Medicines cannot be purchased from the UK by mail after no-deal Brexit
See Fimea's webnews 31.12.2020
A no-deal withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU would affect both the ordering and personal import of medicines.
After 31 December 2020, medicines may no longer be received from the UK by mail, unless a potential trade agreement has effect on the matter to the contrary. After the end of the transition period at the turn of the year, the import of medicines from the UK would be subject to the import restrictions applicable to countries outside the European Economic Area.
It is forbidden to receive medicines sent from outside the EEA. Medicines may be ordered and received from other parts of the European Economic Area for personal use under certain conditions. Be sure to check the restrictions before ordering medicines and make sure that you only deal with a legitimate online pharmacy.
The amount of medicines that can be imported from the UK will also decrease, unless a potential trade agreement has effect on the matter to the contrary. From the beginning of 2021, medicines may only be imported from the UK in a quantity equalling a three months’ dose. From the EU area, medicines may be imported in an amount equivalent to one year’s use. Medicines classified as narcotics are subject to separate restrictions.
- Sami Paaskoski, Senior Pharmaceutical Inspector, tel. + 358 29 522 3237
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