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Brexit Information


Are there any restrictions on what items I can bring with me to the EU?

Yes the restrictions below apply.

 

Taking food and drink into EU countries

You can no longer take products of animal origin, such as any food or drink contain meat or dairy, or plants and plant products into the EU in your luggage, vehicle, or person. There are certain exemptions to this rule for quantities of powdered infant milk, infant food, confectionary, specialised foods and pet feed. If your item is not exempt, please consume or dispose of these items before reaching the EU border, otherwise you may be fined or prosecuted by the EU. Check the rules about taking food and drink into the EU on the European Commission website and view the Exports Fact Sheet for Personal imports from Britain to the EU (pdf).

 

Taking plants and plant products into EU countries

You will need a certificate to take certain plants and plant products into EU countries from 1 January 2021. Check the rules about taking food and drink into the EU on the European Commission website. 

Taking food and drink into EU countries

You can no longer take products of animal origin, such as any food or drink contain meat or dairy, or plants and plant products into the EU in your luggage, vehicle, or person. There are certain exemptions to this rule for quantities of powdered infant milk, infant food, confectionary, specialised foods and pet feed. If your item is not exempt, please consume or dispose of these items before reaching the EU border, otherwise you may be fined or prosecuted by the EU. Check the rules about taking food and drink into the EU on the European Commission website. 

 

 

 

View full details on UK government advice when travelling to the EU after 1 January 2021