5. Declaring goods to customs
You must tell customs (known as ‘declaring’) on arrival in the UK if you have goods:
Use the red channel at customs if you have something to declare.
If there’s no red channel, use the red-point phone to declare goods to customs.
You and your baggage can be checked for anything that must be declared.
You may be asked to:
- pay tax or duty
- give up banned goods
- produce documents for restricted goods, eg licences and permits
If you don’t do what you’re asked, your goods and any vehicle you use to transport them may be seized.