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Denmark Customs Information

Customs Information

Please take a moment to review important customs information before shipping to Denmark.

Personal Effects Customs Clearance Denmark

In most cases, Danish customs normally only require a packing list confirming the contents are used personal effects for duty free customs clearance.

Should the consignee be relocating to Denmark having been living in another country for one year or more, Danish customs may request  further information for duty free clearance, including a passport copy, residence permit, flight tickets showing the consignee's arrival in Denmark from the country they are shipping from, proof of address in both Denmark and the shipping country, and an additional customs declaration.  

Should additional information be required our courier partner in Denmark will contact the consignee directly to request this. If they are unable to reach the consignee or do not receive the additional information required immediately, shipments may be cleared with duty and taxes applied, and/or incur storage charges.  The consignee should ensure they provide a local Danish contact number they can be reached on.

General Personal Effects Customs Information

Personal effects are typically defined as used items which have been in the sender's possession for 6 months or more. If your shipment is checked by  customs and is found to contain brand new or commercial items, you shipment may not be assessed as personal effects. Keep this in mind if you are sending Christmas gifts or other new items. Please check with customs so you are aware of potential customs duties, follow any advice given and attach all necessary documentation.

In order to demonstrate that your shipment consists of personal effects, you will be required to complete a brief non-generic packing list online, entries to be made in the format: "5 x Cotton Dresses, 2 x Jeans, 3 x Pair of Gloves", and so on, rather than as "10 x Used Clothing".

As customs processes and allowances vary by country, we advise all customers take 5 minutes to check how their personal circumstances and what they are sending will be assessed under the prevailing customs regulations of the destination.

More information is available on our customs information page.

Customs Clearance Time

Most shipments on this route will not be stopped by customs, however, when a bag is stopped by customs for any reason (missing documentation, impromptu inspection, prohibited contents, commercial contents or further information required) Send My Bag records how long customs hold it for. Our historical statistics for this route indicate that if the customs authority stops your bag they will on average take 1 working day to process it and release it back to us for delivery.

Shipping Gifts to Denmark

Danish customs allow duty-free entry for gifts with a maximum value of 360 DKK (€44). If the shipment's value exceeds 360 DKK (€44) duty & tax will be applicable to the entire shipment.

The Danish definition of a gift is a shipment that happens ‘occasionally’, includes only goods that are intended for the recipient or their family’s personal use and the shipment is sent without an exchange of money between the shipper and receiver.

Personal Effects Customs Clearance Denmark

In most cases, Danish customs normally only require a packing list confirming the contents are used personal effects for duty free customs clearance.

Should the consignee be relocating to Denmark having been living in another country for one year or more, Danish customs may request  further information for duty free clearance, including a passport copy, residence permit, flight tickets showing the consignee's arrival in Denmark from the country they are shipping from, proof of address in both Denmark and the shipping country, and an additional customs declaration.  

Should additional information be required our courier partner in Denmark will contact the consignee directly to request this. If they are unable to reach the consignee or do not receive the additional information required immediately, shipments may be cleared with duty and taxes applied, and/or incur storage charges.  The consignee should ensure they provide a local Danish contact number they can be reached on.

General Personal Effects Customs Information

Personal effects are typically defined as used items which have been in the sender's possession for 6 months or more. If your shipment is checked by  customs and is found to contain brand new or commercial items, you shipment may not be assessed as personal effects. Keep this in mind if you are sending Christmas gifts or other new items. Please check with customs so you are aware of potential customs duties, follow any advice given and attach all necessary documentation.

In order to demonstrate that your shipment consists of personal effects, you will be required to complete a brief non-generic packing list online, entries to be made in the format: "5 x Cotton Dresses, 2 x Jeans, 3 x Pair of Gloves", and so on, rather than as "10 x Used Clothing".

As customs processes and allowances vary by country, we advise all customers take 5 minutes to check how their personal circumstances and what they are sending will be assessed under the prevailing customs regulations of the destination.

More information is available on our customs information page.

Customs Clearance Time

Most shipments on this route will not be stopped by customs, however, when a bag is stopped by customs for any reason (missing documentation, impromptu inspection, prohibited contents, commercial contents or further information required) Send My Bag records how long customs hold it for. Our historical statistics for this route indicate that if the customs authority stops your bag they will on average take 1 working day to process it and release it back to us for delivery.

