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Travelling with cultural monuments and antiques

It is not permitted to import or export antiques or objects with special artistic, cultural or historical value without a special permit.

Note: An update of this article is pending. Please note that some terms and/or references may differ from the Movement of Goods Act and the Customs Duty Act that enters into force from the 1st of January 2023.

If you wish to export antiques or cultural monuments from Norway, you must have an export permit. This may be obtained by applying to Arts Council Norway. You must also remember to declare the item with Norwegian Customs before leaving Norway.

If you want to import cultural relics to Norway, you must investigate if an export certificate is required in the country in which you buy the object. You must present the certificate to Norwegian Customs when arriving in Norway.

More information on the import and export of cultural monuments and how to apply for an export permit is available from Arts Council Norway.