Importation by Individuals of Medicinal Products for Personal Use

All imports of medicinal products for personal use to Iceland must be according to Regulation No. 212/1998 on importation by individuals of medicinal products for personal use.

Criteria for import of medicinal products for personal use, if permitted

Individuals may import medicinal products for their personal use, provided these medicinal products have been acquired by legitimate means for human use.

An individual must be able to produce a physician‘s certificate, a prescription or other written declaration, together with instructions for use, which provide satisfactory proof that the medicinal products have been acquired by legitimate means and that they are necessary to the individual in the amount specified.

I. Personal import from EEA States

According to Article 3 of Regulation No. 212/1998 an individual can take in their luggage, when entering Iceland, or import through the mail from European Economic Area (EEA) states, medicinal products for his/her personal use in a quantity equivalent to no more than 100 days‘ use.

The import may not conflict with restrictions in Article 5 and Article 6 on import of psychotropics, narcotics, anabolic steroids and growth hormones.

II. Personal import from non-EEA states

According to Article 3 of Regulation No. 212/1998 an individual can take along, when entering Iceland from states outside the EEA, medicinal products for his/her personal use in a quantity equivalent to no more than 100 days‘ use.

Medicinal products can not be imported through the mail from states outside the EEA.

The import may not conflict with restrictions in Article 5 and Article 6 on import of psychotropics, narcotics, anabolic steroids and growth hormones.

III. Exception from Article no. 3-5

The Icelandic Medicines Agency has in exceptional circumstances, where life and health of an individual is deemed to be at risk the authority to grant exemptions from Article 3 – 5 of the Regulation.

In handling applications for an exception from Article 3 – 5 of the Regulation the applicant needs to produce a physician‘s certificate with instructions for use, which provides satisfactory proof that the life and health of the person is at risk. The IMA reserves the right to perform an independant evaluation of said document.