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Customs provisions for transport personnel in international traffic

Personnel serving on board ferries, aircraft and other means of transport in international traffic can bring with them 40 cigarettes or 100 grams of other tobacco products and 100 sheets of cigarette paper free of customs duties and taxes once every 24 hours. They can also import other alcohol-free goods with a total value of NOK 500.

Note: An update of this article is pending. Please note that some terms and/or references may differ from the Movement of Goods Act and the Customs Duty Act that enters into force from the 1st of January 2023.

Duty and tax free quota

Persons who have completed their active service abroad and have not performed any work on board on the journey back to Norway may import a tax-free traveller's quota as long as their total travel absence has been for at least 24 hours.

Vessel personnel

Crew members are permitted to store these highly taxed goods when docked in Norway:

  • 1 litre of spirits
  • 1 litre of wine
  • 200 cigarettes or 250 grams of other tobacco products

The vessel master is permitted to store up to two litres of spirits or wine, 400 cigarettes or 400 grams of other tobacco products.

Highly taxed goods beyond this shall either be declared on arrival to Norway or stored under lock and key in the ship's provision stores.

Spirits, wine, cigarettes and other tobacco products that are left onboard in the vessel in connection with off duty periods, shall be stored under lock and key in the ship’s provision stories.

Crew members and the vessel master are obligated to list highly taxed goods beyond the permitted quota on the crew declaration.