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European Union (EU) Regulations for taking a pet dog, cat or ferret to Denmark from within the EU, from rabies free countries or from a country with a low incidence of rabies. New pet import regulations for the EU in effect on December 29, 2014.

Denmark does not quarantine healthy pets (cats, dogs and ferrets) from the above countries having resided there for the preceeding six (6) months  that meet the following requirements in this order:

  1. Your pet will need an ISO 11784/11785 compliant 15 digit pet microchip implanted by your veterinarian. If your pet has a microchip that is not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, you can bring your own microchip scanner.
  2. If your pet is entering Denmark from a rabies-free or rabies-controlled country, it will need a rabies vaccination no sooner than 21 days** prior to entry and not more than the expiration date of the manufacturer of the vaccine. If your dog, cat or ferret was not vaccinated after it was fitted with a microchip, it will have to be vaccinated again after the microchip is implanted.
  3. If your pet is entering Denmark from a high-rabies country, your pet must be microchipped, then vaccinated for rabies (in that order). After waiting 30 days, a Blood Titer Test must be administered  (Have your veterinarian scan your pet's microchip prior to the titer test.)  Samples must be processed at approved laboratories. Assuming test results within acceptable limits, your pet can enter Denmark no sooner than 90 days after the date the blood was drawn and avoid quarantine. This step is not required unless entering Denmark from a high rabies country.
  4. If you or a legal representative are traveling within 5 days of your pet, an accredited veterinarian must then complete an bi-lingual Annex IV for Denmark within 10 days of entry for endorsement by the USDA or CFIA if traveling from the United States or Canada. If you are entering Denmark from another EU country, then have your veterinarian update an EU Blue Pet Passport for your pet.
  5. If you or a legal representative are not traveling within 5 days of your pet, an accredited veterinarian must then complete a bi-lingual Annex I for Denmark within 48 hours of entry for endorsement by the USDA or CFIA if traveling from the United States or Canada. If you are entering Denmark from another EU country, then have your veterinarian update an EU Blue Pet Passport for your pet. See additional commercial transport rules below.
  6. Unaccompanied pets traveling as manifest cargo will need a health certificate issued within 10 days of travel. Your airlines may also require a health certificate even if your pet is traveling with you in the cabin or as checked baggage.

This completes a passport for your dog, cat or ferret to enter Denmark.

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**Once your pet has entered Denmark, a 21 day waiting period is not required for subsequent visits, provided rabies boosters are kept up to date, and the other entry requirements listed above are met.

Effective December 29, 2014: If your pet is entering Denmark by air from outside of the EU and you are unable to travel on the same flight as your pet, you will need to sign a declaration confirming that you do not intend to sell or transfer ownership of your pet. You must show evidence of your travel within 5 days of your pet´s movement.

Effective December 29, 2014: If you are not traveling within 5 days before or after your pet or if you are intending to sell, re-home or change ownership of your dog, cat or ferret, then your pet's transport will be considered a commercial transport, and it will need to meet the following requirements:

Dogs, cats and ferrets from rabies-controlled countries must enter Denmark through the Border Inspection Posts af either Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup or Billund Airport. These border posts must be notified at least 24 hours in advance.

Banned Breeds: the following breeds are not permitted to enter Denmark: Pitt Bull Terrier, Tosa Inu, American Staffordshire Terrier, Fila Brasileiro, Dogo Argentino, American Bulldog, Boerboel, Kangal, Central Asian Shepherd Dog (ovtcharka), Caucasian Shepherd Dog (ovtcharka), South Russian Shepherd Dog (ovtcharka), Tornjak, and Sarplaninac.

Puppies, Kittens and Ferrets: Rabies vaccinations cannot be administered prior to 12 weeks of age. Unvaccinated puppies and kittens can enter Denmark from a EU country or a rabies controlled country with an Application Permit and Breeder Declaration. If your puppy is less than 8 weeks or your kitten is less than 12 weeks, it must be accompanied by its Mother. The puppy or kitten must be transported to a resident of Denmark by the owner or someone representing the owner. It must not be intended for sale or further transfer of ownership. It must be microchipped and accompanied with an EU pet passport or health certificate issued in the country of origin.

