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Pets to Bring into Norway


As a member of the Pet Travel Scheme, pet carnivores (dogs, cats and ferrets) from any of the countries covered by the scheme are allowed to enter Norway without quarantine, provided they meet specified anti-rabies, blood sampling and anti-worm/anti-tick hygiene requirements.

As for small rodents, caged birds and rabbits, you are required to obtain an import permit from the Norwegian Food Safety Authority. Rodents owned by persons travelling from Sweden are exempt from this requirement.

Do note that it is against the law in Norway to possess certain types of dogs, and meeting the requirements will not change that.

Rules & Regulations

The Norwegian rules are based on Commission Regulation (EC) No 998/2003 and concern only pets which are accompanied by their owner or a person responsible for them on behalf of the owner and which are not intended to be sold or transferred. If the number of animals imported is more than five, the conditions of so-called commercial imports apply.

Import of dogs, cats and ferrets from EU countries (except Sweden):


The animal must be identified by a microchip or a clearly readable tattoo. If the microchip does not comply with ISO Standard 11784 or Annex A to ISO Standard 11785, the importer must provide the means necessary for reading the microchip. The animal must be identified before the rabies vaccination.

Vaccination against Rabies & Neutralising Anti-body Titration

The animal must have been vaccinated against rabies with an inactivated vaccine of at least one anti-genic unit per dose (WHO standard). The rabies vaccination and revaccination, if necessary, must have been carried out in accordance with the recommendations of the manufacturing laboratory. In addition, a neutralising anti-body titration at least equal to 0,5 IU/ml must have been carried out in an EU-approved laboratory on a sample within 120 and 365 days after the latest vaccination. This anti-body titration does not need to be repeated on an animal which, following that titration, has been regularly revaccinated at the intervals without a break in the vaccination protocol required by the manufacturing laboratory.

Vaccination against rabies is not required for animals imported directly from UK and Ireland into Norway.

Unvaccinated young animals cannot be imported to Norway unless an exemption has been granted by the Norwegian Food Safety Authority.

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