Shipping Gifts to Denmark

Danish customs allow duty-free entry for gifts with a maximum value of 360 DKK (€44). If the shipment's value exceeds 360 DKK (€44) duty & tax will be applicable to the entire shipment.

The Danish definition of a gift is a shipment that happens ‘occasionally’, includes only goods that are intended for the recipient or their family’s personal use and the shipment is sent without an exchange of money between the shipper and receiver.

Prohibited Items

Prohibited Items

With Send My Bag™ you can travel with almost everything you would normally find in luggage, for security and customs reasons however certain items are prohibited, please find these listed below.

On EU standard services (not express) and all UK and US domestic services you may send:

  • Shower gel.
  • Toothpaste.
  • Other non flammable and non alcohol based liquids, pastes & gels for use on holiday.

Nail varnish, perfume and aerosols are not permitted. If these items are included in your luggage it may be returned to you.

Whilst non alcohol based liquids are permitted, damage caused by leakage is not covered by complimentary cover and therefore only small amounts should be sent. If an x-ray shows liquids of any type security may stop your bag for inspection.

A maximum of 1 lithium battery is permitted per shipment (excludes to / from Australia) when it is contained within a working personal electronic device such as a mobile phone. Review our battery policy. The following items are prohibited at all times:

  • Aerosols or any other pressurised containers;
  • Alcohol based or Flammable Liquids, Pastes and Gels of any type including, but not limited to, nail varnish and perfume;
  • Toner Cartridges;
  • Loose Batteries & Power Banks;
  • No more than ONE device containing a lithium battery in line with our battery policy OR when shipping to / from Australia or China, NO device containing any kind of battery;
  • Tracking devices such as AirTags;
  • Animals and Animal products;
  • Firearms and firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, weapons (including imitations of same);
  • Flowers and plant products;
  • Human remains or ashes;
  • Medical samples;
  • Items that require a temperature controlled environment;
  • Pornography;
  • Prescription drugs and pharmaceutical products;
  • Tobacco and vaping products regardless of nicotine content;
  • Religious Artefacts
  • Foodstuffs, perishable, animal origin and controlled food articles and beverages including, but not limited to: Fruit & vegetables, dairy products (including dried products containing dairy such as milk chocolate and protein powder), meat, fish, nuts, seeds, wine, beer, spirits and champagne; or
  • Packages that are wet, leaking or emit an odour of any kind;
  • Valuables and high value items including but not limited to antiques, paintings, jewellery, precious stones and electrical equipment (low value electrical equipment is permitted but sent at the owner's risk);
  • Cash or other forms of tradeable currency;
  • Credit cards;
  • Passports or other confidential personal documentation;
  • Irreplaceable items;
  • Other Dangerous / hazardous goods;
  • Counterfeit goods;
  • Items from sanctioned countries;
  • Other illegal or restricted goods.

More information is available under section 11 of our terms of service.

Additional prohibited items for Denmark

  • Single use plastics including cutlery, plates, straws, cotton bud sticks, and food containers and cups made of polystyrene.

Items Excluded From Cover

The following items will be accepted but are sent at your risk and are not included under complimentary cover:

  • Electrical Items, including but not limited to; Tablets, Mobile Phones, Computers, Hi-Fis, TVs.
  • Glass & Porcelain.
  • Any other non standard excess baggage items.

If you choose to send any of the above please ensure you package the item appropriately, for example a TV inside a suitcase is not appropriate.

On EU standard services (not express) and all UK and US domestic services you may send:

  • Shower gel.
  • Toothpaste.
  • Other non flammable and non alcohol based liquids, pastes & gels for use on holiday.

Nail varnish, perfume and aerosols are not permitted. If these items are included in your luggage it may be returned to you.

Whilst non alcohol based liquids are permitted, damage caused by leakage is not covered by complimentary cover and therefore only small amounts should be sent. If an x-ray shows liquids of any type security may stop your bag for inspection.

