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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.

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.  ISO 11784/11785 compliant 15 digit pet microchip. If your pet's microchip is not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, you can bring your own microchip scanner.
  2. 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 has been vaccinated before it was fitted with a microchip, it will have to be vaccinated again after the microchip is implanted.
  3. For pets entering Denmark from a country with a high incidence of rabies, a Blood Titer Test administered no sooner than one month after rabies vaccination. (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 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 not traveling from either of these countries, endorsement is not required unless your country mandates it.
  5. A copy of the Rabies Certificate and Blood Titer Test results should also be included for endorsement (if applicable).

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

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*After the first vaccination and waiting period, you can enter Denmark whenever you like as long as booster vaccinations are given on time and you continue to meet the other entry 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: 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.

When entering Denmark unaccompanied ro for commercial purposes such as breeding or sale, pets require additional forms and different rules apply.

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