Which Cuban Cigars are legal in the UK?
All Cuban cigars are legal in the U.K. If you are travelling back from Cuba to the U.K, you legally have to declare anything over two boxes of cigars (or fifty cigars) and show receipts of your purchases from Cuba. If you are travelling back from an E.U. country, you can bring back up to two hundred cigars. If you exceed the limit you must pay £236.37 per kg.
The U.S. were the only country where Cuban cigars were illegal. This was put in place back in 1962 when John F. Kennedy enacted the Cuban trade embargo making Cuban products illegal throughout the US.
In October 2016 Barack Obama lifted the embargo on Cuban tobacco and alcohol products. Now U.S. residents can purchase as many as 100 Cuban cigars and 1 litre of Cuban rum, the same limits that apply to alcohol and tobacco products from other countries. It still remains illegal to re-sell Cuban products on the U.S. market.
UK CIGAR MERCHANTS SINCE 1999
Welcome to Havanahouse.co.uk! Essentially, we are a gigantic online humidor packed to the brim with everything an aficionado could need. Whether you are a novice to cigars, a grizzled connoissuer or a certified Cuban maniac, you can now sleep peacefully knowing that you have found the ultimate one-stop-shop for all things tobacco. The business was founded 16 years ago by entreprenuer Paresh Patel. Now we operate our online store from 6 shops across the country – you can check them out here. In addition to cigars, we also procure a range of gentlemen’s products such as cut-troat razors, loose tobacco, hand crafted pipes, cigar accessories, humidors, snuss, whisky, premium lighters and much more! We pride ourselves on our unrivalled customer service. If you have any problems, don’t hesitate to contact us! See what other customers think of our service on trusted reviews.
- We do not have sufficient space to stock every item listed on the Havana House website. If you are looking to buy a specific product, please contact us first – if we don’t have it in stock, please allow two to three days for the product to be sent from our warehouse.
- The in-store prices for products in our shop may differ to the online price on the Havana House website.
EMS stands for ‘English Market Selection’ and is a term that has been used in Cuba for over a century to identify the quality of cigars designated for the British market. All Cuban cigars we sell come with an EMS guarantee.