Exceptions from the rules for personal imports


Published 15.10.2012 | Modified 17.01.2013

Due to the risk of travellers importing disease into Norway and the EU, all personal consignments of meat and milk and their products are prohibited to enter Norway from third countries (countries outside EU/EEA) with the exception of the following:

Powdered infant milk, infant food and special foods required for medical reasons provided that:

  • the product does not require refrigeration before consumption
  • it is a packaged proprietary brand product
  • the packaging is unbroken
  • the product is not infant milk or infant food from China

Personal consignments of meat and milk and their products from the Faeroe Islands and Greenland with a combined total weight that does not exceed 5 kg.

Personal consignments of meat and milk and their products from:

  • Switzerland
  • Liechtenstein
  • Iceland
  • Andorra
  • San Marino

The following products are exempted from the rules explained previously:

  • bread, cakes, biscuits, chocolate and confectionery (including sweets) not mixed or filled with meat product,
  • food supplements packaged for the final consumer,
  • meat extracts and meat concentrates,
  • olives stuffed with fish,
  • pasta and noodles not mixed or filled with meat product,
  • soup stocks and flavourings packaged for the final consumer.

You may only bring in other consignments of meat and milk and their products into Norway or EU if:

  • you have obtained the necessary documentation from the official veterinary services of the country from which you are travelling stating that the goods conform to the requirements for entry into the EU; and
  • you declare any such goods and present your documentation on your arrival to an authorised EU border inspection post for veterinary control.

For food of animal origin other than meat and milk and their products, you may bring up to 1 kg without submitting it for veterinary control.

Customs

All animal products not conforming to these rules must be surrendered on arrival to Norway or in the EU for official disposal. Failure to declare such items may result in criminal prosecution.

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