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into Sweden of dogs and cats




                       Valid from July 3, 2004
                                         LIST OF CONTENT                               PRACTICAL INFORMATION FOR BRINGING
                                                                                         YOUR DOG OR CAT ON YOUR JOURNEY

                                                                    This is an overview of the rules for indi-          Swedish Board of Agriculture’s supple-
                                                                    viduals who want to bring their dog or cat          menting rules on import of animals.
PRACTICAL INFORMATION FOR BRINGING                                  into Sweden. The rules apply to
YOUR DOG OR CAT ON YOUR JOURNEY                              3–6    • Swedish animals that are brought back             There are special rules for transporting
                                                                      to Sweden after a trip abroad.                    your dog or cat, for example with regard
EU COUNTRIES                                                        • animals that are brought into Sweden              to space, travelling time and care/super-
                                                                      for a temporary stay.                             vision. More information on this can be
Austria            Germany               Malta                                                                          found on the Swedish Animal Welfare
Belgium            Gibraltar             the Netherlands            • animals that are brought into Sweden              Agency’s web site
Cyprus             Greece                Poland                       from abroad for a permanent stay must             (www.djurskyddsmyndigheten.se).
Czech Republic     Hungary               Portugal                     be registered as Swedish.
Denmark            Italy                 Slovakia                                                                       You can order brochures on import as
Estonia            Latvia                Slovenia                   These rules can be found in Regulation              well as the relevant legislation from the
Finland            Lithuania             Spain                      (EC) No 998/2003 and in decisions made              Swedish Board of Agriculture’s web site
France             Luxembourg                                7–9    based on that regulation, as well as in the         (www.sjv.se).
Ireland
United Kingdom                                             10–11
                                                                   The rules on import are divided into four            For animal welfare reasons, the animal
SCANDINAVIA                                                        main areas, based on the country of                  may sometimes be better off staying at
Norway                                                       11    departure.                                           home.
                                                                   Find your country in the list of content on          Transportation by plane, the change in
LOW-RISK COUNTRIES OUTSIDE THE EU                                  page 2, and this will guide you to the page          environment or in climate may be stress-
Andorra            Iceland           Saint Pierre and              with the relevant rules for bringing your            ful for the animal. We recommend you to
Antigua and        Jamaica           Miquelon                      dog or cat from this country directly into           carefully consider the most appropriate
Barbuda            Japan             Saint Vincent and             Sweden.                                              means of transportation for your animal,
Aruba              Liechtenstein     Grenadines                                                                         the best route to take or maybe to leave
Ascension          Mauritius         San Marino                    In the regulation, the countries are divided         your animal at home.
Australia          Mayotte           Singapore                     according to membership in the EU as well
Bahrain            Monaco            Switzerland                   as based on the actual rabies situation in the       There are many contagious diseases.
Barbados           Montserrat        USA                           country. In some third countries, that is            The purpose of import rules is to protect
Bermuda            Netherlands       Vanuatu                       countries outside the EU, the rabies                 from the spreading of rabies or certain
Canada             Antilles          Vatican                       situation has been judged under control and          parasitic diseases, but there are several
Cayman Islands     New Caledonia     Wallis and Futon              the risk of spreading rabies when importing          other diseases that your animal may get
Croatia            New Zealand       Islands                       animals from these countries has been                during a trip. More information on con-
Falkland Islands   Saint Helena                                    deemed low. These countries are called               tagious diseases as regards dogs and cats
Fiji               Saint Kitts and                                 low-risk countries and the remaining                 can be found on the National Veterinary
French Polynesia   Nevis                                           countries are called high-risk countries.            Institute’s web site (www.sva.se).
                                                           12–14
                                                                                                                        Ask your veterinarian for help to give
HIGH-RISK COUNTRIES OUTSIDE THE EU                                                                                      your animal the necessary protection, for
Other countries                                            15–17                                                        example supplementary vaccinations,

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protection against parasites and practical         The basic requirements are the same for all     information about how to get a passport.           may be rejected or put into quarantine. If
information on how to take care of your            EU countries, but there is room for             The veterinarian notes the identity number,        so, you have to bear all the costs for such
animal during the trip.                            national variations. Some EU countries –        vaccinations, test results and treatments in       measures. If you cannot pay, the animal
                                                   but not all – allow import of unvaccinated      the passport.                                      may be euthanized.
