Shipping Luggage Internationally: What Restrictions Apply?
Shipping luggage internationally is the simplest way of bringing the things you need with you if you’re taking a trip overseas. Complete our AiroLuggage booking form and your luggage will be collected from your house and delivered straight to your destination.
This is what we do, and we like to think AiroLuggage is the best luggage shipping service out there doing it.
If the idea of luggage shipping is new to you, then check out our guide on how to use luggage shipping services. Here’s a quick overview on how using AiroLuggage’s door-to-door delivery service can enhance your trip.
What’s so Great About Luggage Shipping?
Suddenly travelling luggage-free means travelling to, from and through airports suddenly becomes a doddle. When you ship your luggage, you skip the surprise check-in charges. You also skip the chances of a baggage-handler losing your suitcase. Naturally, your bags can’t go missing if they’re already there at your AirBnB waiting for you to arrive.
Of course, sometimes a trip requires more than just summer dresses and swimming shorts. Shipping luggage internationally will open up new options for you, since it means you’re no longer limited to what you can physically carry. The costs of bringing your own skis, golf clubs and bicycles on holiday with you may end up cheaper than the costs of renting these items there. You can really turbo-charge your holiday plans if you combine our service with your creativity in this way.
Can I Use AiroLuggage to Ship Luggage Internationally?
Yes, absolutely. We deliver everywhere from Hong Kong to Honolulu. AiroLuggage works closely with both multinational and regional courier companies to get your suitcases wherever you need them to be.
Shipping Between the United Kingdom and the European Union
Shipping luggage to and from the EU is currently a seamless process. Your luggage will not be subjected to customs checks and they will not be subject to any additional taxes. This allows us to ship your suitcases to EU countries quickly and at very affordable rates.
There are items that you simply must not pack, and these restrictions would also apply even when shipped within the UK. Such items include – but are not limited to:
- Food and liquids of any kind.
We cannot accept luggage that contains aerosols or lithium batteries under any circumstances. These items are classified as dangerous items due to their potential risk of explosion.
Shipping to Non-EU Countries
Your bags will be subject to customs charges when shipped to a country outside the EU. We factor any and all additional costs into the quote we give you at the start of the process. We will never ask you to make any further payments.
Your luggage could also be prone to customs checks. These can vary in severity depending on the country that you are travelling to. Our team have vast experience in shipping luggage all over the world. You’re welcome to have a chat with us if you would like to find out the exact restrictions applied by your target country.
Generally, we advise to avoid sending the following items to non-EU countries:
- Food and drink
- Perfume or other liquids
- Politically-sensitive material
- Drugs and medicines