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Duty Free Shopping Allowance

One of the best perks of traveling via Liverpool Airport has got to be shopping at World Duty Free.

From duty free tobacco to duty free branded perfume and cosmetics, there are plenty of great offers to take full advantage of while traveling through the airport!

To shop and reserve products for you to collect when traveling through Liverpool John Lennon Airport, feel free to browse the World Duty Free Liverpool Airport website.

Contrary to popular belief, every passenger at Liverpool Airport has the right to purchase items from duty free shops and can carry a duty-free bag onto their flight, as well as the permitted hand-luggage allowed by your airline of choice. You can also take one standard-sized airport shopping bag with you onto a flight from Liverpool Airport. This means that you can take full advantage of our duty free perfume, spirits, cosmetics and other high end products ideal as gifts and presents for loved ones.

Please note that if you are getting a connecting flight you may need to go through security at the connecting airport, please make a member of staff at World Duty Free aware of this information.

Liverpool Airport Duty Free Shops

Are there any restrictions or limits to shopping at World Duty Free at Liverpool Airport?

Entering the EU:

These allowances apply for journeys LEAVING the UK and entering the EU

Spirits, Wine & Beer

1 litre Spirits or 2 litres fortifies wine


4 litres still wine


16 litres of beer 


200 cigarettes OR 100 cigarillos OR 50 cigars OR 250g tobacco


Entering the UK:

These allowances apply on journeys if you are ARIVING into the UK.

Spirits, Wine & Beer

4 litres Spirits OR 9 litres fortified wine


18 litres still wine


42 litres of beer 


200 cigarettes OR 100 cigarillos OR 50 cigars OR 250g tobacco OR 200 sticks of tobacco for heating OR any proportional combination.

If you do happen to exceed the duty free limit, you may be asked to pay tax on the additional items. If you exceed the limit by a considerable amount, you risk being arrested.

Boarding Pass & Duty Free

World Duty Free requires all passengers to show their boarding pass when purchasing products by regulation, so please have your boarding pass to hand when shopping. According to HMRC, duty-free shops can sell goods where the excise, customs duty or VAT has been suspended, usually alcohol, fragrances and tobacco. Sales in duty-free shops are tightly controlled and HMRC requires these outlets to know where the passengers are travelling to before completing a sale.

Airport Shopping Liverpool

We have a huge selection of international luxury fragrance, cosmetics and retail brands as part of our exciting duty free shops, such as Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Dior, Bobbi Brown, Jo Malone London, Clarins, Mac & Ray-Ban to name a few.

We also have an incredible Shop & Collect service at Liverpool Airport’s Word Duty Free, allowing you to shop in advance online and arrange for your shopping to be ready to collect as you travel through the terminal; and, what’s more, this service is offered completely free of charge with an amazing 10% discount. Reservations can also be made, where available, from 4 weeks prior to your flight, right up until 24 hours before. For more information about our Shop & Collect duty free service, please ask in store about eligibility and visit World Duty Free’s website.

World Duty Free FAQS

Below are a few of the most commonly asked questions regarding duty free at Liverpool John Lennon Airport. If you would like more information about shopping at World Duty Free in Liverpool Airport, please contact [email protected] 

Q: Where is Duty Free Located?

World Duty Free is located in Liverpool Airport’s departure lounge on the upper retail level and is part of the passenger route from security through to the boarding gates. 

Q: What are the opening hours of World Duty Free in Liverpool Airport?

World Duty Free is open from 2 hours prior to the first flight of the day and closes 40 minutes before the last flight departs.

Q: What payment is accepted at World Duty Free in Liverpool Airport?

A: Card payment by Visa, Mastercard, American Express & all major UK debit cards are accepted at World Duty Free in Liverpool Airport, as well as cash in pounds sterling and selected foreign currency.

Q: How much can I save by shopping at World Duty Free?

Savings will vary depending on brand and product but everyone can save money by shopping at World Duty Free on products that would otherwise have duty to pay. For further saving download the Red by DUFRY App for a starter discount of 5% off and extra discounts for the more points you earn.

For further information visit RED BY DUFRY | Red By Dufry

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