Duty Free Shop airport | DUB | Dublin Terminal 2



DUB | Dublin Terminal 2

Ireland Airports - International Departures to the USA and other Countries: Most flights from Irish airports to the United States of America use the USCBP Customs and Border preclearance system. After boarding, this means that your flight is a 'domestic' journey and so you will not clear Customs or Border Control on arrival in The USA. The consequence of this system is that duty free sales from Ireland to America are not permitted, goods such as liquors and tobaccos will be restricted.

Other flights from Ireland, departing to international (non-EU) destinations such as Dubai or Qatar are not affected by these regulations and the full duty-free sale will be permitted. The airport retailer can provide more specific details for your journey.

Ireland - European Union Arrivals and Departures duty free airport shopping: This is an EU Member State, Duty Free and Tax-Free sales are not permitted for intra-EU travellers, nor can you usually buy Duty Free goods on arrival at an EU airport when arriving from outside The EU. Airports in the EU have 'Travel Shops' where the goods are competitively priced for the passenger, these sales are often called 'Travel Value Shopping'. Some EU airports now have arrival shops where you can buy goods in the baggage claim area, more are opening all the time.

But, the stores located in this airport baggage area for arriving passengers, regardless of where you arrive from, are all tax and duty paid shopping conditions.

Whereas, outbound passengers flying to a non-EU destination, can buy their duty free and tax-free goods from shops in the departure lounge. These goods must be exported to a non EU Country.

Some domestic retailers advertise goods as duty free or tax-free, but normally means that the prices are special promotional or discounted offers. The only tax free goods available in domestic shops throughout the EU, are those offered under the VAT/IVA Tax Refund scheme.

Some airlines operating on routes within the European Community maintain a carry-on baggage limit and this could restrict your shopping in the airport. If you buy your goods on arrival at the airport and then pack them in your checked baggage for your return journey, this potential problem is resolved. The same applies for the transit of liquids, known as LAGS.

If you are arriving from outside The European Union into an airport located in an EU Member State and then connecting on a flight to another EU destination, you will not be able to buy duty free goods, such as liquors and tobaccos, at duty-free prices.

What can you buy at the airport for this journey? Other goods, like perfumes, cosmetics and gifts are available at competitive 'tax-free' equivalent prices. Any available alcohol and tobacco sales, for EU-transfer passengers, are tax and duty-paid goods.

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.

We will publish the details for this airport as soon as they are available and where relevant to this airport, publish the airline in-flight price list, enabling you to make a comparison of the available products and prices.

If no local sites are available, we will provide links to a site where you can best check prices.