Pet Passport Norway
Regulations for taking a pet dog, cat or ferret to Norway from a
rabies free country or a
country with a low incidence of rabies.
New pet import regulations for the
EU in effect on December 29, 2014.
Norway does not quarantine healthy pets (cats, dogs and ferrets) from the above countries having resided there for the previous six (6) months that meet the following requirements in this order:
- Your pet must have a ISO 11784/11785 compliant 15 digit
If your pet's microchip is not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, you
can bring your own
- If your pet is entering Norway from a rabies-free or
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
- If your pet is entering Norway from a
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 Norway no sooner than 90 days after the date the blood was
drawn and avoid quarantine. The titer test results
must be endorsed by the Govermental Authority from your country.
This step is not required unless entering Norway from
a high rabies country.
- If you are flying to Norway on the same airline as your pet, an
Annex IV form for Norway
must be completed within 10 days of travel by an accredited
for endorsement by the USDA or CFIA if traveling from the United
States or Canada. If you are entering Norway from another EU country, then
have your veterinarian update an EU Blue Pet Passport for your pet.
- f you or a legal representative are not traveling with your pet, an accredited veterinarian must then
Annex I for Norway
within 48 hours of entry
for endorsement by the USDA or CFIA if traveling from the United
States or Canada. If you are entering Spain from another EU country,
then have your veterinarian update an EU Blue Pet Passport for your
pet. See additional commercial transport rules below.
- Before your dog can enter Norway, it must be treated against
certain tapeworms 1 to 5 days prior to entering Norway
using an approved treatment unless it is entering directly from the
UK, Finland, Ireland or Malta. Any licensed veterinarian can do this.
- 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 Norway.
Effective December 29, 2014: If your pet is entering Norway 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.
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:
- Your pet must originate from another EU or rabies-controlled country.
- All requirements listed above must be met. (Annex I form instead of Annex IV form)
- Your pet must be accompanied by an Intra Trade Certificate.
- If your pet is entering Norway from another rabies-controlled country, it must enter through a Border Inspection Post approved to clear live animals, and notice must be given 24 hours prior to arrival.
Breed Restrictions: Norway 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.
Puppies and Kittens: Norway will not permit the entry of unvaccinated puppies, kittens or ferrets. Rabies vaccination must not be administered prior to 3 months of age.
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 Norway through a Border Inspection Post (if you are traveling from outside of the EU).
Exporting Pets from Norway: effective December 29, 2014, all dogs, cats and ferrets leaving Norway 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 Norway, 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: Pets entering Denmark must do so at the
Border Inspection Post at Copenhagen Airport and Billund 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 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 Norway. 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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