Dog and ferret puppies and kittens (Norway)

These requirements concern the import of dog and ferret puppies and kittens only from Norway to Finland.

Import requirements for dog and ferret puppies and kittens from EU-countries.
Import requirements for dog and ferret puppies and kittens from other EEA-, EFTA- and Schengen-countries.

Dog and ferret puppies and kittens under the age of 12 weeks that have not been vaccinated against rabies are allowed to be imported from Norway to Finland with the following requirements:

  1. The animal is younger than 12 weeks during the transfer.
  2. The animal has been identified by a microchip.
  3. The owner or an authorised person has to carry a signed declaration confirming that the animal has not been in contact with any wild animals susceptible to rabies between the time of its birth and movement. The declaration can be signed by the owner or an authorised person. The model for the declaration form can be found here and in the Commission implementing regulation (EU) No 577/2013. If the puppies or kittens are with their dam of which they are still dependent on, it has to show in the dam’s passport that she has been vaccinated against rabies before the birth of the puppies or kittens.
  4. If a dog puppy is transferred via Sweden by car, a treatment against echinococcus is also required. A veterinarian in either Norway or Sweden gives the dog puppy a treatment 1-5 days (24-120h) before the animal arrives across the border into Finland. The treatment is marked in the dog puppy’s pet passport by the veterinarian. Medication is not required if the dog puppy is brought straight from Norway to Finland. The medication requirement does not apply to kittens or ferret puppies.
  5. The animal is accompanied by a Norwegian pet passport.
  6. The ownership of the animal must be transferred to the new owner resident in Finland already before the animal leaves Norway.
  7. The animal is allowed to enter Finland only, if the new owner themself goes to pick up the animal from Norway or the new owner authorises another person to pick up the animal on their behalf. The authorised person must be accompanied by a letter of authorisation from the new owner. The animal cannot be shipped to Finland alone by air cargo or any other kind of cargo.

It is also allowed to transfer 12-16-week-old dog and ferret puppies and kittens that have been vaccinated against rabies from Norway to Finland. In this case the at least 21 day waiting period after the vaccination does not have to be fulfilled. The puppy or kitten must be at least 12 weeks old on the day of the primary vaccination against rabies.

  1. The animal is 12-16 weeks old during transfer.
  2. The animal has been identified by a microchip.
  3. The owner or an authorised person has to carry a signed declaration confirming that the animal has not been in contact with any wild animals susceptible to rabies between the time of its birth and movement. The declaration can be signed by the owner or an authorised person. The model for the declaration form can be found here and in the Commission implementing regulation (EU) No 577/2013.
  4. If a dog puppy is transferred via Sweden by car, a treatment against echinococcus is also required. A veterinarian in either Norway or Sweden gives the dog puppy a treatment 1-5 days (24-120h) before the animal arrives across the border into Finland. The treatment is marked in the dog puppy’s pet passport by the veterinarian. Medication is not required if the dog puppy is brought straight from Norway to Finland. The medication requirement does not apply to kittens or ferret puppies.
  5. The animal is accompanied by a Norwegian pet passport.
  6. The ownership of the animal must be transferred to the new owner resident in Finland already before the animal leaves Norway.
  7. The animal is allowed to enter Finland only, if the new owner themself goes to pick up the animal from Norway or the new owner authorises another person to pick up the animal on their behalf. The authorised person must be accompanied by a letter of authorisation from the new owner. The animal cannot be shipped to Finland alone by air freight or any other kind of cargo.

If the young animal is transported to another country after transfer to Finland, the requirements must be verified from the destination country.

Page last updated 8/28/2020