How long does parcel delivery from Germany to the UK take?
Due to excellent postal links, parcels can be sent from Germany to the UK quickly and easily. Most shipping companies can deliver from Germany to the UK in around 1 to 2 days, with delivery unlikely to take longer than 5 days with any service.
Do I need to deal with customs when sending from Germany to the UK?
When shipping a parcel from Germany to the UK, you will need to complete a customs declaration.
How should I address my parcel from Germany to the UK?
When you send your parcel from Germany to the UK, you need to follow the standard UK address format. Parcels should be addressed to the UK as follows:
Name of recipient
Company name (if applicable)
Building name (if applicable)
Number and name of street (in this order)
Name of locality (if needed for differentiation)
Name of town or city (preferably in all capital letters)
Postcode (preferably in all capital letters)
It is advisable to include a return address on the rear of the parcel if necessary and, if you are writing the address by hand, to ensure all lines are written in capital letters for clarity.
What are the import restrictions when shipping from Germany to the UK?
Since the UK left the European Union, there are now specific import restrictions when importing goods from Germany to the UK. Some of the key import restrictions that may apply to your parcels include custom declarations, tariffs, and VAT.
What items are prohibited from shipping to the UK?
The UK has prohibited several items from being imported. Many of these items are in line with the list of prohibited items maintained by the EU. Some of the items not allowed for import are:
- Endangered plants and animals
- Food or plants that are diseased or were grown outside the EU.
Remember to check what you are planning to ship to the UK will definitely be allowed into the country before you send. The UK government’s page on banned items may be useful for this.
You should also be aware of ParcelBroker’s prohibited items, to ensure that you’re not sending any materials that aren’t permitted by our shipping policy.
Remote Location Fees
Is your parcel’s destination in a remote location in Germany? You may need to pay an additional charge to help get your parcel there safely. Find more information, here.