Movement of pet dogs, cats or ferrets between Member states of the EU, the EEA and Switzerland (as of March 2021)
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.
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.
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)!
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