I am travelling from Ukraine to Norway. Can I bring my pet to Norway?

If you have brought your pet from abroad, your pet must be checked at the border by the Norwegian Food Safety Authority. The Norwegian Food Safety Authority must control all pets that come to Norway to minimise the risk of spreading deadly diseases, such as rabies, to humans and other animals in Norway.

As of 1 July 2023, pets brought into Norway from Ukraine are subject to the standard requirements regarding microchipping, rabies vaccination, blood testing, tapeworm treatment and health certificates.

Pets coming to Norway from 1 July that do not meet the animal health requirements must be kept in quarantine paid for by the pet owner, returned directly to Ukraine or euthanised.

You can read more about bringing pets from abroad on the Norwegian Food Safety Authority's website (external website).

If possible, you should notify the Norwegian Food Safety Authority in advance if you will be arriving with pets, so that the inspection can be carried out when you cross the border. You will find information about Norwegian Border Control Posts (BCP) and Inspection Centres (IC) here (external website).

On the Norwegian Environment Agency's website, you will find information on the rules for bringing exotic pets into Norway (external website).