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Customs and regulations

Here you find the most important regulations you need to know before entering Norway with goods or currencies.

Within the limit of NOK 6,000 you are allowed to bring with you the following articles free of customs and excise duty:

Alcoholic beverages

Minimum age: 18/20*

  1. 1 liter of beverages with more than 22% up to and including 60% alcohol per volume as well as 1½ liters with more than 2.5% up to and including 22% alcohol per volume or three liters with more than 2.5% up to and including 22% alcohol per volume
    and
  2. 2 liters of beer with more than 2.5 % or other beverages with more than 2.5% up to and including 4.7% alcohol per volume.

This means that you may for example bring with you five liters of beer provided you do not have any other alcoholic beverages with you.

In addition, after 1 July 2014, you may bring an additional 1½ liter of beer or wine of maximum 4.7 % alcohol per volume, provided you do not bring any tobacco.

*For importing alcoholic beverages with more than 22% alcohol per volume the minimum age is 20.

Tobacco

Minimum age: 18

200 cigarettes or 250 g of other tobacco products and 200 leaves of cigarette paper.

Meat, meat products, milk and milk products

Meat, meat products, cheese and foodstuffs except dog and cat food, totalling 10 kilos altogether from EEA countries. From countries outside the EEA, it is prohibited to bring meat, meat products, milk and milk products in one’s luggage. Such products must be imported through a veterinary border control station, and the goods must be accompanied by a health certificate.

Animals

Special provisions govern the importation of animals.

Dogs, cats and ferrets from all EU countries must have pet passports, ID marking, valid rabies vaccination, and valid blood-test documentation (does not apply to ferrets). Dogs must also be given approved tapeworm treatment during the week before and the week after importation. Some types of dogs are forbidden in Norway.

Small rodents, cage birds and rabbits must have valid import permits issued by the Norwegian Food Safety Authority.

Please note that some types of dogs are prohibited in Norway.

There may be exemptions to the information above, and additional rules apply for non-EU countries. Make sure that you consult the full instructions available at the Norwegian Food Safety Authority's website in good time before you travel. You can also contact the Norwegian Embassy or Consulate in your country for advice.

Currency

When entering Norway you are allowed to bring Norwegian and foreign bank notes and coins at a total value of NOK 25,000. If the currency you are carrying exceeds this amount it has to be declared on a form available from the customs authorities. There is no limit on travellers’ cheques.

It is prohibited to import the following without special persmission:

  • Drugs, medicines and poisons (minor quantities of medicine for personal use are permitted) 
  • Alcohol over 60% per vol.
  • Weapons and ammunition
  • Fireworks
  • Potatoes
  • Mammals, birds and exotic animals
  • Plants/parts thereof for cultivation

For further information about customs regulations when entering Norway, please contact the Norwegian Customs and Excise.

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Last updated:  2014-06-27
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Customs and regulations

Here you find the most important regulations you need to know before entering Norway with goods or currencies.

Customs and regulations

Source: Visitnorway

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