06. What are the restrictions for importing narcotic and psychotropic medicinal products?

In the case of medicinal products covered by the provisions of the Act and Regulations on Habit Forming and Narcotic Substances No. 65/1974 and No 233/2001, respectively, and which are included on lists N-I, N-II, N-III and N-IV of the International Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961 and lists P-I, P-II and P-III of the International Convention on Psychotropic Substances of 1971 to which Iceland is a party, the following shall apply to their importation:

An individual who is resident in a country which is a member of the Schengen Treaty may take along medicinal products, for personal use and which have been prescribed in a legitimate manner, equivalent to up to 30 days use. The same shall apply to individuals resident outside the Schengen area, except that they may only take along medicinal products for 14 days use.

Medicinal products covered by these provisions may not be imported through mail.

The import also needs to fulfill requirements of regulation No. 212/1998 (see answer to question No. 5 above).

Information on which medicinal product are included in the INCB lists can be found in the unofficial English translation of Regulation No. 233/2001 on habit forming and narcotic substances and other controlled substances,

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