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Customs Regulations & Rules for Denmark Travelers

How to Handle Customs When You Enter Denmark

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Customs regulations in Denmark can be divided into two groups: A) Entering Denmark from within the European Union, or B) coming to Denmark from outside the EU. Just go to the appropriate section and take a look at the customs regulations that apply to you...

A) If you enter Denmark from within the EU, the following customs regulations will apply to you:

Typical travel items like clothes, cameras, and similar goods can always be taken through customs in Denmark duty free, without having to be declared.

- What are the customs rules for medicines? Prescription drugs for personal use are permitted to go through customs in Denmark. Bring a copy of the prescription if possible.

- Can I bring alcohol/tobacco to Denmark? Travelers may bring this type of goods to Denmark in quantities reasonable for personal use only. The legal drinking age in Denmark is 18.

- Other restricted items: Weaponry and ammunition cannot be brought through customs in Denmark, just like endangered plants or animals, or items made from endangered plants or animals. From within the EU, you may bring food into Denmark.

- Bringing your pet to Denmark: If you want to bring your pet to Denmark, visit your vet first to obtain a pet passport, get your animal identified (microchip/tattoo), and vaccinated for rabies. Find out more about how to travel to Denmark with your dog or cat here.

B) If you enter Denmark from outside the EU, the following customs regulations will apply to you:

Typical travel items like clothes, cameras, and similar goods can always be taken through customs in Denmark duty free, without having to be declared, up to a value of DKK 1,350.

- What are the customs rules for medicines? Prescription drugs for personal use are permitted to go through customs in Denmark. Make sure to bring a copy of your doctor's prescription or similar proof that the medication is your prescription.

- Can I bring alcohol/tobacco to Denmark? If you come from outside the EU, Denmark customs will allow you to bring 1 liter of spirits OR 4 liters of wine OR 16 liters of beer. Tobacco limits are 200 cigarettes, or 50 cigars, or 250 grams of loose tobacco.

- Other restricted items: Weaponry and ammunition cannot be brought through customs in Denmark. Knives and similar dangerous items are highly restricted, and it is not allowed to bring fresh food to Denmark from outside the EU. You also cannot bring endangered plants or animals, or items made from endangered plants or animals.

If you enter or leave the EU with €10,000 or more in cash (or the equivalent in other currencies or travelers cheques, etc.) you must declare this under current EU customs regulations at your European point of entrance or exit.

- Bringing your pet to Denmark: If you want to bring your pet to Denmark, visit your vet first to obtain veterinary certificate for non-commercial transport or a pet passport. The forms have to be completed by a government-appointed vet, not a private vet. You will need to have your animal identified (microchip or tattoo), vaccinated for rabies, and finally, dewormed for tapeworm (1-10 days before traveling). A blood test may be required, depending on which country you are coming from; find out more here.

Take all related paperwork with you. Coming to Denmark from outside Europe with your pet, you will need to enter Denmark through the Border Inspection Post at Copenhagen Airport or Billund Airport. You have to notify the Border Inspection Post of your arrival at least 24 hours in advance, which can be done through the Danish VFA here.

Travelers coming to Denmark cannot bring any birds from countries infected with Avian influenza (bird flu.) The Faroe Islands do not allow importing any pets or other animals. In Greenland, travelers will need to obtain an import licence from the local Greenland Authorities before traveling.

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