If you want to transit your pet through Billund or Copenhagen Airports, then a transit permit will be required.

Unvaccinated ferrets can only enter Denmark from another EU country.

Traveling with more than 5 pets: Effective December 29, 2014: If you are traveling with more than 5 pets over 6 months of age, unless you are traveling to a show or competition, your pets must meet the requirements as listed above (Annex I instead of Annex IV form), travel from a registered premesis, use a licensed transporter, register the transport on the TRACES system, and also enter Denmark through a Border Inspection Post (if you are traveling from outside of the EU).

Exporting Pets from Denmark: effective December 29, 2014, all dogs, cats and ferrets leaving Denmark must be microchipped, vaccinated for rabies (in that order) and wait 21 days before leaving the country. If you are planning to take your pet on a trip to a country with a high incidence of rabies and returning to Denmark, your veterinarian should do a Blood Titer Test before you leave the country.

Failure to comply with these regulations will mean that your pet will be refused entry or returned to the country of origin or placed in quarantine, all at the expense of the person responsible for your pet.

Inspection: All domestic dogs and cats must be free of evidence of disease communicable to humans when examined at the port of entry to Denmark. If your dog or cat is not in apparent good health, further examination by a licensed veterinarian may be required at your expense.

Other Animals: Birds, invertebrates, tropical fish, reptiles, amphibia, mammals such as rodents and rabbits are not subject to requirements of rabies vaccination, but may have to meet other requirements and should have a health certificate to enter Denmark. Pet owners are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of the country of destination.

If your pet is not a dog, cat or ferret, and especially if it is a turtle or parrot, you should verify that it is not protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITIES).  You will need to apply for additional permits if this is the case. Search their database. Over 180 countries participate and enforce CITIES regulations. Read more about CITIES.

Veterinary Certificate: All countries have unique veterinary certificates. This form may differ from the veterinary certificate issued by veterinarians in the United States. (APHIS 7001) It is an essential part of the cat or dog passport.

