tanner - Answered a Question by Graham (28 Sep 08 06:49)

I'm still lost , So , if I'm going to spain and Italy on the med Adventurer next year which ports are non EU. I thought all that area was EU and we are going for 14 days. When we were walking through customs on the way back this year I'm sure the sign on the wall said that if you were coming from EU countries then you were un limited.Providing it was for your own use. Totally confused , camberley.

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Ingle - Answered a Question by Graham (20 Sep 08 12:57)

Lisbon and Vigo are within the EU so you can bring back virtually all you can carry. The Canary Islands are outside the EU so the old limits apply i.e 200 cigs, 1 litre spirits etc. See this link http://customs.hmrc.gov.uk/channelsPortalWebApp/channelsPortalWebApp.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=pageTravel_ShowContent&id=HMCE_PROD_010221&propertyType=document.

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tanner - replied to Ingle (21 Sep 08 07:31)

We just did a cruise of spain and Italy. We wre totally unsure where to get my cigs and how much we were allowed to bring back. we had 3 places to get them. In a shop in Gibralta , the duty free shop in port by where we docked or on the ship. We wondered if your allowance if bought on ship was different from duty free on land. The baccy was cheaper on the ship. $27 for 5 packs than on land at 19 euros.I think that works out cheaper , someone tell me if I'm wrong.

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Macro - replied to tanner (27 Sep 08 01:48)

If it says duty free you can ONLY bring back a limited amount i.e. 200 Cigs because its DUTY FREE. That means there is no tax to pay to any country. If however you buy in a member country of the European Union you buy in THEIR shops and pay their taxes so in effect it is duty paid and you can bring back to UK the allowances listed under www.customs.hmrc.gov.uk. Or listed by Blyth of Dundee.

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hackney - Answered a Question by Graham (20 Sep 08 13:08)

Ir you are refering to cigs then buy them in Vigo they are cheap and you are allowed 3200 per person. If you buy in the canaries you are only allowed 200cigs. Madiera you are allowed the same as spain but they are more expensive and dont have many well known brands. Dont buy more than 200 in the canaries as customs will charge you and dont buy at duty free shops as you are allowed only 200 cigs. As for booze I dont know the ammounts; but you allowed more in a EU country like Spain. If you drink wine it is expensive on P&O ships so oif you want a bottle in your cabin you can buy it at a little shop just 2mins away from the Cruise berth in Vigo. We usually wait until the last day of the cruise when they sell booze at a discount they will tell you your allowance.

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smith - replied to hackney (08 Oct 08 19:41)

Can you also get cigs at this shop? if not is there a shop that sell cigs close to the cruise berth. Thanks Debbie.

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BLYTH - Answered a Question by Graham (20 Sep 08 13:43)

Info for EEC countries including stops at Vigo and Lisbon Cigarettes 3200 Cigarillos 400 Cigars 200 Smoking Tobacco 3kg Beer 110 litres Spirits 10 litres Wine 90 litres Fortified Wine (ie: port of sherry) 20 litres Perfume 60cc/ml Toilet Water 250cc/ml Value of goods, gifts and souvenirs €300 if entering EU country by land or sea and €430 for air passengers. The Canaries are outwith the EEC option and normal allowances apply.

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Macro - Answered a Question by Graham (27 Sep 08 01:57)

If it says duty free you can ONLY bring back a limited amount i.e. 200 Cigs because its DUTY FREE. That means there is no tax to pay to any country. If however you buy in a member country of the European Union you buy in THEIR shops and pay their taxes so in effect it is duty paid and you can bring back to UK the allowances listed under www.customs.hmrc.gov.uk. Or listed by Blyth of Dundee. The Ships always display that they are Duty Free and the shops in ports also say the same. In order to keep their duty free status, cruise ships have to call at one non EU port every 7 days, hence going to the Canaries on this cruise. An itinery around the Greek Isles (EU) calls at Turkey or Dubrovnic (NON EU)for example. I have met many people who have bought in the shop on the pier in an EU country!! and been caught out because they didnt understand Duty Free - .

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jerram - Answered a Question by Graham (30 Jul 11 17:10)

Can you bring tobbaco and gigs back from vigo .

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