Puppies and kittens may only                       young animals. There may also be
be imported from certain countries.                national rules for the keeping of pets, for     Third-country certificate                          Smuggling
Please note that puppies and kittens may           example prohibition against certain             Owners of dogs or cats imported from low-          If your animal is found in Sweden and the
only be imported into Sweden from Norway,          species. We recommend you to make sure          risk countries (see page 3) into Sweden            import requirements have not been
the United Kingdom and Ireland.                    that your animal fulfils the import             must have a special third-country cer-             complied with, the animal will be put into
                                                   requirements in each country you travel         tificate. You can order this form from the         isolation for control. If the animal shows
A maximum number of animals.                       through on your journey, or if you buy an       Board of Agriculture’s website                     no sign of rabies within ten days, it shall
                                                   animal in one country and bring it by car       (www.sjv.se).                                      be placed in quarantine or brought out of
From certain countries outside the EU, a
                                                   or by train through several countries.                                                             the country. If you cannot pay for these
maximum number of five dogs or cats may
                                                   Contact the veterinary authorities through      Animal owners whose animals live in the            measures, the animal will be euthanized.
be imported. If more than five animals with
                                                   their embassies well in advance before          EU and are brought into a low-risk                 If an investigation shows that you brought
the same owner shall be imported, these are
                                                   your trip.                                      country and back again shall before the            the animal to Sweden illegally, you may be
considered commercial animals. These
means that there are other requirements than                                                       outward journey obtain a passport for pet          sentenced to a fine or to prison.
                                                   Begin the necessary                             animals, as described above. You are then
those mentioned here – more information
                                                   preparations well in advance.                   to use the passport instead of the third-          OTHER LEGISLATION
can be found on the Swedish Board of
Agriculture’s web site (www.sjv.se).               To be allowed into Sweden the animal            country certificate on the return journey.         Notifying the customs
                                                   must be identified and vaccinated against                                                          You have to notify import of dogs or cats
The animal must be                                 rabies. A blood test shall be taken to see if   Quarantine                                         to the customs authorities in accordance
accompanied during the trip.                       the protection against rabies is sufficient.    Animals brought from high-risk countries           with customs legislation – please see the
                                                   The blood test shall be analysed by a           shall be placed in quarantine. Such quaran-        website of the Swedish Customs
Pet animals may not be imported as goods
                                                   laboratory approved by the EU – a list of       tines must have been approved by the               (www.tullverket.se).
but must be accompanied by a person who
                                                   these can be found on the Swedish Board         Board of Agriculture. You must have
is responsible for the animal during the
                                                   of Agriculture’s web site (www.sjv.se).         booked a place at a quarantine before              Certain dogs or cats are not allowed in
trip. Animals transported as goods are
                                                   The process from vaccination to test            bringing the animal, and certain documents         Sweden:
considered commercial animals and this
                                                   results will take 4 1/2–5 months. If the        are required – please contact the Board of         – Aggressive dogs
means that there are other requirements –
                                                   blood test shows an insufficient protection     Agriculture for more information.                  Sweden does not allow the keeping of dogs
please see (www.sjv.se).
                                                   against rabies, the animal must be                                                                 that have an extremely strong urge to
                                                   vaccinated again and a new blood test           The person travelling with                         fight, such as dogs:
Common requirements
                                                   must be taken. At the time of import into       the animal bears the responsibility                • that are easily angered and that bite
with certain exceptions.
                                                   Sweden, the animal must be recently                                                                • that only with difficulty can be made to
To be allowed to bring your animal into                                                            The person bringing the animal across the
                                                   dewormed against echinococcosis.                                                                      abort an attack
another EU country, you need first of all to                                                       border bears the responsibility for all
make sure that your animal is identified,                                                          import conditions being complied with,             • that tend to direct their fighting instincts
                                                   Passport for pet animals                                                                              towards humans and towards other dogs
vaccinated against rabies and equipped with                                                        and is also the one who is to pay all costs
                                                   If you are travelling between EU countries,     associated with the import. This means that        There is no ban against specific breeds.
