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Duty Free and Shopping Allowance

Information about your duty free and shopping bag allowance when travelling through the airport

Duty Free

Shopping bag allowance

All airlines flying from East Midlands Airport allow you to take one bag of airport shopping on board along with your hand luggage. There’s now no reason not to take advantage of our online airport exclusives from your favourite brands or stock up on those last minute holiday essentials. Spotted something you can’t resist? Our Shop Now Collect on Return service means you can buy before you fly without having to struggle with the extra bags. Simply collect your shopping on your return journey, absolutely free.

Duty free allowance

Cigarettes 200
Cigarillos 100
Cigars 50
Smoking tobacco 250g
Wine, spirits and other liqueurs 1 litre of spirits or strong liqueurs over 22% volume. 2 litres of fortified wine (such as port or sherry), sparkling wine or any other alcoholic drink that's less than 22% volume. 4 litres of wine (not sparkling)
All other goods (perfume, gifts) £390

Meat and plants

There are strict controls on the import of meat food and plants and the guidelines should be adhered to. If you bring items that are not allowed or exceed the allowances there are penalties. To check allowances please visit