A maximum of 1 lithium battery is permitted per shipment (excludes to / from Australia) when it is contained within a working personal electronic device such as a mobile phone. Review our battery policy. The following items are prohibited at all times:

  • Aerosols or any other pressurised containers;
  • Alcohol based or Flammable Liquids, Pastes and Gels of any type including, but not limited to, nail varnish and perfume;
  • Toner Cartridges;
  • Loose Batteries & Power Banks;
  • No more than ONE device containing a lithium battery in line with our battery policy OR when shipping to / from Australia or China, NO device containing any kind of battery;
  • Tracking devices such as AirTags;
  • Animals and Animal products;
  • Firearms and firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, weapons (including imitations of same);
  • Flowers and plant products;
  • Human remains or ashes;
  • Medical samples;
  • Items that require a temperature controlled environment;
  • Pornography;
  • Prescription drugs and pharmaceutical products;
  • Tobacco and vaping products regardless of nicotine content;
  • Religious Artefacts
  • Foodstuffs, perishable, animal origin and controlled food articles and beverages including, but not limited to: Fruit & vegetables, dairy products (including dried products containing dairy such as milk chocolate and protein powder), meat, fish, nuts, seeds, wine, beer, spirits and champagne; or
  • Packages that are wet, leaking or emit an odour of any kind;
  • Valuables and high value items including but not limited to antiques, paintings, jewellery, precious stones and electrical equipment (low value electrical equipment is permitted but sent at the owner's risk);
  • Cash or other forms of tradeable currency;
  • Credit cards;
  • Passports or other confidential personal documentation;
  • Irreplaceable items;
  • Other Dangerous / hazardous goods;
  • Counterfeit goods;
  • Items from sanctioned countries;
  • Other illegal or restricted goods.

More information is available under section 11 of our terms of service.

Additional prohibited items for Denmark

  • Single use plastics including cutlery, plates, straws, cotton bud sticks, and food containers and cups made of polystyrene.

Items Excluded From Cover

The following items will be accepted but are sent at your risk and are not included under complimentary cover:

  • Electrical Items, including but not limited to; Tablets, Mobile Phones, Computers, Hi-Fis, TVs.
  • Glass & Porcelain.
  • Any other non standard excess baggage items.

If you choose to send any of the above please ensure you package the item appropriately, for example a TV inside a suitcase is not appropriate.

A maximum of 1 lithium battery is permitted per shipment (excludes to / from Australia) when it is contained within a working personal electronic device such as a mobile phone. Review our battery policy.

  • Aerosols or any other pressurised containers;
  • Liquids, Pastes and Gels of any type (including nail varnish and perfume);
  • Toner Cartridges;
  • Loose Batteries & Power Banks;
  • No more than ONE device containing a lithium battery in line with our battery policy OR when shipping to / from Australia or China, NO device containing any kind of battery;
  • Tracking devices such as AirTags;
  • Animals and Animal products;
  • Firearms and firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, weapons (including imitations and toys of same);
  • Flowers and plant products;
  • Human remains or ashes;
  • Medical samples;
  • Items that require a temperature controlled environment;
  • Pornography;
  • Prescription drugs and pharmaceutical products;
  • Tobacco and vaping products regardless of nicotine content;
  • Religious Artefacts
  • Foodstuffs, perishable, animal origin and controlled food articles and beverages including, but not limited to: Fruit & vegetables, dairy products (including dried products containing dairy such as milk chocolate and protein powder), meat, fish, nuts, seeds, wine, beer, spirits and champagne; or
  • Packages that are wet, leaking or emit an odour of any kind;
  • Valuables and high value items including but not limited to antiques, paintings, jewellery, precious stones and electrical equipment (low value electrical equipment is permitted but sent at the owner's risk);
  • Cash or other forms of tradeable currency;
  • Credit cards;
  • Passports or other confidential personal documentation;
  • Irreplaceable items;
  • Other Dangerous / hazardous goods;
  • Counterfeit goods;
  • Items from sanctioned countries;
  • Other illegal or restricted goods.

More information is available under section 11 of our terms of service.

Additional prohibited items for Denmark

  • Single use plastics including cutlery, plates, straws, cotton bud sticks, and food containers and cups made of polystyrene.

Items excluded from cover

The following items will be accepted but are sent at your risk and are not included under complimentary cover:

  • Electrical Items, including but not limited to; Tablets, Mobile Phones, Computers, Hi-Fis, TVs.
  • Glass & Porcelain.
  • Any other non standard excess baggage items.

If you choose to send any of the above please ensure you package the item appropriately, for example a TV inside a suitcase is not appropriate.

A maximum of 1 lithium battery is permitted per shipment (excludes to / from Australia) when it is contained within a working personal electronic device such as a mobile phone. Review our battery policy.

