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Duty Free Shop airport | LIS | Lisbon Portela Airport
LIS | Lisbon Portela Airport
Duty Free shopping on arrival is not available at Lisbon airport, a major hub for passengers coming from Brazil. TAP Portugal is the major airline who operate these routes, they sell inflight duty free on board. Portela airport does have some arrivals stores where you can buy goods in the baggage claim area, but these shops are all tax and duty paid shopping conditions, because for EU Member States, Duty Free and Tax-Free sales are not permitted for arriving or intra-EU country travellers.
This airport permits for outbound returning passengers, the purchase and subsequent collection of 'duty free' goods in the arrivals baggage hall. The service, known as 'shop n collect', gives the traveller more flexibility as it avoids carrying the goods whilst travelling. It also avoids the need to carry liquids inflight and thus avoid potential security problems. International passengers arriving at this airport will still have the facility to buy at the duty free arrivals stores (if permitted), even though 'shop n collect' may not yet available for online pre-order purchases. For travel within the EU, the sale of liquors and tobaccos may be restricted.
European Union member states also operate a tax-free shopping scheme where visitors to these countries can obtain a sales tax refund on the goods they purchase during their visit. Foreign visitors who are not resident of The EU and are returning to a non EU country have the facility to use the Tax-Rebate retail scheme where the local EU sales tax, otherwise known as VAT/TVA, is refunded to you when you depart from Europe.
Some airline and airport retailers are yet to publish their online duty free prices and catalogues, others have now started incorporating online pre-order facilities.