, all dogs and cats imported into the country had to spend 6 months in quarantine. To bring animals and birds into the UK, an import licence must be secured at least 6 months in advance. Some animals may qualify for the PET Travel Scheme (PETS) and can be brought into the UK without being put into quarantine. This is limited to certain travel carriers and animals. Severe penalties are imposed on persons who smuggle domestic animals into the country. An illegally imported animal is subject to be destroyed.

For further information about importing animals, contact the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Area 201, 1A Page Street, London SWIP 4PQ

(web site: www.defra.gov.uk/animalh/quarantine/index.htm); or the PETS helpline (telephone: (0870) 241 1710; fax: (020) 7904 6206; email: pets.helpline@defra.gsi.gov.uk) or the nearest British mission abroad.