Duty Free Allowances

These allowances are just a guide to what local customs authorities will allow into each country, free of duty. While we have made every effort to ensure accuracy, amounts quoted could be subject to change without prior notice. We advise that you check with the local customs authorities for the most up to date information. 

Tax-free allowances
  Antigua Barbados China Cuba Dubai Grenada
Cigarettes & Tobacco 200 cigarettes, or
50 cigars, or
250g rolling tobacco
No tobacco
400 cigarettes, or
100 cigars, or
500g of tobacco
400 cigarettes, or
100 cigars, or
500g of tobacco
400 cigarettes, or
100 cigars, or
500g of tobacco
200 cigarettes, or
50 cigars, or
250g rolling tobacco
Fragrance  & Gifts  170ml of perfume 170ml of perfume Personal articles up to
a value of 5,000 Yen
for Chinese residents.
2,000 Yen for
Gifts up to a value of
Goods to the value
of AED3,000
300ml of perfume.
All other goods limited
to EC$300
Alcohol 1 litre of wine
or spirits
1 litre of wine
or spirits
1.5 litres of alcoholic
beverages with 12%
or more alcoholic
2.5 litres of alcoholic
4 litres of alcohol, or
48 cans of beer (each
not exceeding 355ml)
 1 litre of wine
or spirits
  Hong Kong India Jamaica Mexico Nigeria St Lucia
Cigarettes & Tobacco 19 cigarettes, or
1 cigar, or
25g rolling tobacco
100 cigarettes, or
25 cigars, and 125g
for tobacco
200 cigarettes, or
50 cigars, or
230g rolling
200 cigarettes, or
25 cigars, or
200g of pipe tobacco
200 cigarettes, or
50 cigars, or
200g rolling tobacco
200 cigarettes, or
225g of rolling
tobacco, or
50 cigars
Fragrance  & Gifts  Reasonable
quantity of items
for personal use
Goods for personal
use (one laptop
allowed per traveller).
Gifts and souvenirs
to the value of
170ml of perfume, or
340ml of eau de
$500 for Jamaicans
and residents
Other goods to the
value of US $500
(if arriving by air
284ml perfume.
Gifts to the value
of NGN50,000
(excluding jewellery,
equipment, electronics
and luxury goods)
Gifts or souvenirs not
exceeding a value of
US$250. This does
not include alcohol,
tobacco products or
commercial goods
Alcohol 1 litre of alcoholic liquor
above 30%
2 litres of spirits
or wine
1 litre 3 litres of spirits
and 6 litres wine
1 litre spirits
and 1 litre wine
1.2 litres of wine
or spirits
South Africa Tobago UK US    
Cigarettes & Tobacco 200 cigarettes, or
20 cigars or
250g rolling tobac
200 cigarettes, or
50 cigars, or
250g rolling tobacco
200 cigarettes, or
100 cigarillos, or
50 cigars, or
250g tobacco,
or a combi
200 cigarettes, or
100 cigars
Fragrance  & Gifts 250ml eau de toilette
plus 50ml perfume.
Other goods to the
value of ZAR5000
Additional goods up
to R12,000 are charged
20% duty
Goods up to the
value of TT$3,000
Goods including
souvenirs up to £390
Gifts or articles up to
the value of $800
once within 30 days,
and $200 if multiple
visits within 30 days
Alcohol 1 litre spirits and
2 litres of wine
1.5 litres
(opened bottles)
4 litres of wine
1 litre of alcohol above
22%, or 2 litres of
fortified/sparkling wine/
liqueurs/16 litres of
beer or a
combination of these
1 litre if over 21 yrs old
and if for personal use
or a gift

The small print

Please note: All information is correct at time of going to press. The publisher accepts no responsibility for errors and omissions. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee prices or descriptions, and we reserve the right to make alterations without prior notice. Products are not shown to scale. We apologise if, due to space restrictions, your first choice of product is not available. If you have a connecting flight and are looking to purchase liquids, aerosols and/or gels over 100ml, please inform the crew prior to any transaction. The warranty on any item purchased does not cover/include batteries. All pre-ordered goods are for collection onboard. Please give at least four working days’ notice before you are dueto travel with us (NB: seven days for all Manchester and Glasgow flights). All offers end 7 January 2016 and are subject to availability.

CUSTO MER RETURNS POLICY Our wide range of international brand name products ensures superior standards. We are therefore able to offer competitive prices, highest quality and guaranteed satisfaction. Should you not be satisfied with your purchase due to it not fulfilling the description in the magazine, kindly return it to our Duty Free Supplier within 28 days of purchase and we will gladly refund you the purchase price. Goods must be returned unused and in the same condition as purchased. Earrings for pierced ears and in-ear headphones are excluded for hygiene reasons. All goods carry a 12 month international guarantee from date of purchase, which covers faulty goods (but not accidental damage after purchase). Any goods fitting this criteria will either be repaired or replaced by the Duty Free Supplier. All goods must be returned in their original packaging to the UK-based Duty Free Supplier. Please return all unused or faulty goods by registered post to:

DFASS UK LT D, c/o Gate Gourmet, Perimeter Road South, Gatwick Airport, United Kingdom RH6 0PE, enclosing your full name, address, email address and phone number together with written details of complaint and a copy of proof of purchase.
NON/PARTIAL DELIVERY OF GOODS If all or part of your pre-order is not delivered to you during your flight, please email: retailtherapy@dfassgroup.com or phone: +44 (0)344 579 0055 during UK business hours Mon-Fri, stating your flight details, pre-order reference number and details of the missing goods. We will gladly issue a refund of items not delivered onboard. Due to customs restrictions we regret no goods can be sent to customers from Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd or the Duty Free Supplier once the
flight has landed.

AIRPORT PRICE-MAT CH GUARANTEE In order to make a claim under the Retail Therapy Price Match Guarantee, you must have purchased a product from this Retail Therapy brochure and provide proof of an identical product being sold at a lower price at a UK airport* within 30 days. Tuck Shop items are excluded from the guarantee. Please send your claim to retailtherapy@dfassgroup.com along with your contact details and a copy of the receipt from your onboard purchase and we will contact you to
reimburse the difference.

SHOW ME THE MONEY We accept the following cards: American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Diner’s Club, JCB. Cards accepted for orders up to £550 with an alternative card to be accepted for an additional £500 for pre-order. Passports are required for all purchases. We do not accept Solo, Electron, personal cheques and pre-paid currency cards. We accept Travellers Cheques which are to be payable to DFASS UK LTD. Cash is accepted on all routes. Lagos flights are cash only — no cards are accepted.

Please note: We may pass your address details to a third party company for them to contact you if there are any problems with processing your credit card transaction.