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Movement of pet dogs, cats or ferrets between Member states of the EU, the EEA and Switzerland

Changes regarding pet passport – New conditions for pets when travelling with private persons since 29 December 2014 – Applicable only when travelling with private persons - Animals must not be sold or transferred otherwise

Since 29.12.2014 new rules apply to intra-Community movements of pets (travels between Member states of the EU and the EEA and Switzerland) due to Regulation (EU) No. 576/2013

Amended pet passport

Besides other changes the pet passport (PDF, 171 KB)has also been amended when issued after 29. December 2014. If you already have a pet passport for your animal it will remain valid for the lifetime of the animal. The pet passport in the new format will be laminated in those places containing data on the microchip and all entries done with adhesive stickers.

Info leaflet Intra-Community movement of dogs, cats or ferrets when travelling to Austria (January 2020) (PDF, 303 KB)

Declaration of compliance regarding rabies declaration by the owner / authorised person
for animals aged less than 12 weeks or whose rabies vaccination is not yet deemed valid. This declaration can be filled in online and printed out and saved in copy:

Declaration of compliance regarding rabies declaration by the owner / authorised person (PDF) (PDF, 1 MB)

FAQ

Do the conditions for pets travelling with tourists not apply to your pet? Please refer to the KVG for information on intra-Community movement/trade of dogs, cats and ferrets (available in German only)!

Entry and re-entry of pets from third countries to Austria

pet passport

Links – EU-information on travelling with pets

EU-information regarding the pet passport

EU-information regarding travelling with young dogs, cats or ferrets

For further information please also refer to the following link: Regulation (EU) No 576/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council

Links to the Veterinary Services in Europe

Link to the British Veterinary Services

Link to the Irish Department of Agriculture

Link to the Swedish Veterinary Services

Link to the Maltese Veterinary Services

Link to the Finnish Veterinary Services

Link to the Norwegian Veterinary Services

Link to the Belgian Veterinary Services

Link to the Danish Veterinary Services

Link to the French Veterinary Services

approved date: 15 October 2019