Sweden

From EU countries and countries with EU-conditions

 

The requirements for bringing dogs, cats and ferrets are the same from all EU countries. The EU requirements are also applicable when bringing animals from Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland and the Vatican state. To the right you will find the link to a list of how countries are grouped.

Microchip

Vaccination against rabies

Pet passport

Examination and certificate for pets in groups of six or more animals

Examination and certificate for trade and freight animals

Report to customs

Dogs that stay permanently must be registered

Import from listed countries outside EU

 

Countries outside EU which are considered to have a functional control system for rabies are called listed countries outside EU. The amount of rabies in these countries varies substantially. To the right is a link to a site where you can see the different groups and lists of countries. The requirements for bringing a dog, cat or ferret to Sweden from a listed country outside EU are described below. Please observe that there are special requirements for dogs and cats from Malaysia.

Microchip

Vaccination against rabies

After the primary vaccination, revaccination must be done according to the recommended scheme. The last date of revaccination is stated in the passport or the vaccination certificate. If revaccination is delayed beyond the last date of revaccination, the delayed revaccination will count as a new primary vaccination. A new 21 days waiting period will then also apply before travelling is allowed again.

If your animal has been vaccinated but is not identity marked, you will have to have it microchipped and then revaccinated against rabies. The revaccination will in this case count as a primary vaccination.

Certificate for up to five pets

Examination and certificate for pets in groups of six or more animals

Examination and certificate for trade and freight animals

Entering from outside EU directly to Sweden

Entry points: Stockholm/Arlanda and Gothenburg/Landvetter

Border inspection control of trade animals and groups of more than five pets

Customs control of pet animals

Entry via another EU country

Dogs that stay permanently must be registered

Import from non-listed countries outside EU

Countries outside EU which do not have a control system for rabies are called non-listed countries outside EU. The risk that animals are infected with rabies is greater in these countries, and the requirements concerning rabies protection are therefore stricter upon import from these countries. To the right is a link to a site where you can see the different groups and lists of countries. The requirements for bringing a dog, cat or ferret to Sweden from a non-listed country outside EU are described below.

Microchip

Vaccination against rabies

After the primary vaccination, revaccination must be done according to the scheme which the producer of the vaccine recommends. The last date of revaccination is stated in the passport or the vaccination certificate. If revaccination is delayed beyond the last date of revaccination, the rabies antibody test will have to be repeated — see more below.

Rabies antibody titre test

If the animal is revaccinated on time continuously after having passed the antibody test, no more testing is needed.

Returning with pet passport

Animals without a passport must wait 90 days until they can have a veterinary certificate

Two different veterinary certificates

Certificate for up to five pets

Examination and certificate for pets in groups of six or more animals

You order the form E9.164 via the link to the right. It is the same form which is used for trade animals, but when used for animals travelling in a group it has a longer validity than for trade animals. From the date of issuing, the certificate is valid for four months or until one of the animals must be revaccinated against rabies, whichever comes first. If any of the animals must be revaccinated before four months have passed and you want to travel more, you need to get a new certificate.

Examination and certificate for trade and freight animals

Entering from outside EU directly to Sweden

Entry points: Stockholm/Arlanda and Gothenburg/Landvetter

Border inspection control of trade animals and groups of more than five pets

Customs control of pet animals

Entry via another EU country

Dogs that stay permanently must be registered

You need an import permit

The rules about bringing a puppy, kitten or ferret puppy to Sweden do not apply if

How to apply

The following three documents must be sent to the Board:

Post your application to:
The Swedish Board of Agriculture
Enheten för sällskapsdjur
SE-551 82 Jönköping, Sweden
You can also choose to fax your application to +46 36-19 05 46 or to scan and e-mail it to jordbruksverket@jordbruksverket.se

How long does it take to get a permit?

Preparing the animal

Additional requirements

Preparing the trip

Questions