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Shipping to Spain from the UK

Looking to send parcels to Spain? Whether it’s the hustle and bustle of city life in downtown Madrid to the quiet villages of northern Catalonia, PACK & SEND knows what it takes to get your package from A to B.

With over 30 years of experience in specialist freight forwarding, international shipping, and door-to-door packing and delivery services, PACK & SEND excels in safe and secure shipping across Europe.

As we specialise in large, fragile, awkward and valuable items, no package is too big or too difficult. You can trust PACK & SEND’s service centre experts will deliver your package to its destination in perfect condition.

Here, you’ll find everything you need to consider when shipping your goods to Spain – from how to address your package to customs requirements and import restrictions.

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PACK & SEND has a track record of delivering packages to Spain on time and in perfect condition. Boasting an impressive range of packing and shipping services – as well as offering end-to-end tracking – we provide peace of mind for all your international shipping needs. 

With many of us having family and friends abroad – or even jump-starting business ventures overseas – we have plenty of reasons for getting important cargo on the move. This is where PACK & SEND comes in, handling the entire process for you.   

If you’re planning a move, sending valuables to loved ones or shipping to overseas clients – whatever the mission, PACK & SEND offers a competitive range of secure packing and delivery solutions, tailored to your needs. 

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Before sending goods to Spain, make sure you understand the nation’s import regulations, plus the additional rules imposed by the European Union. Shipping from the UK has become slightly more complicated post-Brexit, with extra checks, tariffs and regulations. 

Parcels entering Europe from the UK are now subject to additional customs and duty fees charged to the recipient. UK-based senders need to submit a commercial invoice to ship products, too. This helps Customs Officials tell whether imported items should be subject to import duties, and if so, how much they need to charge. 

Find out how Brexit affects your shipping plans and costs on our dedicated page. At PACK & SEND, we’re here to help you find the right packing and shipping solution for your package.  

Some packages are exempt from customs charges – like personal effects and items intended as gifts – provided they fit Spain’s unique import regulations. And parcels valued under 22 will also be exempt from import charges. 

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Keeping the Paper trail Intact

Make sure your package qualifies for the Customs Duty and VAT-free allowance by following the shipping instructions issued by the UK government. 

Some common mistakes include: 

  • Not filling in the paperwork correctly (putting information in the wrong place or missing sections entirely) 
  • Trying to send prohibited or restricted items 
  • Being too vague or not providing enough detail on your items – e.g., instead of just saying ‘clothes’, state ‘2x men’s cotton shirts, made in England’ 
  • Sending items without the correct licenses and certificates 

PACK & SEND understands what it takes to meet the import criteria of EU countries and has a track record of working with clients to make sure cargo is fully compliant. 

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On top of each nation’s unique import regulations, the EU adds an extra challengewith additional red tape to navigate. 

Take time to understand exactly what items can be imported, in what quantities and which items are prohibited. Always check restricted items and size or quantity allowances before sending, as prohibited items may be destroyed or returned to you at a charge. 

For example, you can’t import more than 1 litre of alcohol spirits (over 22% alcohol vol.) to SpainMost weapons and firearms are also prohibited, while meat, milk and dairy products are subject to restrictions, too. 

If you’re unsure whether your items are permitted, contact the Spanish customs authority through its dedicated website. 

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Every nation has its own unique rules for formatting addresses.  

When shipping to Spain, the receiver’s name and title should appear on the first line, with the street name and house or building number on the second line. The third line is reserved for a 5-digit zip code, plus the town and the province in brackets. 

For example: 

Sr. Alvaro Garcia
Calle el Salvador 11
28918 Leganés (Madrid) 

It doesn’t hurt to round off the address with the destination country, as this can help avoid delays. 

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Safe Contactless Delivery


At PACK & SEND, we pride ourselves on delivering your awkward or valuable parcels to Spain, safely and securely. 

Our bespoke packing and shipping service means you can trust your items will arrive in perfect condition. 

We always aim to get a signature upon receipt of the package, too – giving you additional peace of mind of safe delivery. 

Whatever you’re sending, make sure it’s protected. With PACK & SEND’s comprehensive loss or damage cover, your packages are fully protected. 

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What items are prohibited to send to Spain?

Spain prohibits alcohol, ivory and animal skins from import into the country. A full list of goods that are prohibited can be found here – https://www.correos.es/es/es/atencion-al-cliente/enviar/como-preparar-envio.  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 Spain?

Shipments going to Spain can be organised through road or air freight by PACK & SEND.

How long will my things take to reach Spain?

Shipments to Spain take an estimated 3-4 working days. This time can never be guaranteed however as subject to customs clearance delivery times can fluctuate.


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