Are you importing medicine containing doping or euphoriant substances?
If you import medicine containing doping or euphoriant substances to Denmark, it may be illegal, and you could be reported to the police. It makes no difference if you bring back the medicine from another country or have it sent to you. Certain conditions must be met for it to be legal.
Some of the medicines you use might contain ingredients that are considered doping substances or euphoriant substances. The illegal import of doping or euphoriant substances is a police matter and could be a quite serious offence. So, it is worth the trouble to study the rules that regulate the import of medicine containing doping or euphoriant substances.
Does your medicine contain doping or euphoriant substances?
For private individuals it can be difficult to know if the medicine they take contains doping or euphoriant substances.
If you want to see which substances are considered euphoriant in Denmark, please see the lists in the schedules of the executive order on euphoriant substances (in Danish only).
Import of medicines containing doping substances
The import of medicines containing doping substances is governed by the same rules that apply to the import of regular medicine. You can read more about the rules here:
Please be aware that it is illegal as a private individual to possess doping substances in Denmark, unless it is for disease prevention or treatment and is prescribed by a doctor. To prove this, you need to carry a prescription for the medicine when you import it to Denmark and while you stay in Denmark.
You could be asked to show documentation that you meet the conditions for importing the medicine legally. We therefore advise you to keep the prescription from the doctor and your receipt for the medicine purchase.
We refer cases of illegal import of medicines containing doping substances to the police.
Import of medicines containing euphoriant substances
The import of medicines containing euphoriant substances in consignments is not permitted no matter which country it is sent from. This means that it is not legal to buy medicine containing euphoriant substances online and have it posted from, say, Sweden or the USA. Illegal imports like these will be handed over to the police.
When entering Denmark
On entry into Denmark, private individuals are allowed to bring medicines containing euphoriant substances listed on schedules B, C, D and E of the executive order on euphoriant substances, but only in quantities corresponding to 30 days of personal use. In addition, it must be legal to sell the medicine to private individuals in the country where it was bought and must be for personal use as part of disease prevention or treatment of human beings.
Be aware that on entry into Denmark, you could be asked to show documentation to prove the medicine you bring is for your own personal use and is sold legally. We therefore advise you to keep the prescription from the doctor and your receipt for the medicine purchase.
However, on entry into Denmark, private individuals are not allowed to bring medicines containing substances on schedule A of the executive order on euphoriant substances.
In the schedules of the executive order on euphoriant substances, you can see if a substance is euphoriant and the list it appears on.
When you import medicine, it is your responsibility to ensure the import is legal.
Ask us if you are not sure if a product is a medicine or if you are allowed to import it to Denmark.
If you break the rules, the case will be referred to the police
If you import medicine containing doping or euphoriant substances illegally, the case will be referred to the police for processing.
Read more in the executive order on private individuals' import of medicines (in Danish only)