Cat travel rules
Most EU countries have the same rules for the introduction of pets, and you need to pay special attention to the special rules for Finland, the UK, Ireland, Malta, Norway and Sweden. If you take your cat on a trip to a non-EU country, the rules vary by country. These rules include, among other things, vaccination, ID, chip marking, and worm treatment requirements. For specific information about your country of entry, please check the website of the Danish Food Authority.
You can rely on the following rules to be all requirements for your country of entry:
Animals are usually required for personal care during travel. This means that you travel with the cat, act on behalf of the animal, and are responsible for the entire transport process.
If your cat does not personally assist, the rules apply to commercial imports. For example, if you buy or sell a cat and you have to transport it to its new owner, they apply. You can also find these rules on the website of the Danish Food and Drug Administration.
Cat’s ID card and EU passport
All cats must obtain a passport (issued by a veterinarian) where rabies vaccination documents must be found. In order to obtain a passport, your cat must be vaccinated three weeks before departure. Your cat must also be identified with a chip tag.
Special rules may apply to kittens under three months of age, as they are usually not vaccinated. If you are travelling with a kitten, check that unvaccinated animals are allowed in your country of entry. In addition, kittens must have a valid passport and ID card.
Cat transport cage
If you are travelling on board with a cat, special rules apply to the size of the carrier cage. Check out our wide selection of cat transport cages.
These rules don’t apply to all airlines, so it’s a good idea to check which rules apply to you. Please contact your airline or visit their website for specific requirements. Several companies offer solutions to keep cats in the cabin or with you in the cabin.
Depending on where you choose to place the cat, different rules apply to the size, size and number of pets in the cage. You can use the handbag in the cabin instead of the transport cage. Carrying luggage is usually done with soft materials to make the journey more comfortable for cats.
If you have any questions about carrying a cat on the go, you can contact your veterinarian. Your veterinarian is an expert who will be able to advise and guide you on the most comfortable journey to you and your cat.