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Customs Advice

The importation of certain products into a country is restricted in order to protect the economy and safety of its citizens. The restrictions may be imposed by Customs or by any other agency which has regulatory authority.

We provide a shipping service only and Customs at the parcel's destination will determine whether any charges are payable on your package. All duties, taxes and/or quarantine fees applied are at the discretion of local customs or governmental organisations and are out of our control.

If the addressee refuses to pay duties/taxes, the parcel may be held, returned (if allowed by Customs) or destroyed, and additional costs may be incurred. As per Terms and Conditions, those charges will be billed to the sender.

Please note, no shipping costs are recoverable for parcels held or destroyed, even if shipping protection cover has been purchased.

Majority of parcels can be delivered door to door, once it has cleared customs at destination. However, some countries have a door to airport service only. In those countries, the recipients may have to present themselves to either Customs or the local courier's office to take possession of their consignment.

We advise you to verify independently, all Customs, Governmental and Quarantine regulations. These rules can and do frequently change without prior notice or recourse.

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Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI)

It is now a requirement that all exporters sending freight outside of the E.U must have an EORI number if they are VAT registered.

If you have any queries regarding the EORI application process then please visit the HMRC website.

Documents Needed

After you have paid for a shipping service to Portugal, you will be redirected to a page where you can download and print out the relevant shipping labels, i.e

AWB (Courier Air Waybills - barcode) - Proforma or Commercial invoice - Address label.

The above documents are standard for any international shipment.

Please note, if additional documentation is required for the import of any particular item, it is the customer's responsibility to provide them at destination.


Goods travelling by 'Cargo' are subject to different restrictions to those travelling as carry-on luggage.

A shipment to Portugal is deemed unacceptable if: it is classified as hazardous material, dangerous goods, prohibited or restricted articles by IATA (International Air Transport Association), ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) or other relevant organisation. Many items which appear harmless in everyday use can pose danger on air transport and are consequently forbidden for transport.

The following page displays a sampling of common prohibited and restricted goods.


Packing Advice

Your parcel must be boxed and well packaged. This will reduce the risk of damage to any item during transit or any associated automated distribution process.

Please be aware the item is not taken by hand from collection to destination and will visit many sorted facilities on its journey. For that reason, you need to protect the items to ensure they make it from A to B safely.

The following packaging guidelines are recommendations to assist you in packaging your shipment:


Shipment Protection

When you book a shipping service to Portugal, you will be able to choose an appropriate level of cover for your shipment. We offer enhanced parcel protection for up to £2000 for a small additional fee.

If you do not purchase enhanced Shipment Protection, your shipment will be only covered to a maximum value of £50 as per the limited liability set out in our Terms & Conditions and subject to your parcel passing minimum packaging requirements.

Please note that the declared value for customs purposes is not related to the declared value selected for Shipment Protection. We encourage all customers to purchase shipment protection cover for loss or damage.

National Holidays

  • 01/01/2024 - New year's day
  • 25/04/2024 - Liberty day
  • 01/05/2024 - Labor day
  • 10/06/2024 - National day
  • 13/06/2024 - St. anthony's day
  • 24/06/2024 - St. john's day
  • 15/08/2024 - Assumption day
  • 05/10/2024 - Republic day
  • 01/11/2024 - All saints` day
  • 01/12/2024 - Youth day
  • 08/12/2024 - Immaculate conception
  • 25/12/2024 - Christmas day


We have a detailed and comprehensive Help Section here. If you cannot find the answer or advice you are looking for there, please use our enquiry form

Example prices for Portugal Parcel Delivery

Kg: 1 5 10 15 20 40

Courier Kg Service Type Transit Time Price
Express Services:Toggle
1kg Euro Express 1-4 business days *
£ 69.70
Economy Services:Toggle
1kg Euro Saver 4-6 business days *
£ 55.30
When you need to save money on your parcel delivery to Portugal

If you’ve got a parcel that needs shipping to Portugal, and you don’t want the cost of doing so to break the bank, then RapidParcel.com, the UK’s premier courier comparison and booking website, will enable you to find the perfect combination of excellent service and value for money. No matter what it is you’re shipping to Portugal, you’ll want to make sure it’s in the safest possible hands. So do we, and that’s why we only work with the very best carriers out there. You’ll be reassured when you see the courier partners we work with, couriers that are leaders in our industry – household names that you’ll recognise and know you can rely on. We’ve been working with them for many years and we are proud to feature them here on RapidParcel.com. Having hand-picked our partners, we can assure you that your package delivery to Portugal will be delivered safely when and where it is required, which means that RapidParcel.com is the best place to book your deliveries to Portugal, across Europe or anywhere in the world.

Excellent discounts on all delivery rates

When you’re shipping to Portugal, whether it’s a one-off special occasion or the first of many business packages, you’ll be keen to get the best possible deal. In the past this would have meant going from courier to courier, trawling through websites, checking out the services offered and haggling over the price. At RapidParcel.com we’ve done all of that for you. Our size and reputation mean that we are in a position to negotiate the best possible rates from our carriers, rates you simply won’t find anywhere else.

You know the old adage ‘it’s not what you know, it’s who you know’, well, it’s a little of both really. RapidParcel.com was formed out of the relationship that we have with our carriers, the finest delivery companies in the world, that we have worked with for almost three decades. So we know that those who we have chosen for our website are the best in the business. It is thanks to this special relationship, and the amount of work we do with them, that we are able to bring you the best prices on the market.

Speedy delivery or economy service, you choose

Many customers request that their parcel delivery to Portugal reaches its destination as soon as possible. Perhaps it’s a gift for somebody’s birthday or a vital business contract that must be on someone’s desk within twenty-four hours. Often, however, you may have a more relaxed timetable and wish to save even more money on your shipping to Portugal. In those circumstances we offer Economy Delivery. This package offers the same high standards of care, choice and security but to achieve an even more affordable price it may take a little longer to get there. Pickup is before 3pm and the delivery will be made within three working days. The fact that you can track your parcel along every point of its journey means you’ll have total peace of mind until your package arrives exactly where it’s meant to, and at an even lower cost than our standard delivery.

So, if you have a delivery to Portugal to arrange and a limited budget with which to work, RapidParcel.com will make the process quick, simple and reliable.

To see just how affordable our rates for shipping to Portugal are, simply view our sample prices in the table below then, because every delivery is different, complete our booking form to see the services and actual rates for your parcel delivery to Portugal.

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