Denmark pet travel regulations. How to enter Denmark with a dog or a cat
In order to visit Denmark with a pet, you must collect all the necessary documents and make sure that your pet meets the official requirements. First of all, you must accompany the pet – that means that you must travel on the same flight. It is allowed to transport the animal within 5 days before or after the arrival of the owner, but in this case, the pet must be accompanied by an authorized person who will be responsible for it. Your spouse, friend or employee of the animal transportation company can act as an authorized person.
If you are travelling to Denmark with a dog or cat, your pet must:
• To be identified by a microchip (or a readable tattoo if it was applied before 07/03/2011). The microchip must comply with ISO 11784 or 11785; if you have another type of microchip, you will need to provide a reader;
• Be accompanied by a valid European pet passport (for animals from the EU) or a veterinary certificate certified by a competent veterinarian of your country (for animals from third countries);
• Have a valid rabies vaccination. Animals entering Denmark from/through countries not listed in Annex II of Regulation (EU) 576/2013 must also be accompanied by a certificate of having passed an antibody titer test;
• If you are going to stay in Denmark with a dog for 4 weeks or more, you must register your pet in the Danish Dog Register upon arrival in the country.
For the transport of young dogs or cats under 12 weeks of age that have not yet been vaccinated against rabies, or between 12 and 16 weeks of age that have already been vaccinated against rabies, but the vaccination is not yet valid, there is an additional requirement. The owner or authorized person must complete the Puppy / Kitten Declaration, which is attached to the pet's documents in addition to its passport or veterinary certificate.
Pets from third countries may only be allowed to enter Denmark through certain entry points. These are Copenhagen Airport Kastrup, Billund Airport and Aalborg Airport. It is forbidden to import pets through any other airports in Denmark.
There are 13 dog breeds that are prohibited from being imported into Denmark. These include the Pit Bull Terrier, Tosa Inu, American Staffordshire Terrier, Fila Brasileiro, Dogo Argentino, American Bulldog, Boerboel, Kangal, Central Asian Shepherd Dog, Caucasian Shepherd Dog, South Russian Shepherd Dog, Tornjak and Sarplaninac.
There is a limit on the number of pets you can bring into Denmark. It is allowed to import no more than five animals (dogs or cats) per person. The exception is trips for the purpose of participating in competitions, exhibitions and sporting events held among animals, as well as training for such events. If the number of imported pets exceeds the established norms, the rules for commercial import apply to the animals.