The animals must have been born and raised in captivity, as it is not allowed to keep wild-captured animals as pets in Sweden.
- Animals that are not to be sold or change owners once they have been brought to Sweden.
- Animals that travel with the owner or owner´s representative
- Animals that are not transported as freight with or without the owner or owner´s representative
Import rules can be changed if, for example, the risk of spreading infectious animal diseases requires so.
If you want to bring more than five small rodents they do not count as pets, and other rules apply.
These species count as small rodentsMice, rats, guinea-pigs, golden hamsters, chinchillas, and gerbils are small rodents.
Some species are protected Species may be comprised by the Ordinance on the protection of species. The Ordinance is intended to protect European species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade and possession of such species.
Importing a few animals
Imports from EU countries as well as Andorra, Faroe Islands, Norway and SwitzerlandYou may bring small rodents, provided that you have a maximum of five animals and that they travel with you or your representative.
Imports from non-EU countries except Andorra, Faroe Islands, Norway and SwitzerlandYou may bring small rodents, provided that you have a maximum of five animals and that they travel with you or your representative.
Small rodents from non-EU countries may only be brought to Sweden through border inspection posts at Stockholm-Arlanda or Gothenburg-Landvetter.
When the animals cross the border, you need to report to Customs.