Cats, dogs and ferrets

When traveling from USA 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

The border inspection post at Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup or Billund Airport must be notified prior to the import. If the point of entry is another EU member state documents and identity checks will be carried out in that EU member state.

The following information should be mailed or faxed to the border inspection post at least 24 hours prior to the import:

1. Information about the animal and owner including country of origin

2. Time and date of arrival and flight number

Border Inspection Post, Kastrup at Copenhagen Airport

Kystvejen 16

DK-2770 Kastrup

Phone:+45 72 27 60 00

Fax: +45 72 27 60 01


Border Inspection Post, Billund at Billund Airport Lufthavnvej

DK-7190 Billund

Phone: +45 72 27 55 00

Fax: +45 72 27 55 01


Further information about import of cats and dogs can be found on the homepage of the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration.


As a consequense of the avian influenza situation, import all species of birds, apart from poultry, which are kept as pets and are accompanying their owner, are not permitted. However, it is permitted to import less than 6 live birds, if the birds fulfill certain conditions. More information about import of birds can be found on this homepage of the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration.

Other Pets

Other pet animals than dogs, cats, ferrets and birds are:





Invertebrates (except bees and crustaceans)

Ornamental tropical fish

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

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

Be aware that other animals 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 to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.

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

General Information

Denmark is a Scandinavian country in northern Europe and the senior member of the Kingdom of Denmark. It is the southernmost of the Nordic countries. The mainland is bordered to the south by Germany. Denmark is southwest of Sweden and south of Norway. Denmark borders both the Baltic and the North Sea.

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