The Anonymous Widower

Brexit: Duty-Free Makes A Come-Back For Travellers Returning From Britain

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on the Irish Times.

This is the first two paragraphs.

For the first time in more than 20 years people travelling to the State from British ports and airports will be able to load their luggage or their cars with tax-free tobacco, alcohol, perfumes and so-called luxury items once the new year bells chime in less than a week.

Duty-free between Ireland and Britain was abolished 21 years ago as it was not considered compatible with the emerging single market. However with the UK now leaving the EU and its single market from the start next year the old rules are set to revert.

As someone, who never buys anything in duty-free, I can’t say I’m bothered.

January 3, 2021 - Posted by | Food | , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. I can’t help musing on how all this will affect the Isle of Man.

    Comment by Fenline Scouser | January 3, 2021 | Reply

  2. Never been!

    Although, I was once flying my aircraft from Belfast City Airport to Ipswich and they suggested I drop in for some cheap fuel. They even threw in a cut-price landing fee!

    I got the impression, they’re entrepreneurial.

    Comment by AnonW | January 3, 2021 | Reply


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