  • Aerosols or any other pressurised containers;
  • Liquids, Pastes and Gels of any type (including nail varnish and perfume);
  • Toner Cartridges;
  • Loose Batteries & Power Banks;
  • No more than ONE device containing a lithium battery in line with our battery policy OR when shipping to / from Australia or China, NO device containing any kind of battery;
  • Tracking devices such as AirTags;
  • Animals and Animal products;
  • Firearms and firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, weapons (including imitations and toys of same);
  • Flowers and plant products;
  • Human remains or ashes;
  • Medical samples;
  • Items that require a temperature controlled environment;
  • Pornography;
  • Prescription drugs and pharmaceutical products;
  • Tobacco and vaping products regardless of nicotine content;
  • Religious Artefacts
  • Foodstuffs, perishable, animal origin and controlled food articles and beverages including, but not limited to: Fruit & vegetables, dairy products (including dried products containing dairy such as milk chocolate and protein powder), meat, fish, nuts, seeds, wine, beer, spirits and champagne; or
  • Packages that are wet, leaking or emit an odour of any kind;
  • Valuables and high value items including but not limited to antiques, paintings, jewellery, precious stones and electrical equipment (low value electrical equipment is permitted but sent at the owner's risk);
  • Cash or other forms of tradeable currency;
  • Credit cards;
  • Passports or other confidential personal documentation;
  • Irreplaceable items;
  • Other Dangerous / hazardous goods;
  • Counterfeit goods;
  • Items from sanctioned countries;
  • Other illegal or restricted goods.

More information is available under section 11 of our terms of service.

Additional prohibited items for Denmark

  • Single use plastics including cutlery, plates, straws, cotton bud sticks, and food containers and cups made of polystyrene.

Items excluded from cover

The following items will be accepted but are sent at your risk and are not included under complimentary cover:

  • Electrical Items, including but not limited to; Tablets, Mobile Phones, Computers, Hi-Fis, TVs.
  • Glass & Porcelain.
  • Any other non standard excess baggage items.

If you choose to send any of the above please ensure you package the item appropriately, for example a TV inside a suitcase is not appropriate.

Why Ship to Denmark?

Why Ship to Denmark?

Denmark is a great destination for those who like outdoor activities, whether it’s hiking, boating or fishing, and many travellers prefer to take their own equipment with them. Send My Bag can help you transport your excess baggage and sports equipment from your home to anywhere in Denmark quickly and securely.

We have fantastic rates and you won’t have the hassle of checking in your luggage or waiting for it at the luggage carousel. Our service is great for tourists that want to travel light but still have access to all their items when they reach their destination.

Our carrier service is also a great choice for students relocating to and from Denmark. Students can pack the items they need ‒ books, clothes, DVDs, etc. ‒ into a box or suitcase and have it arrive at their student accommodation.

Send Luggage to Denmark

Send Luggage to Denmark

If you are going on an activity holiday to Denmark, or if you are moving there permanently, you can send your things to Denmark with Send My Bag. This way, you will be able to bring many more items than you could if just checking in a couple of bags into an airplane’s hold. You can also avoid having to wait around at bag drop or luggage carousels and get on with enjoying the journey. Send My Bag has many international routes, with affordable rates for each route up to a massive 30 kg. To find out more about sending luggage to Denmark, visit our ‘How it works’ page, or our ‘FAQs’.

Removals to Denmark

Removals to Denmark

If you are attracted by Denmark’s quality of living, and are moving there for good, you will need to look into international removals to Denmark in order to transport all of your possessions. Before you hand over anything to the movers, however, ensure that all your items are carefully packaged so that they won’t get damaged in transit. Use appropriate packaging for your items and secure everything well.


Student Shipping to Denmark

Student Shipping to Denmark

Top universities in Denmark include the University of Copenhagen, the Technical University of Denmark and Aarhus University. If you are going to study in Denmark, you can send all your items with Send My Bag so that you can quickly and easily set up home in your student accommodation. Find out more about student shipping with Send My Bag and how to claim your student discount.

Sending a Parcel to Denmark

Sending a Parcel to Denmark

You could send a parcel to Denmark with Send My Bag. Friends and family could use this option to send you a care package or to forward something that you have left behind. You should choose a good sturdy box when sending a parcel to Denmark and seal it up well so nothing gets damaged in transit. Also, make sure you know about the rules regarding brand new items. Read more on our parcel shipping information page to find out what you are permitted to send with Send My Bag, and how to package your items.

