Baggage checks

You must co-operate if you’re stopped and asked about your baggage.

If you break the rules for bringing goods into the UK your goods and any vehicle you use to transport them may be seized by customs.

If your baggage is checked

Your baggage is usually checked in front of you.

Customs officers keep a record of:

  • all baggage they open and check
  • any damage to your baggage or belongings during a check

If your things are damaged

You may be offered compensation if your baggage or belongings are damaged during a customs check.

Making a complaint

You can: