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Denmark customs regulations

It is important to know about customs regulations before traveling to Denmark to avoid legal issues and potential fines. As you know, customs regulations widely depend on the country. Before traveling to (or from) Denmark make sure to check the allowance and limits for the next things:

  • Alcohol and tobacco
  • Currency
  • Medicines (especially those containing drugs)
  • Animals
  • Cultural artifacts
  • Plants, fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products

Check the information below to be sure that you are complying with Denmark customs regulations.

Import regulations in Denmark

Duty-free allowance

When travelling within EU

There are no limits on the amount of alcohol and tobacco a traveller can bring in within the EU. The goods must be for personal use or as a gift and they must have had duty and tax paid in the EU country where they were acquired. Customs officials may require proof of intent if more than all the following is imported.

Tobacco limit

  • Restricted to travellers 18 years and over;
  • 800 cigarettes;
  • 400 cigarillos (max 3g each);
  • 200 cigars;
  • 1kg smoking tobacco.

Bringing alcohol

  • Restricted to travellers 18 years and over, however travellers 16 and older may bring in wine and beer up to 16.4%;
  • 10 litres of spirits over 22%;
  • 20 litres of alcoholic beverages, other than either wine or beer, less than 22% volume;
  • 90 litres of wine (with a maximum 60 litres of sparkling wine);
  • 110 litres of beer.

When travelling from outside the EU

If entering the EU from outside, passengers may bring with them duty-free goods for personal use within the limits set out below. The same applies if coming from the Canary Islands, the Channel Islands, Gibraltar or other territories where EU rules on VAT do not apply.

Tobacco limit

Restricted to travellers 17 years and over. One of the following:

  • 200 cigarettes;
  • 100 cigarillos;
  • 50 cigars;
  • 250g of smoking tobacco;
  • or a proportional combination of these goods (such as 100 cigarettes and 50 cigarillos).

Bringing alcohol

Restricted to travellers 17 years and over. One of the following:

  • 1 litre exceeding 22% alcohol volume;
  • or 2 litres up to 22% alcohol volume.

In addition, both of the following:

  • 4 litres of still wine; and
  • 16 litres of beer.

Cash limit

  • There are no restrictions on the importation of currency into the EU.
  • Funds of more than €10,000 must be declared to the customs authorities.

Other Goods free from duty

  • Medicines for personal use.
  • Personal items of non-commercial nature worth up to DKK3250 when travelling by air or sea.
  • Personal items of non-commercial nature worth up to DKK2250 when travelling by land.

Prohibited items

  • Narcotics or products used to make narcotics.
  • Counterfeit currency and goods.
  • The following breeds of dogs are prohibited: Pit Bull Terrier, Tosa Inu, American Staffordshire Terrier, Fila Brasileiro, Dogo Argentino, American Bulldog, Boerboel, Kangal, Cwentral Asian Shepherd Dog, Caucasian Shepherd Dog, South Russian Shepherd Dog, Tornjak, and Sarplaninac.

Restricted items

  • Endangered animals, plants, and their derivative products protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) may require protected species permits. For further information, please visit Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark.
  • Cats, dogs, and other pets are subject to a mandatory health inspection at the first point of entry on EU territory. They must also have a microchip or tattoo, and have been properly vaccinated against rabies. A Common Veterinary Entry Document certifying the healthy inspection must be provided with the customs declaration. Pets travelling within the EU must have a valid pet passport. For further information, please visit Travelling with Pet Animals.
  • Certain medicines are restricted for import by individuals. For further information, please visit the Danish Medicines Agency.
  • Up to 10kg of meat and dairy products from the EU, Faroe Islands, Greenland and Iceland.
  • 2kg of products of animal origin such as milk powder and baby food can be brought in packaged and does not need to be refrigerated.
  • Small quantities of other food products may be brought in for personal use. For further information, please visit Private Import of Food.
  • Fireworks require a permit. For further information, please visit the Danish Safety Agency.
  • Weapons for purpose of hunting or sportsmanship require a European Firearms Pass listing the weapon as well as a permit for import to Denmark.

Information has been updated: .