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 food are considered to be part of the duty- and tax-free traveller´s allowance of 4 300 SEK for commercial flights or ferries, and 3 000 SEK for other types of travel.
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 4 300 SEK or 3 000 SEK value limit.
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 modified: 2018-05-04