The rules on importing dogs, cats and ferrets are intended to prevent the spread of rabies in Sweden. The rules are set by the European Union.
On 29 December 2014 changes will apply in the EU-legislation regarding travelling with pet animals. The basic requirements remain, but certain details are changed.
Dogs, cats and ferrets who travel within the EU must be identity marked with a microchip and vaccinated against rabies.
You need an import permit to bring a puppy, kitten or ferret puppy to Sweden. Please plan your trip well in advance and read about the rules and how to apply for a permit.
Ferrets, cats and dogs that travel within the EU must have a pet passport. Your veterinarian can provide your pet with a passport.
The requirements concerning rabies protection are stricter upon import from countries outside EU which do not have a control system for rabies.
List of countries
Approved rabies vaccines
Border inspection posts when travelling to Sweden
Travellers' points of entry into the EU
Animals from holdings (ungulates, birds, lagomorphs, dogs, cats and ferrets), E9.162
Non-commercial movement of five or less dogs, cats or ferrets, E9.163
Imports of dogs, cats, ferrets and non-commercial movements into the Union of more than five dogs, cats or ferrets, E9.164
ID marking, pet passport and rabies explained by our four legged reporter.