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Regulations for meat, milk, cheese and other foods

A quota of a total of 10 kilograms of meat, meat products, cheese and animal feed products applies when travelling to Norway.

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.

This 10 kilogram limit does not apply to dog and cat food, only other animal feed.

Beyond this quota, it is the value limit that determines how much food you may bring without paying Norwegian taxes.

If you are bringing meat, meat products or milk, cheese and other milk products, these must be purchased within the EEA area. It is prohibited for private individuals to import such products from countries outside the EEA area without a special permit from the Norwegian Food Safety Authority.

You do not need a permit to bring meat, meat products or milk, cheese and other milk products from Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Andorra or San Marino.

It is not permitted to import potatoes to Norway without special permission.

Age limits for children

Children may only bring soft drinks, chocolate and sugar products duty free. If they are bringing other products, they must be 12 years of age.