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hi,I am in Denmark currently and if i want to import my two little cats(more than two months)from Sri lanka to denmark, what is the procedure in Sri Lanka??
Posted on 2014-06-21 16:16:48.0
I am currently staying in Denmark on deputation fro work purpose. My parents are coming to visit me for 2 weeks along with my pet dog. Can you please tell me the process for bringing my dog for 2/3 weeks from India to Demark and back.
Posted on 2014-07-22 04:41:19.0
You will need to have your pet microchipped, then vaccinated for rabies. No sooner than 30 days after the day of the vet visit, have your vet do a Blood Titer Test. Assuming acceptable results, your pet can enter Denmark 90 days after the date the blood was drawn. You will also need an Annex II form. You can find details here and links to instructions and forms required if you need them:
Posted on 2014-07-24 04:48:45.0
Taniya - if this is your pet's first visit to the EU, it will take 4 months to prepare. You need to have your dog microchipped, then vaccinated for rabies (in that order). No sooner than 30 days after the day of vaccination, your vet will do a Blood Titer Test. Assuming acceptable results, your pet can enter Denmark 90 days after the date the blood was drawn. You will also need an Annex II form. You can find details here and links to instructions and forms required if you need them:
Posted on 2014-07-24 04:51:09.0
Hi, I would like to bring my 9-year old cat from the United States to Denmark. He will need his rabies vaccine updated and does not yet have a microchip. Would he need to be quarantined? How soon after he is given his vaccine and microchip could he enter the country? (I think, if I read this correctly, he would need to visit a vet within 10 days after entering?) Would I be able to bring him back to the United States and avoid quarantine as well?
Posted on 2014-07-30 17:28:17.0
Chris - get your cat microchipped first, then vaccinated for rabies. (that is an EU reguirement that it be done in this order - same vet visit is fine). You will need to wait 21 days (not including the day of the vet visit) to enter Denmark. The Annex II form must be completed within 10 days of travel with an APHIS 7001 form and endorsed by your State USDA office. You can find instructions and forms here if you need them:
Posted on 2014-08-02 19:54:03.0
Hi, we will be bringing our two cats from Turkey to Denmark. Can you tell me if Turkey is considered a high risk country for Rabies please?
Posted on 2014-08-04 10:42:23.0
Donna - unfortunately, Turkey is considered to be a high-rabies country by the EU. A titer test will be required.
Posted on 2014-08-07 03:04:01.0
I am traveling from england to denmark and i have a cat - he is microchipped, vaccinated, has his passport and fit to fly document - what are the restrictions on which airports i can fly into?
Posted on 2014-08-08 15:20:28.0
i have a puppy enquiries from denmark what would the pups need and could they travel to the new owner meeting them in denmark from the uk?
Posted on 2014-08-11 18:22:29.0
Denise - the puppies can travel to Denmark from the UK with an Import Permit and Breeders Application. It must be claimed by the new owner who is a resident of Denmark and not destined for sale. The puppy must be at least 8 weeks old and older if your airline requires it. Many airlines will not carry pups in the hold if they are less than 10-15 weeks so you will need to check with an airline that flies the entire route. They must be microchipped and accompanied with an updated EU pet passport.
Posted on 2014-08-12 04:35:54.0
Katie - your cat needs to enter Denmark at the Border Inspection Post at Copenhagen Airport and Billund Airport.
Posted on 2014-08-12 04:40:10.0
I have someone that is wanting a puppy shipped to them in Denmark (we are in the US). What will I need to do in order to do this?
Posted on 2014-09-10 23:06:29.0
Shauna - if the puppy is under 3 months and thus not vaccinated for rabies, then you will need to have the pup chipped with a 15 digit ISO compliant microchip like this one ( and get an application to import from the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration.( If the pup is 3 months or older, it must be microchipped and vaccinated against rabies and you must wait 21 days after vaccination to transport the pup. There will also be airline restrictions on the age of the pup. If you are a breeder selling a puppy to someone in Denmark, then the transport will be considered commercial. Commercial moves are subject to the rules and regulations of EU Directive 91/496/EEC. You will need a commercial version of the Annex II form for Denmark and the pup will need a health inspection completed by a USDA accredited veterinarian no more than 48 hours prior to departure and this form must be endorsed by your State USDA office.
Posted on 2014-09-13 20:09:15.0
Hi can i travel by car and ferry into denmark with a puppy from the uk . i know about all the documents i need and microchip ect . but i was just wondering if car and ferry entry was allowed when bringing a puppy into denmark?
Posted on 2014-09-28 11:30:59.0
Lee - as long as you or someone acting on your behalf is traveling with your puppy and it is not intended for resale, travel within the EU and Norway is permitted for pets that are microchipped and vaccinated. Your puppy will be permitted to enter by automobile or pet friendly ferry. It should have a chip, rabies vaccination and EU pet passport and not be a breed that is included in the banned breed list for Denmark.
Posted on 2014-09-30 02:19:55.0
Hello, I would like to bring my cat from Hong Kong to Denmark in Jan. The cat with a chip and rabies vaccination. Is there anything else needed? Thanks
Posted on 2014-11-29 16:32:03.0
Hi Winnie - you will need to have a licensed veterinarian complete an Annex II form for Denmark within 10 days of travel. You can find a link to instructions and forms here if you need them: Don't forget to travel with proof of rabies vaccination and microchip. You will need to check to see if there are export requirements to export your pet from Hong Kong.
Posted on 2014-12-01 02:20:10.0
Hi,I want to bring my cat to Denmark from Iran, as far as Iran is high risk country I should do the titre test, I want to know that is my method right or not! First microchip, second rabies vaccination, then after 30 days titre test, and 90 days after the blood drawn we can enter to Denmark. Is it right?
Posted on 2014-12-01 03:37:32.0
And I want to know that how many times do I have to come to Denmark after this test? Can we enter denmark 9 months after we have done rabies vaccination?
Posted on 2014-12-01 03:40:35.0
Tolu - yes, you can enter Denmark anytime after the 21 day wait time after the rabies vaccination as long as you are entering from another EU country or a listed non-EU country and as long as the vaccination has not expired..
Posted on 2014-12-02 03:28:58.0
Tolu - you are correct. First microchip, then rabies vaccination, then 30 day wait, then titer test, then 3 months wait until you can enter the EU. The titer test is good to enter the EU for the life of your pet as long as the rabies vaccination does not expire.
Posted on 2014-12-02 03:30:25.0

