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Pet dogs and cats

This is a summary information about bringing pet dogs and cats to Sweden.

EU country

When entering into Sweden from another EU country you must show all necessary documents as follows:

  • a pet passport
  • identity marking, a microchip or a tattoo
  • rabies vaccination

When arriving to the border you must always report import of your dog or cat to the Swedish Customs.

Report your pet to Swedish Customs

If you will be travelling to Sweden with a dog or a cat from a EU country, you can register this online. The information you provide during the registration process will be held in Swedish Customs’ entry registration database.

» Report your pet online

Once you have completed all the necessary information in the import registration and submitted it, you will receive a registration number.

When you arrive in Sweden, you should contact a customs officer by going to a so-called "red point". You find the red point in the red channel or lane in the passenger surveillance area.

If there is no customs officer there, contact Customs in one of the following ways:

  1. Use the phone in the red channel or lane in the passenger surveillance area.
  2. Call the phone number specified on the poster in the red channel or lane in the passenger surveillance area.
  3. Go to the nearest customs clearance office.
  4. If you cannot take the red channel or lane, such as when you are travelling on a direct train between Denmark and Sweden, contact a uniformed customs officer on the train. If you do not see a uniformed customs officer on the train, you must call the customs officer on duty on +46 40-661 32 25.

If a customs official carries out a check, you must be able to produce the registration number for the import registration you completed online. The dog or cat must have a pet passport, and must have identity marking in the form of a tattoo or a microchip. If the microchip does not comply with the ISO standard, you should bring a microchip reader with you. The animal’s ID number and details of successful rabies vaccination must be included in the pet passport.

Listed third country

When entering into Sweden from a listed third country, see list on Swedish Board of Agricultural´s website, you must show all necessary documents as follows:

  • a veterinary certificate from the Swedish Board of Agriculture
  • identity marking, a microchip or a tattoo
  • rabies vaccination

If you bring a pet dog or cat direct from a listed third country you can only arrive at Landvetter-airport, Gothenburg and Arlanda- airport, Stockholm, no other entry points to Sweden is allowed, unless the animal has been approved in a veterinary check in another EU-country.

Unlisted third country

If you bring a pet dog or cat from an unlisted third country you need a permit from the Swedish Board of Agriculture, identity marking and rabies vaccination, including the blood test result showing an approved level of rabies antibodies.

If you bring a pet dog or cat direct from a unlisted third country, you can only arrive at Landvetter-airport, Gothenburg and Arlanda- airport, Stockholm.

Export of live animals

Please contact the veterinary authorities in the country you intend to visit, or the embassy of the relevant country in Sweden, in order to get up-to-date information.

Travelling with your pet dog or cat from Sweden

All pet dogs and cats travelling to Great Britain, Irland, Malta and Finland – from Sweden must show documents of deworming against tapeworm (Echinococcus) within 24 - 120 hours before arriving in theese countries.

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Updated: 2016-05-20

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