Ways of Shipping to Denmark

Ways of Shipping to Denmark

You should make yourself aware of the various options available for shipping to Denmark, especially if you are moving there for a long period of time. Some options will make more sense for you than others. You can choose between several different options for international shipping to Denmark. 


Send Golf Clubs to Denmark

Send Golf Clubs to Denmark

There are around 150 golf courses to choose from in Denmark, of which Scandinavian, Lübker and Esbjerg are among the best. If you want to take in a few rounds of golf on your trip to Denmark, you can do so with your own clubs, by shipping them to Denmark with Send My Bag. You won’t have to drag your clubs behind you and you will also avoid any oversized baggage fees from your airline. So consider sending your golf clubs with Send My Bag. Make sure you find out how best to prepare your golf clubs for transit by visiting Send My Bag's information page on how to send golf clubs.

Send your Bike to Denmark

Send your Bike to Denmark

Denmark is a fantastic cycling destination, with lots of dedicated cycle routes and generally flat terrain. Why not take in the Danish scenery on your bike by shipping your bicycle to Denmark with Send My Bag? Send your bike to your first hotel and have it picked up again at your final accommodation. Learn more about bike shipping with Send My Bag.

About Denmark

About Denmark

The Scandinavian country of Denmark is situated on the Northern border of Germany and consists of the Jutland peninsula and a number of islands, including two major ones ‒ Zealand, which has Denmark’s capital Copenhagen, and Funen, the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen. 

You can visit some wonderful and fascinating cities and towns in Denmark. Copenhagen – Denmark’s capital city ‒ offers something for everyone, from cultural and historical experiences to luxury shopping and a vibrant night life. Then you have Aalborg. A historical city with a picturesque centre, Aalborg hosts the biggest carnival in Northern Europe and is also famous for its nightlife.

Ribe is Denmark’s oldest town and is home to some of the best preserved medieval buildings in the world. And Billund, situated in Jutland, is the birthplace of the world’s best loved toy, LEGO. Legoland is Denmark’s most visited tourist attraction outside of Copenhagen and is great for families.

The official language of Denmark is Danish, although English is widely spoken as a second language (close to 90% of Denmark’s population speak English). Many Danes also speak German due to its proximity to the country. It’s also part of the EU, but uses the Danish krone rather than the Euro.

With its large coastline, Denmark offers tourists ample opportunities for fishing, both on the coast and in freshwater. A permit is needed for costal fishing and for many freshwater spots, although some do offer you the chance to fish for a small fee.

Another activity popular with tourists is hiking. There are many trails throughout the country, most of which are interconnected and encompass a range of accommodation and attractions along the trail. Because of its fair weather, Denmark makes a great destination for activity holidays or relaxing breaks away.

Please explore this page further to find out about Send My Bag’s shipping service to Denmark.

Other Ways of Shipping to Denmark

Other Ways of Shipping to Denmark

As well as sending parcels, baggage and luggage to Denmark you could look into the following alternatives for shipping items internationally, especially if you need to send large, bulky items like furniture.

Air Freight to Denmark

Air freight is one option for sending big bulky items, such as a writing desk or a chest of drawers, to Denmark. Sending items by air freight usually takes one to two days, which is normally faster than sea freight shipping, but generally more expensive. What you have to pay will depend on the weight and size of your shipment. You will probably also have to use the services of a customs agent to handle customs clearance. And, you need to work out how to get your items to and from the airport, which means that costs could quickly mount up. If you send internationally by air freight to Denmark your items will likely arrive at one of the major airports, such as Copenhagen, Aarhus or Esbjerg Airports.

Sea Freight and Container Shipping to Denmark

Instead of air freight, you could try sea freight or container shipping to move your possessions to Denmark. Again, this option is usually used when transporting large items, like a snooker table or a wardrobe. Sea freight usually means shipping items in large containers loaded onto cargo ships. It can be cheaper than air freight, but you will still need to use the services of a customs agent and will need to sort out how to get your items to and from the ports, which means it could cost more than expected. When using container shipping to Denmark your items will most likely arrive by ship at one of the major sea ports, such as Copenhagen, Aarhus or Esbjerg.

Shipping Goods to Denmark

You need to find out about the current customs rules when shipping goods to Denmark. You should be fully aware of any duty that needs to be paid and what items are permitted to be shipped to Denmark, which items are restricted, and which are entirely forbidden. Take a look at the prohibited items and customs sections on this page for more information.