Customs regulations & VAT refunds

Regardless of your destination, you can buy perfumes, cosmetics, wine and spirits in the TAX FREE-Shop. If you are travelling outside the EU, you can buy duty free tobacco products.

Note: On the Danish Tax and Customs Administration's website you can check the current customs regulations for your specific destination. The site has an English version. 

Here you can seek information on customs rules before your departure, during your journey and see what you are allowed to bring home.

Schengen cooperation

The Schengen cooperation is a passport union in the EU and has no influence on what you can and cannot buy.

EU member states:
Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary and Austria.

The Canary Islands, Aland Islands, Greenland and the Faroe Islands. When you travel to these destinations, you can also buy duty free tobacco.

VAT Refund

Danish prices include 25 percent Value Added Tax (VAT). It is refundable to persons who are non-EU residents and who are travelling to a non-EU destination. 

The amount can only be paid out in Denmark if Denmark is the final EU destination before your home country/end destination.

For purchases made at shops outside the airport:

  • A refund of between 13% and 19% of the total price of the item is made, depending on the amount.
  • Purchases of at least DKK 300 must have been made in a single shop (for Norwegians at least DKK 1,200 per item).
  • The shop will issue a cheque on request, if you are resident outside the EU.
  • The cheque is stamped by SKAT (the Danish tax authority) in Terminal 3 (Danish, Swedish, Finnish and Norwegian Global Blue cheques are stamped by Global Blue. Danish and Norwegian Tax Free Worldwide Denmark cheques are stamped by Tax Free Worldwide Denmark)
  • The amount can be withdrawn from Global Blue or Tax Free Worldwide Denmark (Danske Bank).
  • Outside opening hours, SKAT in Terminal 3 will stamp all cheques.

For purchases made at the airport shops:

  • A refund between 13 – 19 % of the total price of the item is made.
  • Purchases of at least DKK 300 must have been made in a single shop (for Norwegians at least DKK 1,200 per item).
  • The passenger is travelling directly to a destination outside the EU.
  • The shop at the airport deducts VAT at the checkout. However, on stopovers to another EU country, the above procedure may be used.

For Norwegians or persons residing in Norway, the following applies:

  • The item concerned must cost at least DKK 1,200.
  • Norwegian Customs must be contacted for payment of import VAT before a refund of the Danish VAT is made.

If you have any questions regarding repayment, please contact:

Global Blue Danmark A/S
Tel.: +45 3250 2923
Fax: +45 3252 5561


Tax Free worldwide Danmark = Planet Tax Free