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Rule on entering the European Union (EU) with dogs, cats and ferrets

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The entry with dogs, cats and ferrets from non-EU countries (so-called third countries) to the European Union is strictly regulated in order to provide protection against the introduction and spread of rabies.

Rule on entering the European Union (EU) with dogs, cats and ferrets
Entering the EU with pets© Mikhail Basov - Fotolia.com

The entry with dogs, cats and ferrets from non-EU countries (so-called third countries) to the European Union is strictly regulated in order to provide protection against the introduction and spread of rabies.

Please make sure to inquire and get the necessary information before starting your trip with your pets. If you transit through another country on your way to e.g. Germany, please inquire at the diplomatic missions or any other competent authority of the transit country about their rules for the import of pets and other animals.

Further information can be obtained from the competent German authority - the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection:

www.bmel.de