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Travelling with pets to Denmark

When you are travelling with certain pets special rules apply.

Cats and dogs

When travelling from Oceania to Denmark with a cat, dog or ferret the following documentation is required:

  • Microchip or tattoo
  • Veterinary certificate or Pet Passport that certifies the requirements 
  • Valid rabies vaccination in accordance with the recommendations of the manufacturer of the vaccine

Further information about import of cats and dogs can be found here.


As a consequence of the avian influenza situation, the import of all species of birds, apart from poultry, which are kept as pets and are accompanying their owner, are not permitted. However, it is permitted to import less than 6 live birds, if the birds fulfil certain conditions.

For more information about import of birds please see above link for Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries.

Other Pets

Other pet animals than dogs, cats, ferrets and birds are: 

  • Rabbits 
  • Rodents 
  • Reptiles
  • Amphibians 
  • Invertebrates (except bees and crustaceans) 
  • Ornamental tropical fish

Five or less pet animals from the above mentioned groups may freely be imported to Denmark for non-commercial purposes.

More information concerning the import of the mentioned pets can be found here.

Be aware that other animals than the above mentioned group might be affected by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). CITES is an international agreement between Governments which has the aim of ensuring that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.

The authorities in Denmark should be contacted well in advance of departure to ensure that the provisions of the competent authorities are complied with.

For more information about CITES and species covered by the convention please see their website.