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Travelling with Pets to Denmark

On this page you will find all the information you need when travelling to Denmark with pets.

Cats and dogs
When travelling from Canada to Denmark with a cat, dog or ferret the following documentation is required:

  • Microchip or tattoo 
  • Veterinary certificate or Pet Passport that certifies the requirements 
  • Valid rabies vaccination in accordance with the recommendations of the manufacturer of the vaccine

Find out what else you need by completing a questionnaire from the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration.


As a consequence of the avian influenza situation, the import of all species of birds, (apart from poultry), which are kept as pets and are accompanying their owner, is not permitted. However, it is permitted to import less than 6 live birds, if the birds fulfil certain conditions. 

More information about the import of birds can be found on the homepage of the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration.


Other Pets
Other pets other than dogs, cats, ferrets or birds are:

  • Rabbits 
  • Rodents
  • Reptiles 
  • Amphibia 
  • Invertebrates (except bees and crustaceans) 
  • Ornamental tropical fish

Five or less pets from the above-mentioned groups may be freely imported for non-commercial purposes to Denmark.

More information concerning the import of the above-mentioned pets can be found on the homepage of the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration.

Be aware that animals other than the above-mentioned group might be affected by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). CITES is an international agreement between governments with the aim of ensuring that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.

The Danish Nature Agency should be contacted well in advance of departure to ensure that the provisions of the competent authorities are complied with.

More information about CITES and species covered by the convention can be found here.