Hello. I go on a holiday for 3 months in Los Angeles and i need to take my dog with me. What is the procedure???
Posted on 2014-12-09 10:30:33.0

i Travel from Denmark
Posted on 2014-12-09 10:31:20.0
Kalle - before leaving Denmark, have your pup microchipped, then vaccinated for rabies in that order (if you have not already done this) at least 21 days before your trip. (You will need to do this to return to Denmark). Have your vet enter all the details in an EU pet passport. To enter the US, just bring your EU pet passport. The airlines may require a health certificate issued within 10 days of travel. To re-enter Denmark, have your EU pet passport and make sure the rabies vaccination has not expired. the airline may require a new health certificate.
Posted on 2014-12-11 03:47:39.0

Hi, I am going to travel transiting with my puppy through Copenhagen Airport from Montreal, Canada. What documents do i need?
Posted on 2014-12-13 00:22:37.0
Hello, I want to bring a cat from Denmark to the UK but she will be collected by a courier and taken to Lithuania and then collected by another courier and bought to the UK. She has a full EU passport since September 2014, is there anything else required for her transport to Lithuania? Thank you.
Posted on 2015-01-18 18:31:49.0
Christine - your kitty will need a microchip and rabies vaccination (in that order) as well as an EU pet passport to travel from Denmark to the UK. If you cannot prove that you are traveling within 5 days of your cat, then it cannot travel under the Pet Travel Scheme and will be considered a commercial movement. In this case, it will need to be examined within 48 hours of departure and you will need to be licensed by Regional Veterinary and Food Administration in Denmark. It must also be registered in the TRACES system. The change in courier in Lithuania may complicate things as well. It is a lot easier if you travel with your cat.
Posted on 2015-01-19 02:51:51.0
we live in finland, and we have dog with animal passport. we are travelling to new york via denmark, and return is same, via denmark. our dog have rabies vaccination, microship, and all other vaccinations what puppy needed(now dog is 8month). is there something else what we should know? rabies vaccination gaved when puppy was 16weeks.
Posted on 2015-01-19 19:51:45.0
PetTravel Thank you. I'm not in the position to collect the cat as I have no passport and cannot get the time off.
Posted on 2015-01-20 18:59:57.0
PetTravel What is the TRACES system?
Posted on 2015-01-20 19:04:06.0
Christine Weber The TRACES system is is a management tool for tracking the movement of animals and products of animal origin from both outside of the European Union and within its territory.You need to contact the Regional Veterinary and Food Administration in Denmark for information on exporting your cat as they will advise you on the commercial movement.
Posted on 2015-01-23 03:29:46.0
Niina - as long as the rabies vaccination was given after the microchip was implanted and you have an EU pet passport for your puppy, that is all you will need to travel to the US. If you are flying in and out of Norway on the same airline and your layover is not over 2 hours when your pet is traveling in the hold, then the airlines will transfer it to the next plane and you will transit Norway. If you are changing airline companies, then you will need to enter Norway. If this is the case, your puppy will need a tapeworm treatment between one and five days of travel.
Posted on 2015-01-23 03:33:31.0
Hi! I am planning on bringing my cat to Denmark this summer Is this a correct order : microchipping, then rabies, then after 30 days a titer test, then 90 days after the blood drawn we can enter to Denmark. is this correct? Also, what kind of documents shall I bring with me (apart from rabies certificate and titer certificate) Also, what does it mean - have the blood drawn? Do you mean blood drawn for titer? Thanks in advance
Posted on 2015-02-09 06:22:10.0
Sorry, forgot to mentioned - bringing the cat from kazakhstan
Posted on 2015-02-09 06:22:33.0
