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Swedish Customs provides important general information about the regulations concerning travel with animals. The Swedish Board of Agriculture is the public authority responsible for regulations on importing animals into Sweden. Please contact them for further information.

It is important that animals crossing the borders are not carrying infectious diseases. It is also important to combat illegal trade. The regulations applicable for the import of live animals depend on where the animal is coming from and whether it is a pet or other type of animal. We conduct checks at the border for the Swedish Board of Agriculture.

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Each country in the EU has the right to seize goods under certain circumstances for reasons of environmental protection and public health and security. Examples of such goods are narcotics, medicines, animals and arms. Contact the embassy or customs authority in the country of destination to determine which regulations apply.

Swedish Board of Agriculture

Ministry for Foreign Affairs, to find out more about other countries representation in Sweden

Other customs authorities

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Updated: 2015-11-05

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