Pet Import Regulations in Denmark



Animal import regulations are updated annually in Denmark. When you are planning for pet relocation,it is important to check updates before moving. When travelling with pets through theair, notify the airline that you wish to travel with pets and request for their pet transport rules and regulations.

Denmark requires all pet animals to have an ID by means of themicrochip (that would comply with ISO Standard 11784 or Annex A to ISO standard 11785) or a clearly readable tattoo. Effective July 3, 2011, Denmark will regard microchips as the only form of proper identification when relocating pets to Denmark.

Effective July 1, 2010, Denmark has increased the number of breeds banned from entering the country. Breeds include Pitbull Terrier, Tosa Inu, American Staffordshire, Fila Brasileiro, Dogo Argentino, American Bulldog, Boerboel, Kangal, Central Asian Ovtcharka, Caucasian Ovtcharka, Southern Russian Ovtcharka, Tornjak, and Sarplaninac. Importation of pet animals such as dogs, cats and ferrets vary to the country of origin.

Owners bringing pets within EU are only allowed a maximum of five animals for each species. Animals are required to have a pet ID and EU Pet Passport issued by a veterinarian. The passport will be valid if the animal has a certified vaccination against rabies. A primary rabies vaccination must be given at least 21 days prior to departure.

Expats from non-EU Member States are only allowed five pet animals. Aside from the pet ID and rabies vaccination, a Veterinary Certificate issued by an official or authorized veterinarian from the exporting country must be presented upon entering Denmark.

Importations of pets through international pet relocation companies in Denmark will need to comply with the health requirement for commercially traded pet animals. It would be wise to ask for assistance from a pet relocation service for the completion of thepaperwork.



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