When you arrive in Denmark as a tourist, certain customs rules apply. The rules depend on whether you arrive from the EU or outside the EU, your age and the type of goods you bring with you.

  • If you buy goods in a non-EU country and you stop over in an EU country, the rules applying to goods bought in a country outside the EU apply.
  • You must inform the Danish Customs Agency (Toldstyrelsen) if you carry an amount corresponding to more than EUR 10,000 when entering or leaving Denmark.

The Faroe Islands and Greenland are not considered members of the EU. The same goes for the Canary Islands (such as Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura), Åland Islands and the Channel Islands.

EU member countries

Tourists living outside the EU are entitled to a refund of the Danish value-added tax (VAT) on goods they have purchased in Denmark.

VAT refunds - for tourists in Denmark who live outside the EU

Please see our legal guide (in Danish) for further legal information.