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Bringing a Pet to Denmark: What You Should Know

Written by Editor on January 25, 2019

Before now, bringing a pet to Denmark was a hassle few people were willing to experience. However, you need to keep a few pet travel requirements in mind when it comes to taking your favorite pet – a dog, cat, ferrets, etc. – to Denmark. Read this guide to the end to find how it is done.

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Obtain the PET Passport

The first thing you should do is to obtain a PET Passport. This is an official document that will be provided by your vet and contains relevant information about your pet. Before taking your pet to Denmark, it is necessary for your pet to be examined and given some shots before they can go for the trip.

The PET Passport is an initiative of the PET Travel Scheme which permits animals or pets to travel between member countries easily without going through quarantine. The scheme was put in place to prevent the spread of diseases – especially rabies – to another country and also to put a stop to placing pets into quarantine in kennels.

This is because many pets transported that way end up feeling under the weather for a long time. If you love your pet, you will not like your pet to go through such an experience.


“Microchipping” your Pet

But to receive a PET Passport, your pet will need to be microchipped. This simple procedure causes no harm to your pet in any way. The embedded chip comes with a unique identification number which helps to distinguish your pet among others. The identification number is expected to be printed on all the medical records of your pet.

Recommended Vaccines

As soon as the microchip has been implanted, the procedure is followed by vaccination. The following vaccines are recommended before transporting your pet to Denmark:

  • Rabies
  • Parvovirus
  • Bordetella
  • Distemper
  • Hepatitis
  • Parainfluenza
  • Leptospirosis

A fully certified or accredited vet issues an EU health certificate along with other USDA endorsements – such as rabies certificate, microchip implantation record, etc.

Pets are scanned at the point of departing from a country and as soon as they arrive a new country i.e. at the point of departure and at the point of entry. The paperwork and the chip must contain matching information or else, the pet will not be allowed in.


Requirements You Must Meet to Bring Your Pet to Denmark

The following are the requirements you must satisfy according to the PET Passport Scheme:

  • An ISO-compliant microchip must be implanted beneath the skin of the pet
  • Your pet must be vaccinated for rabies and others at least 21 days before the journey. The maximum allowed time is one year
  • Twenty-four hours before departure, your pet must receive treatment for fleas and ticks
  • Your certified vet must release documents that confirm your pet fit to travel and is free from all forms of illnesses

If your pet doesn’t meet these requirements, they will be sent back to the country of origin or quarantined for some time. You will be expected to take care of the expenses. If you don’t agree to any of the rules or requirements stipulated above, you may have to leave your pet behind if you have business to do in Denmark.