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Norway Pet Passport & Regulations

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1.

Pet Microchip

pet microchipTo enter Norway, 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 Norway 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 need to be revaccinated after a chip is implanted. Once you have entered Norway, 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 Norway 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 Norway no sooner than 3 calendar months after the date the blood was drawn. This step is not required unless entering Norway from a high-rabies country.

4.

Tapeworm Treatment - Dogs Only

tapeworm treatment Before your dog can enter Norway, it must be treated against certain tapeworms one to five days prior to entering the country unless your pet is entering directly from Finland, Ireland, Malta or the United Kingdom.

5.

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 Norway Traveling to Norway from a country outside of the EU:

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

- A licensed veterinarian must complete the Annex IV form for Norway 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.)

Traveling to Norway 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 Norway 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 Norway 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 Norway 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 Oslo Gardermoen Airport. Notice must be given 24 hours prior to arrival. 

- Pets are only permitted to enter Norway from a high-rabies country when they travel with or within 5 days of their owners or a legal representative of their owners.

Traveling to Norway from another EU Member State:

- Regulations in steps 1 and 2 apply.

- If your pet is traveling to Norway unaccompanied from another EU country, it must travel from a licensed premises which is registered with the Norwegian Food Safety Authority. 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 Norway through all border crossings.

6.

Traveling with more than 5 pets

exporting more than 5 dogs or cats from Norway

If you are traveling to Norway 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 Norway 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 Norway from another EU country, you will also need to have an Intra Trade Certificate and register the movement on the TRACES system.

7.

Entering Norway by Air

airplaneUnless you are entering Norway 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 Norway by air at Oslo Gardermoen Airport.

Pets should enter Norway 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 to Norway. If your pet is not in apparent good health, further examination by a licensed veterinarian may be required at your expense.

8.

Puppies and Kittens

Norway puppy or kitten importNon-vaccinated puppies, kittens and ferrets are not permitted to enter Norway 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 Norway is 3 months and 22 days.

9.

Banned Breeds

Banned Dogs in NorwayNorway will not permit the import of the following breeds, their crosses or any mixes that resemble the breed: Brazilian Fila, Dogo Argentino, Japanese Tosa Inu, Pit Bull and Staff Terrier. Staffordshire Bull Terriers are accepted, but they must be registered with the Norwegian Kennel Club and DNA tested.

10.

Exporting Pets Living in Norway

export pets from Norway All dogs, cats and ferrets leaving Norway must be microchipped, vaccinated for rabies (in that order) and wait 21 days before leaving Norway.  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 Norway if you intend to return.

 

11.

Other Animals

rabbits turtles other animalsUp to 10 rabbits, rodents (chinchillas, guinea pigs, hamsters, domesticated rats and mice) may enter Norway with their owner for non-commercial purposes from EU Member States or other countries with an import permit issued within 48 hours of travel which is valid for 7 days.  Pets must be acompanied by a statement that they were owned by the importer since birth or a minimum of the previous 6 months, accompanied by their owner, purchased from a breeder with a statement confirming prior ownership by the breeder and must be over 3 months of age. Rabbits must be vaccinated against RVHD or myzomatosis. All pets will be home quarantined for 30 days.

All pets mentioned above must enter Norway via Border Inspection Posts at Oslo Gardermoen or Storsko with 48 hour notification of their arrival.

Birds imported as pets are subject to the same conditions above, but must be checked for salmonella and not come from an area restricted for Newcastle or avian influenza disease. Birds must not have been vaccinated for Newcastle disease. There will be mandatory home quarantine for a period of 60 days.

12.

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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