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Pet Passport Denmark

Dog Passport Denmark

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. Within 10 days of travel, an accredited veterinarian must then complete the bi-lingual Annex II for Denmark 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. A copy of the Rabies Certificate and Blood Titer Test results should also be included for endorsement (if applicable).
     
  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 II 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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dil.joe.1
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
taniya.chaudhuri
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
PetTravel
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: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/Denmark.cfm
Posted on 2014-07-24 04:48:45.0
PetTravel
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: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/Denmark.cfm
Posted on 2014-07-24 04:51:09.0
chriss.briss
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
PetTravel
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: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/Denmark.cfm
Posted on 2014-08-02 19:54:03.0
TjRjn
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
PetTravel
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
katie.bergeron.52
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
denise.todd.330
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
PetTravel
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
PetTravel
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
sbaumgartner83
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
PetTravel
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 (http://www.pettravelstore.com/pet-microchip/) and get an application to import from the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration.(http://www.foedevarestyrelsen.dk/english/ImportExport/Travelling_with_pet_animals/Dogs_cats_ferrets/Pages/puppies_kittens.aspx) 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
lee.clark.5099940
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
PetTravel
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
siusoon
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
PetTravel
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: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/Denmark.cfm 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
tolu.ghadri
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
tolu.ghadri
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
PetTravel
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
PetTravel
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
PetTravel
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