Also how long should i wait after microchipping to make rabies vaccine to my cat (as minimum)? could it be on the same day, like 1-2 hr difference, or does it absolutely have to be the next day and later? Thanks
Posted on 2015-02-09 06:53:34.0
Hi I want to bring my dog from Argentina. We need to change flight in Germany, and then fly to Denmark. Is there any special procedure for the transfer in Germany?
Posted on 2015-02-09 16:29:26.0
Aida - you are correct in the process to enter Denmark from a high-rabies country. And the 3 month clock starts ticking the day after the date the blood was drawn for the titer test. You will also need an Annex IV form completed by your veterinarian within 10 days of travel.
Posted on 2015-02-10 04:18:49.0
Aida - the rabies vaccination can be given the same vet visit as long as the procedure is done in the correct order. First microchip, then vaccinate for rabies.
Posted on 2015-02-10 04:19:42.0
You are correct; the titer test will be needed to enter Denmark.
Posted on 2015-02-10 04:20:16.0
Hi Carolina - if you are flying in and out of Germany on the same airline and your pet is traveling as accompanied checked baggage, then the airlines will transfer it as long as the layover is not much more than 2 hours. If the layover is more than 2 hours, then you will need to contact the airline to make sure you do not need to claim and re-check your pet. This will cause you to clear customs in Germany.
Posted on 2015-02-10 04:22:01.0
We may be coming from UK to Samso for a year. We wish to bring our dog. Am I correct in saying she needs up to date rabies ( not more than three weeks before travel and microchip details) is there anything else required? a vets certificate etc?
Posted on 2015-02-12 10:27:15.0
Miles - you will need an EU pet passport with the microchip and rabies vaccination entered by your veterinarian.
Posted on 2015-02-14 14:13:25.0
hi im leaving in sweeden and im thinkin to travel in germany or greece through denmarks Airport with my dog.the dog has passport and microchip what more will i need and how much does it cost the ticket for him?
Posted on 2015-02-16 22:03:10.0
Rita - you will need an EU pet passport that is updated by your veterinarian. We cannot quote the cost because depends on the airline and your route and the size of your dog. Contact an airline that flies direct routes to the cities you want to visit in Germany and Greece.
Posted on 2015-02-19 02:55:48.0
ye it is EUpassport i made it Before i leave from Greece..but besides that i do not need aything else right?i know i need to vaccinate him but for example if i do it now and i leave after some months is it gonna be problem?or i have to vaccinate him some Days Before i leave?
Posted on 2015-02-19 11:55:16.0
Rita Radagast Rita - first ask your veterinarian to implant a microchip, then vaccinate for rabies (in that order) the vaccination must be 21 days or more before traveling to Germany or Greece.
Posted on 2015-02-24 01:43:31.0
Hi, I am moving to Denmark in a few weeks and am hoping to bring my house rabbit. Will I need to obtain any vaccinations/paperwork for this?
Posted on 2015-03-12 08:47:16.0
Hi I`m currently trying to figure out relocating my cat from Montreal back to Copenhagen. ( we took him with us when we moved there, 5 years ago) Is there some new paper work we need to be aware of? He has the danish passport
Posted on 2015-03-12 21:49:29.0
Hi Charlotte - if you are moving to Denmark from another EU Member state, then you can travel freely although a health certificate is always a good idea. Each country has their own regulations for importing rabbits from other countries. Where are you relocating to Denmark from?
Posted on 2015-03-17 03:58:57.0
Stine - if your pet is microchipped and has a rabies vaccination after the microchip implantation, then you will need to have your vet complete an Annex IV form to reflect the rabies vaccinations that your pet has been given while in Montreal. Non EU veterinarians should not update EU Pet Passports. Because of this, you will need to reflect this history on an Annex IV form. This is assuming that you are traveling with your kitty. The form should be endorsed by the CFIA within 10 days of travel.