a passport for pet animals. Sweden has
                                                   moving to another EU country or selling         you have to find out on your own what the
additional requirements for import that
                                                   your animal within the EU, the animal           requirements are, make sure that the               – Crossbreeds involving wild species
must be met in order for the animal to be
                                                   needs a passport for pet animals. In            vaccinations are valid and that the passport
allowed to enter into Sweden. The animal’s                                                                                                            In Sweden it is prohibited to keep
                                                   Sweden, the passport is produced by the         for pet animals is continuously updated or
blood must contain a sufficient number of                                                                                                             predators as pet animals with the exception
                                                   Swedish Board of Agriculture and distri-        that you have a valid third-country certifi-
rabies antibodies and the animal must be                                                                                                              of polecats, dogs and cats. Neither is it
                                                   buted to veterinarians for a fee. Contact       cate. If the animal does not fulfil all
dewormed against echinococcosis.                                                                                                                      allowed to keep as pets crosses between
                                                   your veterinarian in your home country for      requirements upon arrival at the border, it

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                                                                                                 EU MEMBER STATES
domestic dogs and wild canines, for               Owner registration                             Belgium            France             Latvia                 Azores and         the Czech
example wolves or dingoes, as well as                                                            Denmark            (including         Lithuania              Madeira)           Republic
                                                  In Sweden, all dog owners must register        (including         French Guyana,     Luxemburg              Slovakia           Germany
crossbreeds between domestic cats and             themselves and their dog at the Board of
wild felines. The exception would be                                                             Greenland          Guadeloupe,        Malta                  Slovenia           Hungary
                                                  Agriculture. This applies to all owners of     and the Faeroe     Martinique         the                    Spain              Austria
animals where the cross from wild animals         dogs that are born after 31 December 1992      Islands)           and Réunion)       Netherlands            (including the
is at least five generations back.                and that live mostly in Sweden. The            Cyprus             Gibraltar          Poland                 Balearics and
                                                  requirement does not apply to people on        Estonia            Greece             Portugal               the Canary
Some breeding work is carried out in              temporary visits.                              Finland            Italy              (including the         Islands)
creating new crossbreeds including wild
animals. Examples of such crossbreeds are         The registration obligation applies once
the wolf hybrids Saarlos Wolfhund and the                                                                                                            If possible, you should choose a microchip
                                                  the dog reaches an age of four months, or       CHECKLIST
Czech Wolfdog, as well as the wild cat                                                                                                               of ISO standard 11784 or 11785. If the
                                                  one month after you bought, received or                                                            animal’s chip is of another type, the owner
hybrids Bengal, Savannah and Chaussie.            imported the dog into Sweden. Ownership         ❐ IDENTIFICATION
You may not keep offsprings from the first                                                        The animal shall be identified.                    or the person in charge of the animal must
                                                  is notified to the Board of Agriculture on                                                         be ready to provide a reader every time the
up to and including the fourth generation         a special form that can be obtained from
of these crossbreeds. The cross is noted in                                                       ❐ VACCINATIONS                                     number needs to be verified, for instance
                                                  your veterinarian or from the Board. The                                                           when the border is crossed.
the animal’s pedigree, where you can count        current fee for this compulsory registration        AND BLOOD TEST
the number of generations. If the cross is        is SEK 150.                                     Both cats and dogs must be vaccinated
in the fifth generation or further back in                                                                                                           Rabies vaccination
                                                                                                  against rabies and have an approved
time, it is permitted to keep the animal.         Leash                                           level of rabies antibodies.                        Dogs and cats shall be vaccinated against
                                                                                                                                                     rabies, using a vaccine of WHO standard
                                                  In Sweden, all dogs should be kept on
                                                  leash during the period 1 March – 20
                                                                                                  ❐ DEWORMING                                        and in accordance with the manufacturer’s
                                                                                                  A licensed veterinarian in the country of          recommendations. Your veterinarian can
                                                  August, in order to protect the wildlife.                                                          help you choose a suitable vaccine. The
                                                                                                  departure shall deworm the animal
                                                                                                  against the tapeworm Echinococcus                  basic vaccination is usually done when the
                                                                                                  multilocularis.                                    animal has reached the age of three
                                                                                                                                                     months. The animal must be identified in
                                                                                                  ❐ PASSPORT FOR PET ANIMALS                         order to be vaccinated, and the vaccination
                                                                                                  You have to obtain a passport for your             must be performed by a veterinarian. The
                                                                                                  animal.                                            veterinarian is to enter the vaccination in
                                                                                                                                                     the animal’s passport, and will also note the
                                                                                                  ❐ NOTIFYING THE CUSTOMS                            last day for revaccination. If the animal is
                                                                                                  You have to notify the import of dogs or           correctly revaccinated, there is only a very
                                                                                                  cats to the customs authorities.                   small risk that it may lose its rabies pro-
                                                                                                                                                     tection. The rules mean that unvaccinated
                                                                                                                                                     animals may not be imported, irrespective
                                                                                                 THE RULES IN DETAIL                                 of age.
