Norway Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Import regulations:

Free import:
1. residents of Norway who have been abroad for less than 24 hours: goods representing a total value of NOK 3,000.-. This does not include alcohol or tobacco products, unless it can be proven that they have been purchased with a price including tax (not duty free) in an EEA Member State ;
2. residents of Norway who have been abroad for 24 hours or more and visitors to Norway: goods representing a total value of NOK 6,000.-. Articles included in this limit (not for passengers under 18 years) are:
a. tobacco products (not for passengers under 18 years): 200 cigarettes or 250 grams of other tobacco products and 200 leaves of cigarette paper; and
b. alcoholic beverages (only persons over the age of 18 are allowed to import alcoholic beverages. For importing alcoholic beverages with more than 22 % alcohol per volume the minimum age is 20):
- 1 liter of spirits of 22% vol. or higher to a max. of 60% vol. and 1.5 liters of alcohol of 2.5% up to and incl. 22% vol.; or
- 3 liters of alcohol of up to and incl. 22% vol.; and
- 2 liters of beer with more than 2.5% up to/incl. 4.7 vol.
This means a max. of 5 liters of beer if no other alcoholic beverages are imported.
3. Other passengers: no specific value limit for goods, which will be taken out of Norway after the visit. If the goods will be left in Norway, the value limit is NOK 6,000.-.

For further information, see

Meat and dairy products: A total of 10 kilograms of meat, meat products, cheese and foodstuffs (excl. dog and cat food) from EEA Member States .

- Alcoholic beverages of over 60% (120% proof);
- Narcotics;
- plants and parts thereof.

Arms and Ammunition regulations:

An import/export permit is required for transport of firearms and ammunition.

Crew members customs regulations:

Free import allowed up to 40 cigarettes and goods up to a total value of NOK 250.-. Alcohol is not allowed.


Cats and dogs:
1. imported from Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City or an EU Member State must have:
a. EU passport or national passport;
b. ID microchip or, if applied before 3 July 2011, a readable tattoo;
c. vaccination against rabies;
d. for dogs only: anti-echinococcus treatment (tapeworm). Tapeworm treatment not required for dogs arriving directly from Finland, Ireland (Rep.), Malta or United Kingdom.
2. imported from other countries, must also:
a. have a valid rabies antibody test. Not required if:
- imported from the countries listed above or from Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Ascension Isl., Australia, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Bermuda, Bonaire, Saba and St. Eustatius, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Cayman Isl., Chile, Chinese Taipei, Curacao, Falkland Isl., Fiji, French Polynesia, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Japan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Montserrat, New Caledonia, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Russian Fed., Singapore, St. Helena, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Pierre and Miquelon, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, United Arab Emirates, USA, Vanuatu, Virgin Isl. (British) or Wallis and Futuna Isl.; or
- if transited through not listed third countries above, provided that the owner or authorized person provides a signed declaration that during such transit the pet animals have had no contact with animals susceptible to rabies and remain secured within a means of transport or within the perimeter of an international airport.
b. enter Norway via Oslo (OSL) and notify 48 hours before arrival. Tel: 4722777900.

For further information contact the Norwegian Food Safety Authority (NSFA)

Note: only cats and dogs may travel in the cabin on Scandinavian Airlines (SAS).

Baggage Clearance regulations:

Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry in Norway.

Exempt: baggage of transit passengers traveling to a destination outside of Norway or on a direct flight to Svalbard/Longyearbyen (LYR).


Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Norwegian Krone-NOK) and foreign currencies: up to NOK 25,000.- (or equivalent). Amounts more than this must be declared on a form available at Customs. There are no limits on traveler's cheques.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Norwegian Krone-NOK) and foreign currencies: up to NOK 25,000.- (or equivalent). Amounts more than this must be declared on a form available at Customs. There are no limits on traveler's cheques.

Airport Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.

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