Taking Firearms Abroad

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation takes no responsibility for the content of external websites.

This page has been constructed to provide avenues to follow; BASC is not able to advise on foreign laws due to the complexity of keeping our library accurately up to date. Definitive answers about foreign firearms and hunting laws should be obtained from the embassy or consulate of the country concerned.

To find a foreign embassy in the UK click here

UK Government guidance on the export of firearms

This guidance covers export of firearms and ammunition by UK firearm and shotgun certificate holders, as well as firearms dealers. This guidance does not cater for the Channel Islands, Northern Ireland or Isle of Man; for further details Click Here.

UK Government guidance on the export of firearms

This guidance covers export of firearms and ammunition by UK firearm and shotgun certificate holders as well as firearms dealers. This guidance does not cater for the Channel Islands, Northern Ireland or Isle of Man; for further details Click Here.

South Africa

South African Police Service – Firearms The Professional Hunters Association of South Africa (PHASA) website supplies extensive advice regarding hunting permits and local laws. They include information about certain airline requirements and transit through the Netherlands which requires separate permission to carry firearms via connecting flights.

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