You may freely bring goods bought in other EU countries into Denmark if they are for your own personal use. However, there are limits as to how much alcohol and tobacco you are allowed to import. 

You need to obtain a special permit for certain types of goods (medication for example). All other goods may be brought into Denmark as long as they are intended for your personal use. This applies to perfume for example.

When you are 16 or 17 years old
Tobacco
You may not bring tobacco into Denmark
Alcohol
You may bring beer and wine with an alcohol content of up to 16.4%.
If the alcohol content is higher, it will be considered fortified wine or spirits which you are not allowed to bring when you are under 18 years of age.
Table wine (for example red, white and rosé and wine aged cider - and maximum 60 liters of sparkling wine, such as for example champagne)  90 litres

Beer (and beer based cider)

110 litres
When you are 18 years old
Tobacco
Cigarettes (see exception below) 800 pcs
Cigarettes when you arrive from Bulgaria, Croatia, Lithuania and Hungary 300 pcs
Cigarillos (max 3g each) 400 pcs
Cigars 200 pcs
Smoking tobacco 1kg
Alcohol
Spirits (above 22% and beverages to which alcohol has been added)  10 litres
Fortified wine (22% alcohol or less, for example port, sherry and madeira
as well as sparkling wine such as champagne)
 20 litres
Table wine (for example red, white and rosé and cider-based wine - and maximum 60 liters of sparkling wine, such as for example champagne)  90 litres

Beer and beer based cider

110 litres

Your own personal use means that you, members of your household and your private guests are the only ones who may use the goods concerned.

It is not own personal use if, for example, you sell the goods in your local sports club or at work. If you do so, you must pay excise duties and possibly deposits for certain types of goods.

You must also pay excise duties and possibly deposit on goods that you bring into Denmark for other persons or on behalf of other persons who are not travelling with you.

At some points of entry, if you arrive by plane for example, there is a green and a red lane which you must go through at arrival.

You take the green lane if you do not bring goods subject to customs and excise duties.

However, if you bring goods subject to customs and excise duties, you must contact the Danish Customs Agency (Toldstyrelsen) in the red lane. This also applies if you are in doubt whether you are allowed to bring your goods into Denmark without paying customs and excise duties. If there is no red lane, you must contact customs clearance.

If you break the rules on how much you can bring into Denmark without paying customs and excise duties, you will be fined.

See what you are allowed to import into Denmark - when you travel from within the EU

See which countries are members of the EU

These areas are not considered EU countries:

  • The Faroe Islands 
  • Greenland
  • The Canary Islands (such as Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura),
  • The Åland Islands
  • The Channel Islands (Alderney, Guernsey, Sark and Jersey)
  • The French overseas departments and territories (Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guiana, Reunion and Mayotte)
  • Cypres - the Northern part.

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