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Importing medicines to Denmark

Updated 27 November 2012

You are allowed to import medicines into Denmark when the following conditions are satisfied:

  • the medicine is for the treatment of disease in humans,
  • the medicine has been bought at a pharmacy or another shop authorised to sell medicine to consumers,
  • the medicine is bought in and dispatched from an EU country or an EEA country (Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein) see list of EU/EEA countries. This means that you are not allowed to import medicine from countries such as the USA, Canada or China. In this connection, please be aware that, if you order a product from a European website, it does not necessarily mean that it is dispatched from an EU country.
  • the medicine does not contain doping or euphoriant substances.

You must hold a valid prescription if the medicine is prescription only. You must send the prescription to the pharmacy where you are going to buy the medicine. You cannot transfer prescriptions via the internet.

Inquire about import if you are unsure about whether you are allowed to import a certain product to Denmark.

Danish acts and guidelines

Lov nr. 232 af 21. april 1999 om forbud mod visse dopingmidler
Bekendtgørelse nr. 1224 af 7. december 2005 om privates indførsel af lægemidler
Bekendtgørelse nr. 557 af 31. maj 2011 om euforiserende stoffer