​When travelling to Norway, you must be able to prove that the medicines you are carrying are for your personal use. Examples of such proof include a prescription, medical certificate or pharmacy label on the packaging. You may also be asked to provide a receipt or other proof that the medicines were purchased lawfully. You must be able to present this proof the customs when you pass through the border. We recommend that you keep medicines in their original packaging.


 
Prescription medicinesNon-prescription medicinesDoping productsNarcotic drugs

Within the

EEA

1 year1 year30 daysSee text
Outside the EEA3 months3 months30 daysSee text

Within the EEA

When travelling within the EEA, you can carry medicines for personal medicinal purposes equivalent to maximum one year’s use for each medicine. Different rules apply to medicines which contain narcotic active substances and doping substances.

Outside the EEA

When travelling from a country outside the EEA, you can carry medicines for personal use equivalent to maximum three months’ use for each medicine. Different rules apply to medicines which contain narcotic active substances and doping substances.

Medicines containing narcotic active substances

The same rules apply to medicines which contain narcotic active substances, regardless of the country you are travelling from. The medicines must be prescribed by a doctor or dentist and be for your personal medical use only. You must be able to document your medical needs and the dosage through for instance a medical certificate, prescription, packaging or, label or similar.

Do you have a registered address in Norway?

If so, when entering Norway, you can bring medicines containing narcotic active substances which have been prescribed and obtained abroad in the following quantities:

  • Up to 1 week's use if you only have documentationproof from abroad
  • Up to 30 days' use if you have both proof from abroad and a medical certificate from a doctor in Norway which confirms your medical needs. 

If you are able to prove that the medicines were both prescribed and obtained in Norway, you can bring a quantity equivalent to 30 days' use when you return to Norway.

Don't have a registered address in Norway?

If so, when you enter Norway, you can bring in medicines containing narcotic active substances for up to 30 days' use.

Visitors resident in another Schengen country can use a Schengen certificate as documentation



Medicines containing active substances on the doping list

For medicines which are considered to be doping products, the same rules apply regardless of the country you are travelling from. The medicines must be prescribed for your personal use and you must be able to document your medical needs and the dosage through for instance a medical certificate, prescription or, packaging label or similar. You can bring in medicines which are considered to be doping products, provided the quantity does not exceed the equivalent of 30 days’ use according to the stated dose.

This also applies to doctors, dentists and veterinarians

Private individuals, including doctors, dentists and veterinarians, may only import medicines from abroad for their personal use (i.e. for themselves) in the same way as others. They cannot bring in medicines for use in their own practice or for resale. 

The following exceptions apply to veterinarians from another EEA country: Veterinarians intending to practise in Norway may bring with them small quantities of veterinary preparations for use in their practice in accordance with article 70 in EU directive 2001/82, changed with EU directive 2004/28 and § 4 fourth paragraph in the norwegian regulation regarding use medicinal products for animals, forskrift om bruk av legemidler til dyr. These medicinal products cannot be transferred to others.



















Publisert: 06.01.2021

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