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

(as of May 2021)

EU pet passport – 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, Northern Ireland 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.

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:

Model written declaration of the owner for the private movement of pets on his/her behalf. This declaration can be filled in online and printed out and saved in copy.

Additional information

FAQ

Links – EU-information on travelling with pets

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

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Deutsche Version

Last update: 5 July 2021