Denmark Import Restrictions

In order to enter Denmark, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of Denmark government, preferably, license must be obtained prior to passage through the customs, preventing the goods from being retained. On this page, you will see what kinds of items are prohibited from entering the Denmark, and which items need special documentation before exporting to Denmark.

Denmark Import Regulations

Import restrictions

Senders should determine import restrictions from Danish authorities before posting:

  • Alcohol
  • Animals and animal products
  • Anti-parasite products for agricultural use
  • Bedding
  • Bees
  • Brazil nuts
  • Butter
  • Books, brochures, newspapers, printed matter
  • Eggs
  • Films
  • Firearms and firarm parts
  • Fruit
  • Hides
  • Margarine
  • Meat and meat products
  • Medicines
  • Plants and parts of plants
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Securities payable to the bearer, obligations of payment etc
  • Semen
  • Textile products
  • Weapons and parts of.

For ECI and EPI articles going to Faroe Islands EDN’s and export permits are required for:

  • Kangaroo skins
  • Crocodile skins
  • Emu oil
  • Fish oil
  • Bunker oil
  • Coal
  • Petroleum bases products
  • Tobacco and tobacco products
  • Any other alcohol including beer and spirits all volumes.

Special documentation

For commercial goods, the sender should post an invoice to the addressee in advance of the goods.

For ECI and EPI articles going to Faroe Islands the sender and receiver details must be addressed with a valid street address in English. A Post Office Box address is not acceptable.

The sender is responsible for finding if the destination country may impose duties, taxes, brokerage fees or any other fees that may be applied on the item that is being sent. Please contact the consulate office of the country you are sending to or contact the ECI customer contact centre on 1800 007 678.


In addition to items prohibited by Dangerous and Prohibited Goods & Packaging Post Guide and ECI International Courier Regulations, Denmark prohibits:

  • Animals and animal products
  • Arms and ammunition
  • Anti-parasite products for agricultural use
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar
  • Coins, imitation
  • Inorganic chemicals
  • Knives
  • Lottery tickets and advertising
  • Labels or markings resembling the official marks or seals of Danish Customs
  • Mineral products
  • Narcotics
  • Powdered milk
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Plants and plant products
  • Residues and waste from the food industries, prepared and animal fodder
  • Stamps and securities, imitation
  • Tobacco and cigarette papers
  • Vegetables

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