Parcels with medicines
If you meet certain requirements, you may receive medicines sent via parcel post or a transport company. You may never receive medicines classed as narcotics or doping agents sent via letter or parcel post or as a parcel (regardless of which country they are sent from).
To be allowed to receive a parcel containing medicines, the requirements you have to satisfy (note that all requirements have to be satisfied) and also corroborate are:
- the parcel is being sent from a country within the EEA (the EEA countries are the EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway);
- you, as recipient, are to make private use of the medicines;
- the medicines are approved medicines in the country from which they are being sent;
- the medicines were obtained from a pharmacy or equivalent; and
- the medicines are approved and non-prescription in Sweden or, in the case of prescription medicines, prescribed by a qualified prescriber in the EEA.
Recipients of medicines sent to them in a parcel must pay any customs duty, VAT and any other taxes on the medicines. If a transport company is handling carriage, this company also makes the customs declaration for you.
Permit from the Swedish Medical Products Agency
Bringing a medicine into Sweden may require a permit from the Swedish Medical Products Agency.
Last updated: 2020-09-03
What is updated: Quality assured