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Duty Free Shopping Allowance

One of the best perks of traveling via Liverpool Airport has got to be shopping at World Duty Free.

From duty free tobacco to duty free branded perfume and cosmetics, there are plenty of great offers to take full advantage of while traveling through the airport!

To shop and reserve products for you to collect when traveling through Liverpool John Lennon Airport, feel free to browse the World Duty Free Liverpool Airport website.

Contrary to popular belief, every passenger at Liverpool Airport has the right to purchase items from duty free shops and can carry a duty-free bag onto their flight, as well as the permitted hand-luggage allowed by your airline of choice. You can also take one standard-sized airport shopping bag with you onto a flight from Liverpool Airport. This means that you can take full advantage of our duty free perfume, spirits, cosmetics and other high end products ideal as gifts and presents for loved ones.

In relation to alcohol, there are no limits on your duty free allowance if bought for personal use when traveling within the EU, as long as you’re of legal age and follow airline rules, but purchasing large quantities may mean paying additional tax. It’s also important to note that if you are getting a connecting flight you may need to go through security at the connecting airport, which could result in you having to dispose of the alcohol that you’ve bought, so please bear this in mind when shopping.

Liverpool Airport Duty Free Shops

Are there any restrictions or limits to shopping at World Duty Free at Liverpool Airport?

If you’re flying home from Liverpool Airport to a non-EU country, you should be aware of the maximum duty free allowances:

Smoking Duty Free Limit

200 cigarettes

50 cigars

100 cigarillos

250g tobacco

You are limited to only bringing one of the four listed above or you can combine your maximum limit amount. Eg. 100 cigarettes and 50 cigarillos.

Alcohol Duty Free Limit

You can also only bring one of the four items below or combine them:

16 litres of beer

4 litres of wine

1 litre of spirits

2 litres of fortified wine

If you do happen to exceed the non-EU duty free limit, you may be asked to pay tax on the additional items. If you exceed the limit by a considerable amount, you risk being arrested.

Boarding Pass & Duty Free

World Duty Free requires all passengers to show their boarding pass when purchasing products by regulation, so please have your boarding pass to hand when shopping. According to HMRC, duty-free shops can sell goods where the excise, customs duty or VAT has been suspended, usually alcohol, fragrances and tobacco. Sales in duty-free shops are tightly controlled and HMRC requires these outlets to know where the passengers are travelling to before completing a sale.

Airport Shopping Liverpool

We have a huge selection of international luxury fragrance, cosmetics and retail brands as part of our exciting duty free shops, such as Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Dior, Pandora, Swarovski, DKNY, Ted Baker and Guess.

We also have an incredible Shop & Collect service at Liverpool Airport’s Word Duty Free, allowing you to shop in advance online and arrange for your shopping to be ready to collect on your way home; and, what’s more, this service is offered completely free of charge. Reservations can also be made, where available, from 4 weeks prior to your flight, right up until 24 hours before. For more information about our Shop & Collect duty free service, please ask in store about eligibility and visit World Duty Free’s website.

World Duty Free FAQS

Below are a few of the most commonly asked questions regarding duty free at Liverpool John Lennon Airport. If you would like more information about shopping at World Duty Free in Liverpool Airport, please contact [email protected] or call 0151 907 1008.

Q: Where is Duty Free Located?

World Duty Free is located in Liverpool Airport’s departure lounge on the upper retail level and is part of the passenger route from security through to the boarding gates. There is also a smaller store located on the lower level of the airport.

Q: What are the opening hours of World Duty Free in Liverpool Airport?

World Duty Free is open from 4:30am to 9:30pm.

Q: What payment is accepted at World Duty Free in Liverpool Airport?

A: Card payment by Visa, Mastercard, American Express & all major UK debit cards are accepted at World Duty Free in Liverpool Airport, as well as cash in pounds sterling and selected foreign currency.

Q: How much can I save by shopping at World Duty Free?

Savings will vary depending on brand and product but everyone can save money by shopping at World Duty Free on products that would otherwise have duty to pay.


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