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Import of food for personal use

Personal imports of food products of animal origin (e.g. meat and dairy products) may pose a threat to animal health in Iceland and the EEA, as they may carry various pathogens that cause animal diseases.

Personal import of meat and dairy products from third countries (non-EU/non-EEA countries) to Iceland, in personal luggage or by post, is therefore prohibited

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The following exceptions apply to personal import of food from third countries:

  • Meat and dairy products from Andorra, Liechtenstein, San Marino and Switzerland
  • Eviscerated fresh fishery products or prepared fishery products, or processed fishery products provided that their combined quantity does not exceed the weight limit of 20 kg or the weight of one fish, whichever weight is the highest
  • Fishery products from the Faroe Islands
  • Meat and dairy products from the Faroe Islands or Greenland, provided that their combined quantity does not exceed the weight limit of 10 kg
  • Up to 2 kg of powdered infant milk, infant food and special foods required for medical reasons, provided that the products:
    - do not require refrigeration before opening
    - are packaged proprietary brand products for direct sale to the final consumer
    - that the packaging is unbroken unless in current use
  • Up to 2 kg of petfood required for health-related reasons, provided that the products:
    - are shelf-stable
    - are packaged proprietary brand products for direct sale to the final consumer
    - that the packaging is unbroken unless in current use
  • Up to 2 kg of other animal products, such as honey, live oysters, live mussels and snails
  • Up to 2 kg of canned animal products with an F0-value of 3.00 or higher
Passengers travelling to Iceland from EEA countries are allowed to bring food products of animal origin for personal consumption

 

Updated 17.01.2020
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