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Shipping to Portugal from the UK

Ship to Portugal with PACK & SEND. Our expert couriers boast over 25 years’ experience shipping to Europe, making light work of sending fragile, awkward and valuable items.

From Braga to Lagos, PACK & SEND delivers your parcels to Portugal securely and on time. Choose from sea or air freight services or select our express delivery option for your urgent parcels – ideal for last-minute gifts or next-day business delivery.

Here, you’ll find everything you need to know when sending to Portugal and how PACK & SEND can help with effortless delivery.

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Delivering to Portugal

Work with PACK & SEND for door-to-door delivery to Portugal. Whether your parcel is ready to go, or you need help with safe and secure packaging and shipping, we’re here to help.

Our service centre experts find solutions for all your packaging needs, helping you prepare your large, heavy or awkward items for worldwide delivery. We even track your parcel throughout its journey and alert you on delivery, for peace of mind.

Whether you’re sending gifts to loved ones overseas or even looking to ship furniture and personal belongings to your holiday home in The Algarve, get in touch with us today.

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Customs requirements for delivery to Portugal

As with all international deliveries, parcels to Portugal require customs documentation to be completed by the sender.

This will be either a commercial invoice. Your courier will be able to provide these for you and help you complete them accurately to avoid delivery delays.

Include as much detail as possible when completing customs documentation – if forms are incomplete or inaccurate, you risk your parcel being returned to you or even destroyed at the border.

For example, if you’re sending an ornamental gift, don’t simply write ‘ornament’. Instead, state ‘wooden elephant statue, approx. 15cm’.

If the parcel’s contents are valued over 22 EUR, the receiver will have to pay a VAT charge on the import and if its value exceeds 150 EUR, they’ll have to pay a customs duty charge, too.

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What can I send to Portugal?

Check your items meet Portugal’s unique import regulations before sending them, or you risk having your parcel returned to you at a charge.

In addition to EU import guidelines, Portugal has its own unique rules on what can be imported. Some items that are prohibited from import to Portugal – or may require a specialised license – include:

  • Certain food products including cereals, meat and dairy products
  • Certain clothing and apparel
  • Certain toys and games

If you’re still unsure, visit the Portuguese government’s dedicated webpage or contact your courier service.

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Addressing mail to Portugal

It’s recommended to follow Portugal’s local addressing format to avoid delays or confusion in delivery.

The receiver’s name goes on the first line, with the street name appearing before the house number on the second line.

Postcodes work a little differently in Portugal – they feature 7 numbers, separated by a dash, followed by the territorial subdivision. This appears on the third line of the address.

For example:

Sr. Joao das Couves
R. Antonio Quadros 16
1600-875 Lisboa

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European shipping with PACK & SEND

Enjoy peace of mind when shipping to Portugal, with PACK & SEND. We work with you at every stage of the delivery process, from collecting fragile or awkward items from your door to safe delivery.

Plus, our comprehensive cover gives you peace of mind if the worst happens – protecting you against loss or damage of your items in transit.

Get started with a bespoke online quote for sending your items to Portugal today.

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What items are prohibited to send to Portugal?

If you are shipping goods to Portugal, it is important to take into account goods that are restricted for import, these include some foods, toys and clothing. It is important to find a full list of restricted goods to make sure what you are sending is permitted for import. Whilst these goods are prohibited for import, solutions can be found in some circumstances, contact your local service centre for more information.

What ways are there to get an item sent to Portugal?

The freight services we offer for deliveries to Portugal are air and road freight.

How long will my things take to reach Portugal?

When shipping to Portugal we estimate that delivery will take an estimated 3-4 working days. This estimate however is not definitive as a result of customs clearance delivery times can change.







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