Travelling with dogs, cats and ferrets

Proper identification is important
Are you bringing your dog, cat or ferret to Denmark (or the EU) it is very important that the animal is identifiable by either a microchip or a clearly readable tattoo, eg. an ear tattoo.

From July 3, 2011 only a microchip will be regarded as a proper identification.

Read more about the requirement when:

Buying puppies and kittens abroad
If you want to bye a puppy or kitten abroad, please be aware that the import requirement also applies here.

However, permission may be granted for import of puppies and kittens under 3 months of age, not vaccinated against rabies from certain countries

How to apply for import permission of unvaccinated puppies and kittens.

Max. 5 dogs, cats or ferrets or animals travelling alone

If the animal is travelling unaccompanied by its owner or a person responsible for the animal on behalf of the owner, the animal health requirement for commercial import applies.

If more than 5 animals of the species dogs, cats or ferrets are imported from Third Countries, the animal health requirements for commercial import also applies.

Finally, as from 27 May 2010 it will only be possible to travel with max. 5 animals of the species dogs, cats or ferrets, also when travelling within the EU.

If you travel with more than five animals of these species the animal health requirements for commercial movement applies.

Commercial trades pet animals.


If you are a citizen in Denmark
- and have further questions on travelling with pet animals, please contact your local Veterinary Control Office of the area you live in.

If you are moving to or visiting Denmark
- and have further questions on travelling with pet animals, please contact the local Veterinary Control Office of the area you are moving to or visiting.

Contact information of the Border Inspection Posts in Denmark:


Border Inspection Post, Kastrup at Copenhagen Airport
Kystvejen 16
DK-2770 Kastrup
Phone: +45 72 27 64 40
Fax: +45 72 27 64 51
Border Inspection Post, Billund at Billund Airport
DK-7190 Billund
Phone: +45 72 27 69 00
Fax: +45 72 27 56 03