Sending medicinal products - regulations for import and export

Importing medicinal products by mail to Sweden from a country within the EEA

Under certain circumstances it is allowed to import medicinal products by mail from an EEA country (EU together with Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) corresponding to a supply sufficient for a maximum of one year. 

The medicinal product must be approved in both Sweden and the exporting country, and must have been legally obtained for medicinal purposes from a pharmacy or equivalent. If a prescription for the product is required in one or both countries, this must be issued by authorized prescriber (doctor, pharmacist, or equivalent) within the EEA. You must yourself be able to show that these requirements are met.

The medicinal product must be intended for your personal use or for the treatment of your pet, which can be shown for example by the pharmacy label with your name on it, by a prescription, or by a doctor's certificate.

Note that medicinal products classified as narcotics and products covered by the law concerning prohibition of certain doping substances may not be imported into Sweden for personal use by mail.

Importing medicinal products by mail to Sweden from a country outside the EEA

It is prohibited to import any medicinal products for personal use to Sweden by mail from a country outside the EEA countries (EU together with Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway).
If you are not sure if your product is a medicinal product or not, please see Is it a medicinal product?

Sending medicinal products from Sweden to another country

If medicinal products are sent from Sweden, the receiving country’s import regulations apply. Please contact the embassy of the receiving country for information (see the link under Related information for a list of Foreign Embassies in Sweden).

 
 

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