                                                                                                 Identification
                                                                                                 The animal shall be identified by a clearly         Blood test and revaccination
                                                                                                 legible tattoo or a microchip under the skin.       No sooner than 120 days and no more than
                                                                                                 The tattooed number, or the number of the           365 days after the basic vaccination against
                                                                                                 microchip (= the animal’s ID number) shall          rabies, a veterinarian shall take a blood
                                                                                                 be stated in all documents pertaining to the        sample of the animal in order to verify the
                                                                                                 animal, as well as in the passport.                 level of rabies antibodies. The sample shall
                                                                                                                                                     be tested by a laboratory that has been

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approved by the EU – for a list of those             passport. You have to bring it whenever         deworming and departure. If several days             Notifying the customs
laboratories, please see www.sjv.se. The             you travel across borders within the EU.        pass, the risk of reinfection increases, and         You have to notify the customs at the bor-
test result shall indicate a rabies antibody         The blood test and the deworming treat-         you should then repeat the deworming                 der in accordance with customs legislation.
level of at least 0.5 IE/ml.                         ment are not required for entering other EU     treatment within ten days of your arrival in         Please see the website of Swedish Customs
                                                     countries than Sweden. Please note,             Sweden.                                              (www.tullverket.se).
Some animals may need more than one                  however, that the United Kingdom and
vaccination in order to reach the required           Ireland have their own additional               Exemption from deworming                             Import of animals from high-risk
level of antibodies. The following kinds of          requirements that are not the same as           There is no requirement for deworming for            countries via another EU Member State
animals often have a reduced capability of           those that apply for import into Sweden.        dogs or cats that are to be imported into            Please see also page 14 about the rules for
producing antibodies: dogs and cats                  For more information about this, please see     Sweden and that have only stayed in                  import of dogs or cats from high-risk
younger than one year, dogs of large breeds,         the UK website (www.defra.gov.uk).              Finland, Norway or Sweden at least one               countries.
dogs undergoing hard physical training, and                                                          year prior to the import.
animals that are or have recently been ill. If       Transitional rules
                                                                                                                                                          Example:
your animal belongs to any of those                  Import of dogs or cats after 3 July 2004        Four-week certificate for commuting
categories, the Board of Agriculture                                                                                                                      You go to Mexico and buy a dog, that you
                                                     from an EU country where you still              between Sweden and Denmark
recommends that you have it vaccinated                                                                                                                    want to bring to Sweden without quaran-
                                                     cannot get a passport, will require the         Commuters may instead of deworming
twice with an interval of one month, in order                                                                                                             tine. In this case, the dog must be brought
                                                     following certificates:                         their animals as described above use a
to increase the production of antibodies. The                                                                                                             to another EU Member State, and there be
                                                                                                     so-called four-week certificate. Such                prepared so that it complies with the
blood test shall then be taken 120–365 days          • a compiled vaccination certificate issued     certificates are granted for animals that live       requirements in the checklist on page 7.
after the most recent vaccination.                     before 1 October 2004, and with valid         in Sweden or Denmark and that                        For import to the EU from Mexico, a
                                                       rabies vaccinations. The certificate form     accompany commuters between these two
If you want to avoid the blood test after                                                                                                                 special certificate is required. This
                                                       can be downloaded at the Board of             countries. The form for the four-week
every vaccination, you must make sure that                                                                                                                certificate shall show that the dog is
                                                       Agriculture’s website (www.sjv.se).           certificate can be obtained from the Board
the animal is revaccinated before the date                                                                                                                identified and vaccinated against rabies,
                                                                                                     of Agriculture or from your veterinarian.            and that a blood test has been taken in
of revaccination entered into the passport           • the new certificate for deworming can be
by the veterinarian. If the animal is                                                                                                                     accordance with the EU country’s require-
                                                       downloaded at the Board of Agriculture’s      The certificate is issued by a licensed
correctly revaccinated, there is only a very                                                                                                              ments for verifying the approved level of
                                                       website. You can also use the former cer-     veterinarian in Sweden or Denmark. The
small risk that it may lose its rabies                                                                                                                    rabies antibodies. In order for the dog to be
                                                       tificate Health certificate for the import    veterinarian deworms the animal, which
protection.                                                                                                                                               allowed into Sweden from this other EU
                                                       of dogs/cats from EU/EFTA countries.          must be properly identified at the time.             country, however, it must be vaccinated
                                                                                                     However, when a four-week certificate is             anew, and another test result must show an
If the animal has not been revaccinated              Deworming                                       issued for the first time for an animal that         approved level of rabies antibodies while
within the stated period, the delayed
                                                     A licensed veterinarian in the country of       has never been outside Sweden, Norway or             the animal remains in the EU country. The
revaccination is considered a new basic
                                                     departure shall no more than ten days before    Finland, it does not need to be dewormed,            reason for this is that both those measures
vaccination. In such a case, a new blood
                                                     the entry into Sweden deworm the animal         since these countries are free from the              must be taken within the EU, in order for
test must be taken 120–365 days after the
                                                     against echinococcosis, using an approved       parasite. In the certificate, the animal             the animal to avoid quarantine. The dog
most recent vaccination.
