Movement of pet dogs, cats or ferrets between Member states of the EU, the EEA, Northern Ireland and Switzerland
(as of 19. October 2022)
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.
From the entry into force of the "Veterinärbehördliche Binnenmarktverordnung 2022" on 19. October 2022 amended conditions apply. You will find the conditions applicable to the intra-Union movement of dogs, cats and ferrets when travelling with private owners from that date in the information leaflet below.
- Young animals - Link to the EU Website regarding the application of exemptions in the EU and EEA Member and states and Northern Ireland
- Entry and re-entry of pets from third countries to Austria
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
Please note BREXIT (United Kingdom leaving the EU)