UK Travel Guide

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Customs in the United Kingdom is strict in some places and fairly lax in others. If you are getting into the United Kingdom via one of the channel crossing points either by ferry or Euro Star you might not even see a customs officer, however be warned that they have probably seen you. As long as you are not bringing drugs or weapons into the country, Customs should be of very little concern to you. Officers are unlikely to open wrapped gifts, so don’t be nervous. As long as the gifts pass an x-ray inspection you will be fine. Luggage is not normally checked on either side of the Channel Tunnel, however Customs do perform spot checks occasionally and they will check passports on all coaches, so make sure you bring your passport with you.