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Legality of Kratom

Legality of Kratom across Europe varies from country to country.

Kratom in certain countries is out-right prohibited or heavily restricted. In other countries kratom’s legal situation is unclear. The European Kratom Alliance wants to charter the pathway towards standardisation and legalisation of Kratom in Europe.  

Below you can find more about the legal status of Kratom in various countries.

If you do find our registry to be incomplete, we would appreciate it if you would be so kind to send us an e-mail.

Albania Currently legal
Austria Currently legal
Belarus Illegal
Belgium Currently legal
Bosnia Currently legal
Bulgaria Illegal since 2011
Croatia Currently legal
Cyprus Considered a psychotropic substance since 04/2021
Czech Republic Currently legal
Denmark Regulated as controlled substance
Estonia Illegal since 2015
Finland Regulated as a controlled substance
France Illegal since January 2020
Germany Legal if not for human consumption
Greece Currently legal
Hungary Currently legal
Iceland Illegal
Ireland Illegal since 2017
Italy Illegal since August 2016
Kosovo Currently legal
Latvia Illegal
Lithuania Illegal since 2008
Luxembourg Illegal since 2012
Malta Currently legal
Moldova Illegal since 2010
Montenegro Currently legal
Netherlands Currently legal
North Macedonia Currently legal
Norway Controlled substance
Poland Illegal since 2009
Portugal Controlled psychoactive substance since 2013
Romania Illegal since 2010
Russia Illegal since 2011
Spain Legal
Sweden Controlled substance
Serbia Undefined
Slovakia Illegal since 2021
Slovenia Illegal since January 2019
Switzerland Illegal since October 2017
Turkey Illegal since 2014
Ukraine Legal
United Kingdom Illegal since March 2016