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Denmark Pet Passport & Regulations

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1.

Pet Microchip

pet microchipTo enter Denmark, your pet must first be microchipped with an ISO 11784/11785 pet microchip that has 15 digits and is non-encrypted. If your pet's microchip is not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, you can bring your own microchip scanner.

2.

Vaccinations

pet rabies vaccination If your pet is entering Denmark from a rabies-free or rabies-controlled country, it will need a rabies vaccination after a microchip is implanted and more than 21 days prior to entry but not more than the expiration date of the manufacturer of the vaccine. Puppies and kittens may not be vaccinated for rabies before turning 12 weeks of age.

If your dog, cat or ferret has a current rabies vaccination but no microchip, it will have to be vaccinated again after the microchip is implanted and wait 21 days before travel. Once you have 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 are met.

Dogs should also be vaccinated against canine distemper.

3.

Blood Titer Test

Blood Titer Test 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 by a licensed veterinarian.  (Have your veterinarian scan your pet's microchip prior to the titer test.) Samples must be processed at approved laboratories. Assuming test results are within acceptable limits, your pet can enter Denmark no sooner than 3 calendar months after the date the blood was drawn. This step is not required unless entering Denmark from a high-rabies country.

4.

Health Certificate

Here is where the rules differ and depend on whether or not you or a legal representative of yours is traveling within 5 days of your pet's transport.

The owner or a legal representative of the owner is traveling with or within 5 days of your pet. If this is correct, then the following rules apply:
pet health certificate Denmark Traveling to Denmark from a country outside of the EU:

- Regulations in steps 1 and 2 apply. If traveling to Denmark from a high-rabies country, step 3 will apply.

- A licensed veterinarian must complete the Annex IV form for Denmark within 10 days of entry. If your pet is traveling from the United States or Canada, the veterinarian must be accredited by the USDA or CFIA respectively and the Annex IV form must be endorsed by the local USDA (United States) or CFIA (Canada) office. This form is good for transports of 5 or less animals. (see item 5 if you are traveling with more than 5 pets.)

-Your pet must enter Denmark at approved Border Inspection Posts at international airports at Billund and Copenhagen.

Traveling to Denmark from another EU Member State:

- Regulations in steps 1 and 2 apply.

- Have your veterinarian update an EU Pet Passport for your pet. An Annex IV form is not required for pets traveling to Denmark from another EU Member State with an EU Pet Passport unless a rabies booster was received by a veterinarian outside of the EU at any time after your pet received its microchip.

No matter what country you are entering Denmark from, you or your representative must sign a Declaration of Non-Commercial Transport stating that your pet's transport does not involve the sale or transfer of ownership of your pet.

The owner or a legal representative of the owner is not traveling with or within 5 days of your pet OR your pet will be re-homed or ownership of your pet will change. If either of these is correct, then the following rules apply:
Traveling to Denmark from a rabies-free or rabies-controlled country outside the EU:

- Regulations in steps 1 and 2 apply.

- A licensed veterinarian must complete the Annex I form within 48 hours of entry. If your pet is traveling from the United States or Canada, the veterinarian must be accredited by the USDA or CFIA respectively and the Annex I form must be endorsed by the local USDA (United States) or CFIA (Canada) office. This form is good for transports of 5 or less animals. (see item 6 for transports of more than 5 pets.)

- Your pet must enter through an approved Border Inspection Post (BIP) at an international airport in Billund or Copenhagen. Notice must be given 24 hours prior to arrival. 

- If your pet is traveling unaccompanied and entering Denmark from a high-rabies country, it must have a titer test according to step #3 above.

Traveling to Denmark from another EU Member State:

- Regulations in steps 1 and 2 apply.

- If your pet is traveling to Denmark unaccompanied from another EU country, it must travel from a licensed premises which is registered with the Regional Veterinary and Food Administration. Your veterinarian must supply and update an EU Pet Passport for your pet. Your pet's transport must be accompanied by an Intratrade health certificate completed within 48 hours of entry and entered into the TRACES system.

Your pet can enter Denmark through all border crossings.

5.

Traveling with more than 5 pets

exporting more than 5 dogs or cats from Denmark

If you are traveling to Denmark with more than 5 pets that are 6 months or older, unless you are going to a show or competition, your pets must meet the requirements as listed above (Annex I instead of Annex IV form), and have endorsement from the government agency in your country that regulates the import and export of animals. An agent should handle the transport.

If you are entering Denmark from a non-EU rabies-controlled or rabies-free country, you will need to enter through an approved Border Inspection Post and give 24 hours notice of arrival.If you are traveling to Denmark from another EU country, you will also need to have an Intra Trade Certificate and register the movement on the TRACES system.

6.

Entering Denmark by Air

airplaneUnless you are entering Denmark with or within 5 days of your pet from the following countries (Andorra, Switzerland, Faeroe Islands, Gibraltar, Greenland, Croatia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino or Vatican City), your pet must enter Denmark by air at international airports in Billund and Copenhagen.

Pets should enter Denmark directly or transit through another EU Member State. If your pet transits through a high-rabies country, then a Transit Declaration will be required stating that your pet has had no contact with rabies-carrying animals and remained secured within the airplane or airport.

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

7.

Puppies and Kittens

Denmark puppy or kitten import Non-vaccinated puppies, kittens and ferrets are not permitted to enter Denmark from any country or EU Member State. Rabies vaccinations must not be administered prior to 12 weeks of age and only after a microchip is implanted. The youngest age a puppy or kitten can enter Denmark is 3 months and 22 days.

8.

Banned Breeds

Banned Dogs in DenmarkThe 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.

These breeds will be permitted to transit through Denmark as long as they do not leave the means of transport.

9.

Exporting Pets Living in Denmark

export pets from Denmark All dogs, cats and ferrets leaving Denmark must be microchipped, vaccinated for rabies (in that order) and wait 21 days before leaving Denmark.  If you are planning to take your pet on a trip to a high-rabies country, your veterinarian should do a Blood Titer Test before you leave Denmark if you intend to return.

Resident pets leaving Denmark must obtain an export certificate and it is only good for 6 days. Within 48 hours of requesting the certificate, your pet must have a health examination.

10.

Other Animals

rabbits turtles other animalsBirds, rabbits, rodents, amphibia and ornamental fish may enter Denmark with their for non-commercial purposes to Denmark from other EU Member States including Andorra, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino and Vatican City State.

The above-mentioned pets can enter from rabies-controlled countries under non-commercial regulations when less than 5 in number.

11.

CITIES

CITIES endangered turtle 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. Over 180 countries participate and enforce CITIES regulations. .

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Need More Assistance?

Have a question?To the best of our ability, we ensure that recommendations given on PetTravel.com reflect the current regulations. We cannot predict how a given country may enforce these regulations. Noncompliance may result in the need to make arrangements to put your pet into quarantine at your expense, return your pet to the country of origin, or euthanize your pet. We suggest that you minimize the disruptions that may occur by following the rules of the country you are visiting.

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