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Travelling with Pets

Below you will find the definition of pet animals and travelling with pet animals. 

For more information about travelling with petsplease find below links to the the Danish Food Authority's website and the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs webpage, where you will find the current rules for private transport of pets.

Travelling with Pet Animals (

Kæledyr på rejse (

Pet animals are defined as:

  • Dogs, cats and ferrets

  • Birds (except poultry*)

  • Domestic rabbits and rodents

  • Reptiles and amphibia

  • Invertebrates (except bees and crustaceans)

  • Ornamental tropical fis

* Poultry means fowl, turkeys, guinea fowl, ducks, geese, quails, pigeons, pheasants, partridges and ratites (Ratitae) reared or kept in captivity for breeding, the production of meat or eggs for consumption, or for re-stocking supplies of game.

Travelling with pet animals are defined as:

  • Pet animals of the above mentioned species, which are accompanying their owner during their import to or export from Denmark

  • Pet animals of the above mentioned species, which are not intended to be sold or transferred to another owner (equals non-commercial transport)