Information on the rules that apply for travellers bringing food into or out of Sweden.

Travelling from another EU country

In principle, travellers may bring food into Sweden from other EU countries without restriction.

Travelling from countries outside the EU

Different rules apply for food entering Sweden from countries outside the EU. A health certificate is generally required for meat, milk, and similar products. The food must also undergo a veterinary inspection at the border. Please note that you are not allowed to bring plants, fruits, vegetables, flowers or seeds into the European Union without a phytosanitary certificate.

Certain exceptions apply for powdered infant formula, baby food and special foods required for medical reasons. There are also some exceptions for food from Faeroe Islands, Greenland and Iceland.

Importation from Norway, Andorra, Liechtenstein, San Marino and Switzerland is subject to the same regulations as other EU countries, including the 4 700 SEK or 3 300 SEK value limit.

Further information

National Food Agency
Swedish Board of Agriculture

Travelling to a country outside the EU

When travelling with food, please note that countries have different national regulations for importation.

We recommend that you check which special regulations are in effect in your country of destination for the item(s) you wish to bring with you. For more information, please contact the customs authority or embassy of your country of destination.

Last updated: 2020-01-13

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