                                                     preparation, see list at (www.sjv.se). The      owner commits to having a veterinarian               must also be provided with a passport and
                                                     veterinarian shall then state in the passport   deworm the animal again after 21–28 days,            dewormed. Sweden’s requirements re-
Passport for pet animals
                                                     for pet animals that the animal has been        so that it cannot spread a possible                  garding the verification of rabies anti-
You need a special passport for bringing             dewormed.                                       contamination after the trip. This means             bodies in the animal’s blood is different
your animal to Sweden. In this passport, a                                                           that commuters must visit a veterinarian             from those of other EU countries.
veterinarian shall note the animal’s                 The Board of Agriculture recommends that        every 28 days to have their animal
identity number as well as information               you have the animal dewormed as late as         dewormed.
about vaccinations, the blood test regarding         possible before your trip to Sweden, in
antibodies, and deworming treatments.                order to reduce the risk of the animal being
Contact your veterinarian in your home               reinfected during the period between
country about information how to get the
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                                                            EU MEMBER STATES
                                                          Ireland and the United Kingdom          veterinarian shall then state in the passport        Transport
                                                                                                  for pet animals that the animal has been             If you are going by plane, make sure your
                                                                                                  dewormed.                                            plane is a direct flight to Sweden. If a
                                                                                                                                                       touchdown or reloading cannot be avoided,
                                                                                                  The Board of Agriculture recommends that             the animal must not leave the airport.
                                                                                                  you have the animal dewormed as late as
                                                                                                  possible before your trip to Sweden, in
                                                                                                  order to reduce the risk of the animal being         Notifying the customs
                                                                                                  reinfected during the period between                 You have to notify the customs at the
                                                                                                  deworming and departure. If several days             border in accordance with customs
                                                                                                  pass, the risk of reinfection increases, and         legislation. Please see the website of
 CHECKLIST                                         If possible, you should choose a microchip     you should then repeat the deworming                 Swedish Customs (www.tullverket.se).
                                                   of ISO standard 11784 or 11785. If the         treatment within ten days of your arrival in
 ❐ IDENTIFICATION                                  animal’s chip is of another type, the owner    Sweden.
 The animal shall be identified.                   or the person in charge of the animal must
                                                   be ready to provide a reader every time the
 ❐ PASSPORT FOR PET ANIMALS                        number needs to be verified, for instance
 You have to obtain a passport for your            when the border is crossed.
 animal.
                                                   Passport for pet animals
 ❐ DEWORMING
 A licensed veterinarian in the country of         You need a special passport for bringing
 departure shall deworm the animal                 your animal to Sweden. In this passport, a
 against the tapeworm Echinococcus                 veterinarian shall note the animal’s
 multilocularis.                                   identity number and deworming treat-
                                                   ments. Contact your veterinarian in your
 ❐ TRANSPORT                                       home country about information how to get
 Arrange direct transport to Sweden,               the passport. You have to bring it whenever    SCANDINAVIA
 with no changeovers.                              you travel across borders within the EU.
                                                   The blood test and the deworming treat-        Norway
 ❐ NOTIFYING THE CUSTOMS                           ment are not required for entering other EU
 You have to notify the import of dogs or          countries than Sweden. Please note,
 cats to the customs authorities.                  however, that the United Kingdom and
                                                   Ireland have their own additional require-     There are no requirements for importing
                                                   ments that are not the same as those that      dogs or cats from Norway to Sweden.
