Pet Passport Switzerland
Regulations for taking a pet dog or cat to Switzerland
Switzerland does not quarantine healthy pets who meet the following requirements:
- Your pet must be microchipped with a 15 digit ISO pet microchip. If your pet's microchip is not ISO 11784 compliant, you can bring your own microchip scanner.
- Pets must be vaccinated against rabies and other diseases at least 30 days but not more than 12 months prior to entry.
- Within 10 days of travel, a USDA (or CFIA) accredited veterinarian must then complete a Vaccination Certificate for Visiting Switzerland 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. Endorsement is not required if traveling from another EU country or Norway.
- A copy of the Rabies Certificate and Blood Titer Test results should also be included for endorsement (if applicable).
Cats and dogs may be imported into Switzerland without a permit and quarantine if
they are arriving from an European Union Country or a rabies free country.
++Switzerland also considers the following countries as countries
with a low incidence of rabies: Iceland, Croatia, Monaco, Norway, San
Marino and the Vatican.
- Cats and dogs from rabies free countries that forbid rabies
vaccinations (Australia and New Zealand).
- Puppies and kittens up to five months of age from European countries (except Turkey and the States of the former Soviet Union) or from the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
- Cats and dogs traveling through Switzerland by air or rail without a stopover.
Entering Switzerland from a country with a high incidence of rabies
In addition to the requirements above, your pet will need an Import
Permit and Blood Titer Test 30 days after rabies vaccination and 3 months prior to travel.
Pet Passport for visiting Switzerland
Pet Passport for relocating to Switzerland
Pet Passport for entering Switzerland from a country with a high incidence of rabies.
Restrictions: Pets with docked ears or cropped tails will not be
permitted to enter Switzerland. Entering with more than 5 pets will be
considered a commercial import and will require additional
documentation. Pets being sold will also be subject to the regulations
of commercial import.
Whenever you travel to a foreign country like Switzerland, it is always advisable to carry some form of identification indicating ownership of the pet.
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
Switzerland. 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 Switzerland. Pet owners are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of the country of destination.
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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