Pet Travel Question: Rabbit Travel to The Netherlands

Hi PetRelocation,

I've read the requirements needed to bring a cat or dog into The Netherlands, but I've also heard that none of the requirements apply to rabbits.

What exactly, if anything, is different when taking rabbits and what should we expect upon arrival to The Netherlands (quarantine time for example).


Hi Pearl,

According to our research, it doesn't look like you need a health certificate or pet passport to import rabbits into The Netherlands, however it's always a good idea to check with customs officials before you go.

We've previously covered the issue of rabbit travel on our blog, so take a look for tips about flying with rabbits in general. We advocate discussing any health related questions with your vet, too, and recommend choosing a pet friendly airline (for flights to Europe we often choose KLM or Lufthansa for our clients' pets).

Hope this helps! Contact us if you'd like further assistance, and good luck with your move!


Pet Transport Question Details:

Name: Pearl
Number of Pets: 3
Pet Type: Rabbits
From: USA
To: The Netherlands


PetRelocation Team


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By Tim Harris on November 10, 2017 at 7:54 am

It depends if you are WITH the rabbit (or travelling within 5 days of the pet). If so you only need a 'fit-o-fly' certificate. If you are NOT travelling with the rabbit there is a special form available from the Amsterdam BIP Tel +31 20 4057 7903. Certicaat 1 (DIOD012001) Versie 1.0.2 dated 05AUG2015.

By on November 10, 2017 at 10:36 am

Thanks for offering further insight, Tim!

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