                                                   apply for import into Sweden. For more         However, animals that have been brought
                                                   information about this, please see the UK      illegally to Norway from somewhere else
THE RULES IN DETAIL
                                                   website (www.defra.gov.uk).                    may not be brought to Sweden.
Identification
The animal shall be identified by a clearly        Deworming
legible tattoo or a microchip under the
                                                   A licensed veterinarian in the country of
skin. The tattooed number, or the number
                                                   departure shall no more than ten days before
of the microchip (= the animal’s ID
                                                   the entry into Sweden deworm the animal
number) shall be stated in all documents
                                                   against echinococcosis, using an approved
pertaining to the animal, as well as in the
                                                   preparation, see list at (www.sjv.se). The
passport.


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                       LOW-RISK COUNTRIES OUTSIDE THE EU                                        gain nothing by starting vaccinations                   Deworming
                                                                                                while still in the high-risk country.                   A licensed veterinarian in the country of
                                                                                                                                                        departure shall no more than ten days
Andorra           Cayman Islands     Canada               New Zealand         Mayotte           Blood test and revaccination                            before the entry into Sweden deworm the
Antigua and       Fiji               Croatia              St Helena           Switzerland       No sooner than 120 days and no more than                animal against echinococcosis, using an
Barbuda           Falkland           Liechtenstein        St Kitts and        Singapore         365 days after the basic vaccination against            approved preparation, see list at
Aruba             Islands            Mauritius            Nevis               USA               rabies, a veterinarian shall take a blood               (www.sjv.se). The veterinarian shall then
Ascension         French             Monaco               St Pierre and       Vanuatu           sample of the animal in order to verify the             state in the certificate or in the passport for
Australia         Polynesia          Montserrat           Miquelon            the Vatican
Barbados          Iceland            Netherlands          St Vincent and      Wallis and
                                                                                                level of rabies antibodies. The sample shall            pet animals that the animal has been
Bahrain           Jamaica            Antilles             the Grenadines      Futuna            be tested by a laboratory that has been                 dewormed.
Bermuda           Japan              New Caledonia        San Marino                            approved by the EU – for a list of those
                                                                                                laboratories, please see (www.sjv.se). The              The Board of Agriculture recommends
                                                                                                test result shall indicate a rabies antibody le-        that you have the animal dewormed as late
  CHECKLIST                                     IMPORT RULES
                                                                                                vel of at least 0.5 IE/ml. Upon import to               as possible before your trip to Sweden, in
                                                Identification
                                                                                                Sweden the blood sample may not be drawn                order to reduce the risk of the animal being
  ❐ IDENTIFICATION                              The animal shall be identified by a clearly     in a high-risk country.                                 reinfected during the period between
  The animal shall be identified.               legible tattoo or a microchip under the skin.                                                           deworming and departure. If several days
                                                The tattooed number, or the number of the       Some animals may need more than one                     pass, the risk of reinfection increases, and
  ❐ VACCINATIONS                                microchip (= the animal’s ID number) shall      vaccination in order to reach the required              you should then repeat the deworming
      AND BLOOD TEST                            be stated in all documents pertaining to the    level of antibodies. The following kinds of             treatment within ten days of your arrival in
  Both cats and dogs must be vaccinated         animal, as well as in the passport.             animals often have a reduced capability to              Sweden.
  against rabies and have an approved                                                           form antibodies: dogs and cats younger
  level of rabies antibodies.                   If possible, you should choose a microchip      than one year, dogs of large breeds, dogs               Certificate?
                                                of ISO standard 11784 or 11785. If the          undergoing hard physical training, and
  ❐ DEWORMING                                                                                                                                           • If you bring an animal from a country
                                                animal’s chip is of another type, the owner     animals that are or have recently been ill.               outside the EU to Sweden, you have to
  A licensed veterinarian in the country        or the person in charge of the animal must      If your animal belongs to any of those                    obtain a third-country certificate. You
  of departure shall deworm the animal          be ready to provide a reader every time the     categories, the Board of Agriculture                      can order this form from the Board of
  against Echinococcus multilocularis.          number needs to be verified, for instance       recommends that you have it vaccinated                    Agriculture’s website (www.sjv.se).
