Travelling to Sweden with dogs and cats

Indførsel af hunde og katte til Sverige
How to bring your dog and cat legally into Sweden. Here you can find information on microchips, rabies vaccination, the EU passport, and how you report to the Swedish customs that your pet is entering the country. You can also read about animal insurance and the Swedish dog and cat registers.

If you travel to Sweden with your dog or cat after a holiday in another country, or if you take a dog or a cat that you have bought abroad home to Sweden, it is the person travelling with the animal that is responsible for ensuring that all conditions are satisfied.

You must therefore find out what is needed to travel in to Sweden and ensure that your dog or cat has ID-marking, a rabies vaccination, and a valid passport. You are responsible for having the necessary documentation available.

You can use the Swedish Board of Agriculture travel guide to find out what regulations apply when you travel with your pet to Sweden.

Register a dog or cat with the Swedish customs when entering Sweden

You must always remember to register your pet with Swedish Customs (Tullverket) when you are travelling to Sweden with your dog or cat.

If you a pet with you when you are travelling through Sweden between Bornholm and the rest of Denmark, the animal must satisfy the same regulations as if you were travelling with it to Sweden.

Your vet can help you with information about additional vaccinations, protection against parasites, and tips on how you should handle your animal on the journey to and from Sweden.

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