Porto, Portugal

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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
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1kg Euro Saver 4-6 business days *
£ 55.30

We utilise the best in modern technology to ensure that your shipping to Porto is quick, easy and secure in every way. It's our dedication to our excellence and that of the couriers we work with that we feel lift RapidParcel.com above our competitors and mean that there's no better place to come when organising a Porto package delivery.

Porto is one of the oldest of the major European cities and, as such, was registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. Its position along the Douro River estuary means that it has thrived since as early as the fourth century, at which time it was part of the Roman Empire. In economic terms, Porto is seen nationally as a rival to the capital city of Lisbon, with many of the largest Portuguese corporations being based there. Porto's geographical placement has given it a key role in exporting goods to the rest of Europe, and the presence of the Douro River has helped foster a vibrant agricultural sector with crops including olives and grapes. Indeed, the world-famous fortified wine port is actually named after the city famous for its production.

You might want to book a Porto parcel delivery because there's a member of your family living out there who'd like a taste of home, or maybe you're hoping to develop or expand your commercial interests on the Iberian Peninsula; whatever your reason, there's no better place to compare and book your parcel delivery to Porto than RapidParcel.com. The fact that we're based online means we can massively streamline the whole process, so that choosing, booking and paying for a Porto package delivery, a parcel delivery to Braga or even a package delivery to Amadora can now be done in just six simple steps and takes hardly any time at all.

We accept, however, that in some people's minds paying for a package delivery to Porto online is a process that may cause some anxiety. That's why we spend as much time on ensuring the security of your payment as we do on ensuring the security of the goods that need shipping to Porto. We work together with WorldPay, one of the world's top payment processing companies. Each day they deal with millions of internet payments from all corners of the globe, and each of these separate transactions is subject to fifty separate checks. What this means is that your transactions will be in the safest hands possible - just like your parcel delivery to Porto.

Once you've booked and paid for your Porto shipping you'll be able to follow its journey on our website and we'll let you know when it's arrived and departed from each and every depot between the UK and Porto itself. Because you'll be fully informed, if you want you can pass on this information to whoever is waiting for your parcel delivery to Porto. We only choose partners who are the best, whether they're payment processing partners, packaging material suppliers or courier companies, so that you'll be certain of the best service possible when booking a package delivery to Porto with RapidParcel.com.

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