                                                when the border is crossed.                     twice with an interval of one month, in                 • If you plan to bring an EU animal to a
  ❐ THIRD-COUNTRY                                                                               order to increase the production of anti-                 country outside the EU and back again,
      CERTIFICATE                               Rabies vaccination                              bodies. The blood test shall then be taken                you must obtain a passport for pet
  You have to obtain a special                  Dogs and cats shall be vaccinated against       120–365 days after the most recent                        animals before you leave. In this case,
  certificate.                                  rabies, using a vaccine of WHO standard         vaccination.                                              you do not need a third-country
                                                and in accordance with the manufacturer’s                                                                 certificate.
  ❐ MEANS OF TRANSPORT,                         recommendations. Your veterinarian can          If you want to avoid the blood test after
  ROUTE AND POINT OF ENTRY                      help you choose a suitable vaccine. The         every vaccination, you must make sure that              The certificate or the passport must be
  The animal shall be transported by            basic vaccination is usually done when the      the animal is revaccinated within the time              completed by an official veterinarian
  air and must be brought into Sweden           animal has reached the age of three             period recommended by the manufacturer,                 (= veterinarian appointed by the govern-
  at an approved point of entry. In case        months. The animal must be identified in        normally 1–3 years. If the animal is                    ment in each country) in the country of
  of an intermediate landing in a high-         order to be vaccinated, and the vaccination     correctly revaccinated, there is only a very            departure.
  risk country, the animal must not             must be performed by a veterinarian. The        small risk that it may lose its rabies
  leave the airport.                            rules mean that unvaccinated animals may        protection. If the animal has not been                  At the time of import you shall bring not
                                                not be imported, irrespective of age.           revaccinated within the stated period, the              only the certificate, but also the documents
  ❐ NOTIFYING THE CUSTOMS                                                                       delayed revaccination is considered a new               it is based on, that is vaccination cer-
  You have to notify the import of dogs         Please note that the rabies vaccination may     basic vaccination. In such a case, a new                tificates and the result of the blood test.
  or cats to the customs authorities.           not be performed in a high-risk country. If     blood test must be taken 120–365 days                   This does not apply if you are using a
                                                you want to bring your animal from a high-      after the most recent vaccination.                      passport for pet animals.
                                                risk country via a low-risk country, you
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Air travel only, and                                  Landvetter. It may not be brought into   HIGH-RISK COUNTRIES
preferably non-stop flights                           Sweden via any other route.
Animals from low-risk countries must be                                                        OUTSIDE THE EU
transported by air. The best thing to do is to        Animals from Andorra, Iceland,
take a direct flight to Sweden, or to travel          Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway,
via another low-risk country or another EU            San Marino, Switzerland and the
country. If you have to make an inter-                Vatican may be imported via any          The countries classified as low risk are listed on page 12. If the country that you want to
mediate landing in a high-risk country, the           border communities.                      import your animal from is not included in this list, it is a so-called high-risk country.
animal must not leave the airport.                                                             This means that the rabies situation in the country is not under control or impossible to
                                                      Notifying the customs                    estimate. There is a high risk that pet animals brought to the EU from such countries can
Place of entry                                        You have to notify the customs at the    bring rabies with them, so the import requirements are stricter.
The animal must be transported by air to              border in accordance with customs
Stockholm/Arlanda or to Gothenburg/                   legislation. Please see the website of                                                      THE RULES IN DETAIL
                                                      Swedish Customs (www.tullverket.se).       CHECKLIST
                                                                                                                                                  Identification
                                                                                                 ❐ IDENTIFICATION                                 The animal shall be identified by a clearly
                                                                                                 The animal shall be identified.                  legible tattoo or a microchip under the
                                                                                                                                                  skin. The tattooed number, or the number
                                                                                                 ❐ PLACE IN QUARANTINE AND                        of the microchip (= the animal’s ID
                                                                                                     QUARANTINE DOCUMENTS                         number) shall be stated in all documents
                                                                                                 You must book a quarantine place                 pertaining to the animal, as well as in the
                                                                                                 in advance. A special quarantine                 passport.
                                                                                                 document is required for going
                                                                                                 through customs.                                 If possible, you should choose a microchip
                                                                                                                                                  of ISO standard 11784 or 11785. If the
                                                                                                 ❐ DEWORMING                                      animal’s chip is of another type, the owner
                                                                                                 A licensed veterinarian in the                   or the person in charge of the animal must
                                                                                                 country of departure shall deworm                be ready to provide a reader every time the
                                                                                                 the animal against the tapeworm                  number needs to be verified, for instance
                                                                                                 echinococcus multilocularis.                     when the border is crossed.
