Travelling to Sweden with dogs and cats

Indførsel af hunde og katte til Sverige
Here you can read about the regulations that apply when you travel with dogs and cats to Sweden.

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, you are 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 an updated 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.

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.

Central Dog Registry

In Sweden, all dog-owners who live permanently in the country must register themselves and the dog in the Central Dog Registry (Centrala hundregistret) administered by the Swedish Board of Agriculture (Jordbruksverket).

You must also have dog liability insurance that provides cover in the event of the dog causing injury or damage to people or property.

There is no ban on specific races of dog in Sweden, but dogs with an overly combative nature and that are inclined to bite and attack people and other dogs are not permitted.

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