Animal imports, exports and intra-union trade

NB! Information about Brexit.

The requirements pertaining to animal imports vary according to species and country of origin.

In general, animal imports from other EU countries (=intra-union trade) are subject to different import requirements from imports from countries outside the EU. The import regulations are also affected by the zoonose situation of the country of origin. With an animal disease outbreak, the import requirements may change at short notice.

Please find links for both commercial and non-commercial intra-union trade of pets in the margin.

The export regulations are always within the jurisdiction of the destination country. If you want to take your pet with you when travelling, information on the export regulations is available from the embassy or veterinary authorities of the destination country.

Page last updated 10/10/2019