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Other Pets

There are different rules for commercial and con-commercial movement of other pets than dogs, cats, ferrets, and birds.

Some pets are covered by Regulation (EU) 576/2013, while others are not covered by this regulation, and the conditions for movement of these pets vary accordingly.​​
Other pet animals cove​red by Regulation (EU) 576/2013
Other pet animals than dogs, cats, ferrets and birds are according to Regulation (EU) 576/2013:
  • Rabbits
  • Rodents
  • Reptiles
  • Amphibians​
  • Invertebrates (except bees, mollusks and crustaceans)
  • Ornamental tropical fish
Rodents of non-domestic species and squirrels originating in or coming from third countries of the African sub-Saharan region are banned entry into Denmark.
Non-commercial movement
If you can answer "Yes" to the following four statements, the movement is non-commercial:
  • The movement of the pet animal is caused by the owner's movement.
  • The pet animal accompanies its owner on his/her trip or is moved up to 5 days before or after the trip of the owner.
  • The pet animal is not intended for sale.
  • The ownership of the pet animal is not to be transferred to another person.
If you cannot answer yes to all of the four statements, it is considered a commercial movement or import into Denmark.
There are currently no specific animal health movement or import requirements for the other pet species listed in Regulation 576/2013. Therefore, they may be moved and imported for to Denmark from other EU Member States including Andorra, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar Greenland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino and Vatican City State.
According to Regulation (EC) 576/2013 non-commercial movement into Denmark from third countries other than Andorra, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Greenland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Mon​aco, Norway, San Marino and the Vatican City State of the animal species defined in the Regulation may take place over a Traveler's Point of Entry.​ 
Commercial movement and import into Denmark of other pet animals 
Pet animals not covered by Regulation (EU) 576/2013

Pets of species that are not covered by Regulation (EU) 576/2013 may be moved and imported into Denmark from EU countries and third countries in compliance with these import requirements:


There is a ban on movement and import into Denmark of the following animals:

  • Primates
  • Prairie dogs (Cynomys sp.) originating in or coming from the United States of America
  • Rodents of non-domestic species and squirrels originating in or coming from third countries of the African sub-Saharan region
Only zoos and approved organs, institutes and centres may be allowed to import primates, rodents of non-domestic species and squirrels, and it will require an import permit from the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration.
Furthermore, some species are banned to keep and rear in Denmark, except for approved organs, institutes and centres.
The banned species are listed in Danish Order No. 1261 of 17 November 2015 (available in Danish only).​​
Import directly into Denmark from third countries may only take place at one of these traveller's point of entry:
Border Inspection Post, Copenhagen Airport
Kystvejen 16
DK-2770 Kastrup
Phone: +45 72 27 64 40​
Email: bipcph@fvst.dk
Border Inspection Post, Billund Airport
DK-7190 Billund
Phone: +45 72 27 69 00
Last Modified 1. August 2022