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Red or green channel

At most border crossings RED and GREEN channels have been introduced. Go through the red channel if you have goods that are liable for duties and taxes, or if you have goods that require special permits.

  • Red channel: Go through the red channel if you have goods that are liable for duties and taxes, or if you have goods that require special permits. If in doubt, go through the red channel and ask a Norwegian Customs officer.
  • Green channel: By passing through the green channel, you declare that you only have goods that are not liable for duties and taxes, and that you do not have goods that require special permits.

You may use the green channel when

  • you only have goods not liable for duties and taxes within the permitted quota and value limit, and
  • the goods are not for sale, but are intended for personal use or a private gift, and
  • you yourself are transporting the goods, either on your person or in your baggage so that they may be presented when passing a Norwegian Customs control point.

If your luggage has been delayed and for this reason will arrive at a later time, you have to pass through the red channel and provide information on what you have in your hand luggage and what is in your other luggage.

Which goods have special rules or require a permit?

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