Alcohol is subject to so-called restrictions and may not be brought freely into Sweden.
Spirits = alcohol content exceeds 22 per cent alcohol by volume (ABV). There is no upper limit.
Fortified wine = alcohol content exceeds 15, but not 22 per cent ABV (includes sparkling wine).
Wine = 1) wine other than fortified wine and 2) other alcoholic drink (e.g. alcopop) that exceeds 3.5, but not 15 per cent ABV and is not strong beer.
Strong beer = beer with an alcohol content that exceeds 3.5 per cent ABV.
- Tullagen (2016:253) (information about the Sweden’s Customs act in Swedish)
- Lag (1996:701) om Tullverkets befogenheter vid Sveriges gräns mot ett annat land inom Europeiska unionen (information about the internal border act in Swedish)
- Lag (2000:1225) om straff för smuggling (information about the Sweden’s penalties for smuggling act in Swedish)
- Lag (1998:506) om punktskattekontroll av transporter m.m. av alkoholvaror, tobaksvaror och energiprodukter (information about the Sweden’s excise duty checks on consignments, etc. of alcoholic goods, tobacco products and energy products act in Swedish)
Last updated: 2021-01-21
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