The movement of the animal must be caused by the owner's movement
The following statements must be true:
- The movement of the animal is caused by the owner's movement.
- The animal accompanies it's owner on his/her trip or is moved up to 5 days before or after the trip of the owner.
- The animal is not intended for sale.
- The ownership of the animal is not to be transferred to another person.
If you cannot confirm these four statements, the movement of the animal must comply with the commercial requirements.
Who is the owner?
The owner is the natural person stated as owner in the identification document of the dog. The identification document must be issued in accordance with the rules on non-commercial movement of pet animals, e.g. the EU Pet Passport or the veterinary certificate.
Non-commercial movement to other EU member states
Prior to leaving Denmark, your dog, cat or ferret must comply with the following requirements given in Regulation 576/2013:
- Valid ID
- Valid rabies vaccination
- Valid EU Pet Passport
The rabies vaccination must comply with the requirements of Annex III in Regulation 576/2013. However, if your pet still has a valid rabies vaccination that was administered prior to 29 December 2014, the requirements of Regulation 993/2003 comply.
A Danish Veterinarian is authorised in accordance with Danish Order 1355 of 15 December 2014 to issue the Danish version of the EU Pet Passport to dogs, cats and ferrets kept in Denmark.
Movement of young dogs, cats and ferrets, which does not yet comply with the requirements for rabies vaccination, may be permitted into another EU member state, if the member state(s) permits such movements or transits.
Many EU member states do not allow movement including transits of young dogs, cats or ferrets. So please, make sure to check the possibilities in due time.
Certain EU member states require treatments of dogs against the infectious stages of the parasite Echinococcus multilocularis. These EU member states are Finland, Malta, Ireland and the UK. The requirements are listed in Regulation 1152/2011.
Non-commercial movement to non-EU countries
Some non-EU countries have adopted the requirements of Regulation 576/2013, e.g. Norway and Switzerland.
However, you should always investigate thoroughly the specific import requirements of the country in question that you wish to bring your pet to.
If there are official requirements of veterinary certificates issued by an official veterinarian or other official documentation issued by the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, these requirements must be forwarded to the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration so a certificate model can be created in accordance to the import requirements.
Please note that creation of new certificates may take time, and therefore the required official information must be forwarded in due time prior to the expected time of movement.