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Travelling with endangered animal and plant species

It is not permitted to import or export products that contain or are composed of endangered plant or animal species without a special permit.

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.

Examples of endangered animal and plant species (CITES) are

  • wolf
  • mountain fox
  • wolverine
  • egg from endangered bird species
  • elephant
  • leopard
  • tiger
  • some crocodile and snake species
  • some orchids and cacti

More information on endangered animal and plant species and how to apply for a permit is available from the Norwegian Environment Agency.

If you are resident in Norway and have been abroad on holiday, you may bring certain items that contain or are made of endangered plant and animal species without applying for a permit.