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What can I send to Austria?

Sending a parcel to Austria has become easier and less stressful thanks to the rise of shipping giants like DHL, UPS, and DPD. If you book your parcel to Austria with Worldwide Parcel Services, you can benefit from prices as low as £18.95 and have your parcel delivered in as little as 1 days.

However, if you are planning to send a parcel to Austria, the added distance means that there are additional rules that must be taken into consideration. Read on to find out what you can and can’t send to Austria.

Sending a Parcel to Austria

Sending a Parcel to Austria

Movement of people and goods between the UK and Austria means the amount of parcels moving between the two is always increasing. If you are looking to send a parcel to Austria, it is crucial that you take the time to ensure that your goods can be sent, and that you take adequate precautions to keep your items safe and prevent them from getting held up at the border.

Brexit has made changes to how parcels are sent from the UK to EU countries. Read our guide to Brexit Basics here.

Before sending your parcel to Austria, you should:

  • Be aware that the recipient may be asked to pay VAT
  • Some items have a restricted amount that can be sent, make sure you do your research to stop your goods being stopped at customs
  • Take care completing customs documentation to ensure it is accurate
  • Pack your parcel well using strong boxes and bubble wrap to keep your items safe during their journey
What Can I Send in a Parcel to Austria

What Can I Send in a Parcel to Austria

Austria is surrounded by beautiful landscapes and an abundance of great cities, and so it is no surprise that it is a popular destination for tourists, expats and businesses alike.

Just like when you send a parcel in the UK, sending a parcel to Austria can be done with ease, and you can send many everyday items without issue.

See below a list of items that you CAN send to Austria:

  • Artwork including collectibles
  • Computers, laptops, tablets and monitors
  • Designer clothing, apparel or accessories
  • Furniture
  • Mail and personal pictures
  • Music instruments
  • Printed materials, such as leaflets, posters, packaging etc
Sending Parcels to the EU & Brexit

Sending Parcels to the EU & Brexit

Following Brexit, some changes have come in that will affect you when sending a parcel from the UK to Spain.

A free trade deal has been agreed by the government and the EU, which means that no duties should be applied to your shipment, however, your recipient may be asked to pay VAT at their local rate on the value of your goods and the carriage charge.

All shipments to the EU will now also require a commercial or pro-forma invoice. When you book online with Worldwide Parcel Services, we will automatically generate this for you and send it to your courier. If you are sending as a business, you will be required to enter your EORI number when booking.

You can find out more about Brexit and shipping to the EU here.

What Can I Not Send to Austria?

Wherever in the world you are looking to send a parcel, there will always be limitations around what you can send. Austria and the European Union are no exception to this rule. To enable Austria and the EU to protect their residents and keep pests or dangerous goods out of their borders, there are some items that cannot be sent.

Example items that you cannot send to Spain include:

  • Firearms or ammunition
  • Explosive or radioactive materials
  • Currency
  • Metals, stones or jewellery
  • Playing cards
  • Live plants and animals
  • Human remains
  • Ivory or ivory products
  • Plants
  • Pornographic material
  • Tobacco or tobacco products

Before sending a parcel to Austria

To conclude, there are many everyday items that can be sent to Austria and the EU without problem. However, like every country, Austrian customs do take steps to stop anything potentially dangerous from entering their borders. Before packaging any parcel, make sure that what you are planning to send is not prohibited by customs. You can read the Austrian customs guidance here.

When you are ready to send your parcel to Austria, be sure to compare prices for renowned couriers with Worldwide Parcel Services! When you book with us, you can benefit from international tracking all the way to the parcel’s destination in Austria, whether you are sending a parcel to Vienna, Graz, Linz, or Slazburg. All of our parcel delivery services to Austria include £100 FREE cover as standard, and our great prices mean that you can send a parcel to Austria from as little as £18.95, and have it arrive in 1 to 5 days!

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