Posted on 2015-03-17 04:06:15.0
Dear Pet Travel, I have just been offered a job to move to Denmark. I currently live in the UK and have two house rabbits- and they must come with me. Please can you help me, as i want to find the best and safest way to get them to Denmark with me. They are both healthy bunnies with full vaccinations and a clean medical history. Any help you can offer me would be very much appreciated. Thank you in advance for your time and help. kind regards,
Posted on 2015-03-18 18:02:48.0
PetTravel Hi, thank you for your reply, I am coming from the UK?
Posted on 2015-03-18 18:06:10.0
Hi. I want to take my dog from USA to Sweden BUT we are coming to Copenhagen airport and then drive to Sweden. Will the dog clear custom with Danish certifates first and then I also have to comply with swedish rules? Thanks
Posted on 2015-03-19 09:08:48.0
Hello Tori - you should not have a problem taking your rabbits to Denmark. You need to travel with your rabbits with no intention to sell or transfer ownership. Your rabbits should be accompanied by a health certificate which clearly identifies them. (if they are not chipped) it will be challenging to find an airline that will carry them in the cabin out of the UK. You can take a pet friendly ferry to France or Amsterdam and drive from there or have a friend or service take you through the Chunnel on Le Shuttle and travel from Calais. If you must fly, then find an airline that will allow them both to fly in the same crate and stay on the same airline for the entire trip.
Posted on 2015-03-22 02:36:50.0
Inger - you will need to conform to Denmark's regulations as this is your point of entry to the EU. Your Annex IV form for Denmark is good for any country in the EU for 4 months.
Posted on 2015-03-22 02:38:28.0
Charlotte Rule Charlotte - as long as you are accompanying your rabbit and it has a health certificate identifying it and stating that it has been treated for diseases that can pose a threat to humans, that is all you will need to take your pet to Denmark.
Posted on 2015-03-22 02:41:12.0
I would like to bring my dog from Hong kong to Denmark, he is micro chipped and rabies vaccinated. Can I bring him in?
Posted on 2015-03-23 13:33:31.0
Lise - as long as the rabies vaccination was administered AFTER the microchip was implanted and 21 days have lapsed, then you are fine to bring your pet to Denmark. You will need to get a licensed veterinarian to complete an Annex IV form within 10 days of travel. You will also need to sign a Declaration of Non-Commercial Transport stating that you do not intend to sell or re-home your pet. You can find details to links to forms and instructions if you need them here:
Posted on 2015-03-27 02:05:26.0
I am bringing my 8 year old yorkie to Denmark on vacation from USA.She has a microchip and was vaccinated with a 3 year rabies vaccine about 2 years ago, does she need another vaccine? Tina
Posted on 2015-04-08 20:49:05.0
Hi Tina - as long as your pup's rabies vaccination came after the chip was implanted, she does not need another booster as the EU does recognize 3 year vaccinations.
Posted on 2015-04-10 03:37:09.0
We have a dog from India that we would like to bring to Denmark. All we have is her vaccination book, with all required vaccinations up to date. How do we get a passport for the dog? We are told she needs a blood test, but there are no approved laboratories in India, how do we manage this? What other documents are required?
Posted on 2015-04-10 04:15:07.0
Hello- we are relocating back to Denmark from India and we would like to take our golden retriever with us. She is microchipped and have been rabies vaccinated regularly so she should be ready for blood testing. problem is that there is only 82 days until we leave for denmark and 90 days are required! What then- can she go in quarantine in denmark when we arrives.? Hope you can answer
Posted on 2015-04-11 05:56:13.0