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What Can I Send to Spain?

Sending a parcel to Spain has become stress free and simple thanks to the rise of shipping giants like DHL, UPS, and DPD. If you book your parcel to Spain with Worldwide Parcel Services, you can benefit from prices as low as £10.18, and have your parcel delivered in as little as 2 days!

However, if you are planning to send a parcel to Spain, 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 Spain.

Sending a Parcel to Spain

Sending a Parcel to Spain

As the fourth largest economy in the Eurozone, and it's close proximity to the UK, it's no surprise that interest in Spain has grown over the years. If you are looking to send a parcel to Spain, 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 Spain, 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 Spain

What Can I Send in a Parcel to Spain

Spain is a popular destination for ex-pats and holiday makers, and as a result, Spain is one of the most popular destinations in the EU for sending parcels!

Just like when you send a parcel in the UK, sending a parcel to Spain 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 Spain:

  • 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 effect 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 how Brexit and shipping to the EU here.

What Can I Not Send to Spain?

Wherever in the world you are looking to send a parcel, there will be limitations and restrictions as to what you are able to send. Spain and the wider European Union are no exception to this rule. To enable Spain to protect their residents and keep potential pests from other countries 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
  • Food containing saccharine
  • Ivory or ivory products
  • Plants
  • Pornographic material
  • Tobacco or tobacco products

Before Sending a Parcel to Spain

To conclude, many everyday items can be sent to Spain without problem, however, like every country, Spanish customs do take steps to stop anything potentially harmful at their borders. Before packaging any parcel, make sure that what you are planning to send to Spain is not prohibited by customs. You can read the Spanish customs guidance on prohibited goods here.

When you are ready to send your parcel to Spain, be sure to compare prices for renowned couriers with Worldwide Parcel Services! When you book with us, you can benefit from full international tracking all the way to the parcel's destination in Spain, whether you are sending your parcel to Benidorm, Madrid, Valencia or Seville. All of our parcel delivery services to Spain include £100 FREE cover as standard, and our great prices mean that you can send a parcel to Spain from as little as £10.18, and in just 1 to 6 days!

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