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If you are planning to bring medicinal products, food, money or alcohol beverages with you in Finland, please read the following instructions. You can find more information from Finnish Customs

Please proceed as follows when declaring passenger imports if there are channels of different colors at the place of arrival:

  • Choose the red channel, if you are carrying goods that are subject to customs clearance or declaration or if you are not sure which regulations apply.
  • Otherwise choose the green channel or, when arriving from another EU Member State, the blue channel.

 

Even a passenger who has chosen the green or blue channel may be checked.

 

Medicine

Imports of medicinal products are controlled by the customs. When necessary, the passenger must prove that the medicinal product is intended for personal treatment. If you intend to import medicinal products to Finland you need to have a doctor’s prescription or a medical certificate with you.

You are allowed to bring outside EEA countries a maximum quantity corresponding to three month’s use. If you come from EEA country, you have a right to bring medicine a maximum quantity corresponding to one year use. You are allowed to bring medicines that are classified as narcotics outside EEA countries to a maximum corresponding to 14 days’ use. For Schengen- countries the limit for medicines that are classified as narcotics is a maximum corresponding to 30 days’ use.

Please verify beforehand that you are allowed to bring your medicinal products to Finland and what is the maximum amount for them. Make also sure you have all the necessary documents.

 

Foodstuff

It is prohibited to import meat and meat products, milk and milk products and pet foods from countries outside the EU.

 

Money

A passenger arriving in or departing from the EU territory has to declare their cash funds to the customs authority when carrying cash to the minimum value of 10 000 euros.

 

Alcohol

In Finland, persons aged 20 or over are allowed to have strong alcoholic beverages in their possession or transport them, and persons aged 18 or over alcoholic beverages containing less than 22 per cent alcohol by volume.

Please proceed as follows when declaring passenger imports if there are channels of different colors at the place of arrival:

  • Choose the red channel, if you are carrying goods that are subject to customs clearance or declaration or if you are not sure which regulations apply. Otherwise choose the green channel or, when arriving from another EU Member State, the blue channel.

 

Even a passenger who has chosen the green or blue channel may be checked. For further information go to the website of Finnish Customs  (> Publications > Passengers and removals > import Restrictions for Passengers)