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    can i post alcohol abroad?

    There seems to be so much conflicting information on the web. I basically want to send a few ales to a friend in the EU for Christmas. Has anyone done this?

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    I'm pretty sure liquids can't be sent in the post. Can't guarantee it though.

    royalmail.com/per…eas


    With an alcohol content greater than 24% ABV including spirits such as gin, vodka and whisky.

    Alcoholic beverages with an alcohol content no greater than 24% ABV including beer, lager, wine and champagne, are allowed.

    Restricted, but not banned by the Royal Mail

    royalmail.com/per…eas

    It is worth noting however, (from the link provided)

    Personal customers posting items overseas should note that other postal … Personal customers posting items overseas should note that other postal administrations may have different restrictions. We cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage to items if the articles inside are restricted in the country you’re posting them to.


    Edited by: "RossD89" 10th Dec 2014

    Normal beer is fine

    Original Poster

    Thanks guys hopefully there won't be any problems

    Eden0032

    I'm pretty sure liquids can't be sent in the post. Can't guarantee it … I'm pretty sure liquids can't be sent in the post. Can't guarantee it though.

    Quick! You should tell all the online fragrance companies!

    You could use another courier and would probably be cheaper and safer than royal mail if the weight is over 2kg
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