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Alcohol and tobacco quotas

You may bring a duty free alcohol and tobacco quota when you have been abroad.

The alcohol and tobacco quota must be within the value limit.

The size of the alcohol quota depends on whether you bring tobacco or not. 

Examples of duty and tax free quotas

Examples without tobacco

Example 1: Spirits, wine and beer

1 litre of spirits, 3 litres of wine (4 bottles) and 2 litres of beer (6 x 0.33 l)
1 litre of spirits + 3 litres of wine (4 bottles) + 2 litres of beer (6 x 0.33 l)

Example 2: Wine and beer

4.5 litres of wine (6 bottles) and 2 litres of beer (6 x 0.33 l)
4.5 litres of wine (6 bottles) + 2 litres of beer (6 x 0.33 l)

Example 3: Beer

6.5 litres of beer (19 x 0.33 l)
6.5 litres of beer (19 x 0.33 l)

Examples with tobacco

Example 1: Spirits, wine, beer and tobacco

1 litre of spirits, 1.5 litres of wine (2 bottles) and 2 litres of beer (6 x 0.33 l)
+ 200 cigarettes or 250 g of other types of tobacco, and 200 sheets of cigarette paper.
1 litre of spirits + 1.5 litres of wine (2 bottles) + 2 litres of beer (6 x 0.33 l)  + 200 cigarettes or 250 g of other types of tobacco, and 200 sheets of cigarette paper

Example 2: Wine, beer and tobacco

3 litres of wine (4 bottles) and 2 litres of beer (6 x 0.33 l)
+ 200 cigarettes or 250 g of other types of tobacco, and 200 sheets of cigarette paper.
3 litres of wine (4 bottles) + 2 litres of beer (6 x 0.33 l) + 200 cigarettes or 250 g of other types of tobacco, and 200 sheets of cigarette paper

Example 3: Beer and tobacco

5 litres of beer (15 x 0.33 l)
+ 200 cigarettes or 250 g of other types of tobacco, and 200 sheets of cigarette paper.
5 litres of beer (15 x 0.33 l) + 200 cigarettes or 250 g of other types of tobacco, and 200 sheets of cigarette paper

 

The alcohol and tobacco quota

Alcohol and tobacco quota:
Goods   Amount
Spirits etc. over 22% up to and including 60% 1 litre
Wine etc. over 2.5% up to and including 22% 1.5 litres
(2 bottles)
Beer above 2.5% (including strong beer), or alcopops/cider etc. above 2.5% up to and including 4.7% 2 litres
(6 x 0.33 litre bottles/cans)
Cigarettes or other types of tobacco
(e.g. snuff)
200 cigarettes or 250 grams of other tobacco products
or 1.5 litres of beverages above 2.5% up to and including 22% alcohol by volume
Cigarette paper 200 sheets

 

Rules for exchanging alcohol and tobacco

  • The spirits quota can be exchanged with 1.5 litres of either wine or beer/alcopops/cider.
  • The wine quota can be exchanged with equal amounts of beer/alcopops/cider.
  • Wine and beer/alcopops/cider may not be exchanged for stronger beverages.
  • The tobacco quota can be exchanged with 1.5 litres of either wine or beer/alcopops/cider. 
  • You may only exchange the entire tobacco quota for alcohol.
  • You cannot exchange alcohol for tobacco.

Download the Norwegian Customs app to easily calculate different quota combinations.

Age limit

You must be aged at least 18 to bring beer, wine and tobacco products. You must be aged at least 20 to bring beverages over 22% alcohol.

Exceeding the quota amount

It is possible to bring more than the quota. In this case you must declare the amount that exceeds the quota.

Beverages with an alcohol content exceeding 60% are prohibited

The import of beverages with an alcohol content exceeding 60% is prohibited.

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