                                                                                                 A special deworming certificate is
                                                                                                 required.                                        Quarantine and quarantine documents
                                                                                                                                                  The animal shall be kept in quarantine for
                                                                                                 ❐ MEANS OF TRANSPORT,                            at least 120 days, followed by 60 days of
                                                                                                 ROUTE AND POINT OF ENTRY                         isolation in the home. During this entire
                                                                                                 The animal shall be transported by air           period, the animal must of course not
                                                                                                 and must be brought into Sweden at an            participate in shows or competitions, and
                                                                                                 approved point of entry. The quaran-             must not mate naturally. Only quarantines
                                                                                                 tine staff will handle the transport from        that have been approved by the Board of
                                                                                                 the airport to the quarantine.                   Agriculture may be used. It is up to you to
                                                                                                                                                  book a quarantine place before travelling
                                                                                                 ❐ NOTIFYING THE CUSTOMS                          to Sweden. Even if your animal has a
                                                                                                 You have to notify the import of dogs            valid rabies vaccination and an approved
                                                                                                 or cats to the customs authorities.              result on the blood test, it must still be
                                                                                                                                                  placed in quarantine. Please note that the
                                                                                                                                                  quarantine may apply a minimum age for
                                                                                                                                                  the animals it receives.


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In Sweden, there are at the moment two              Deworming                                      Import of animals from high-risk
approved, permanent quarantines for dogs            A licensed veterinarian in the country of      countries via another EU country
and cats:                                           departure shall no more than ten days          Please see page 9 about import from high-
                                                    before the entry into Sweden deworm the        risk countries via another EU country.
1. Storskogens Karantän                             animal against echinococcosis, using an
Skeda                                               approved preparation, see list at
SE 585 97 Linköping                                 (www.sjv.se). The        veterinarian shall
Phone: +46 (0)13 503 36                             complete a deworming certificate as proof
Fax: +46 (0)13 504 36                               that your animal has been dewormed. A
E-mail: storskogens.karantan@telia.com              form for this certificate can be obtained
                                                    from the Board of Agriculture. The Board
2. Manlötens Karantän                               of Agriculture recommends that you have
                                                    the animal dewormed as late as possible
Manlötens gård
                                                    before your trip to Sweden, in order to
SE 186 40 Vallentuna
                                                    reduce the risk of the animal being
Phone: +46 (0)8 511 786 39
                                                    reinfected during the period between
Fax: +46 (0)8 511 786 75
                                                    deworming and departure. If several days
E-mail: manloten@delta.telenordia.se
                                                    pass, the risk of reinfection increases, and
                                                    you should then repeat the deworming
There are also individual quarantines that
                                                    treatment in the quarantine within ten days
receive animals. The CITES and Animal
                                                    of your arrival in Sweden.
Health Division at the Board of
Agriculture can provide more information
                                                    If you cannot have your animal dewormed
about where these quarantines are located.
                                                    in the country of departure, it can be
                                                    dewormed by a border veterinarian or by
You can obtain an approval for establish-
                                                    the quarantine veterinarian. The border
ing your own, temporary quarantine for
                                                    veterinarian will claim a fee, and is only
your animal. However, the requirements
                                                    available during office hours.
regarding the premises and their manage-
ment are very strict. Applications about
                                                    Only flights to
establishing your own quarantine should
                                                    Stockholm or Gothenburg
be sent to the County Veterinarian in your
county. The County Veterinarian answers             The animal must be transported by air
questions about this matter.                        either to Gothenburg/Landvetter or to
                                                    Stockholm/Arlanda. You may not bring
You must present a certain quarantine               your animal into Sweden anywhere else,
document when passing through customs.              or use any other means of transport.
Please contact the Board of Agriculture for
more information. Once the animal has               Notifying the customs
been cleared through customs, it shall be           You have to notify the customs at the bor-
brought directly to the quarantine station.         der in accordance with customs legislation.
The transport to this facility is handled by        Please see the website of Swedish Customs
its staff.                                          (www.tullverket.se).




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Swedish Board of Agriculture
551 82 Jönköping, Sweden
Phone: +46 (0)36-15 55 33
         +46 (0)36-15 50 00 (switchboard)
Fax:     +46 (0)36-15 08 18
E-mail: jordbruksverket@sjv.se
Website: www.sjv.se
June 2004                                   OVR76ENG

								
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