Taking Your Pets to Norway

Moving from one country to another is quite a tedious process. It is more so if you are traveling with your pets. Your decision to take or not take your pet with you to may depend on a number of different factors. Most experts advise that if you are moving to another country for a short duration of time, say less than six months, and can find someone to take care of your pets back home , then it is best for you to leave your pets behind. Traveling long distances in planes and then being quarantined in a strange facility where people do not speak a language that the pet is used to can prove to be quite a taxing experience for your pet. This is especially true if your pet is very young or very old and it is best to find a part time surrogate home for it in such cases. However, in case you cannot find an appropriate caretaker for your pet, or cannot leave it back because of other pertinent reasons, then you should get acquainted with the process of importing your pet into Norway at least two months before you have to make the final journey.

You will have to go through a step by step process for importing your pet into Norway. A good news for all pet owners is that cats and dogs entering nowadays do not have to be quarantined anymore. However, as a pet owner, you will have to ensure that your pet has been vaccinated against rabieswith an inactivated vaccine of at least one antigenic unit per dose (WHO standard).Apart from this, your dog or cat must also be inoculated against tapeworm or echinococcus a maximum of ten days before arriving in . Your animal will have to repeat this treatment a week after arriving in Norway

Your pet should be equipped with its own pass port, and the details of both vaccinations should be mentioned in the pass port. Apart from having a pass port, your pet will also require a micro chip or tattoo for identification as a pre requisite to entering

Another important document that your pet will need to be accompanied with is the veterinary certificate. This is a certificate that will have to be issued by a recognized vet in your country after having carried out a thorough examination of your cat, dog or ferret. The veterinary certificate should carry information regarding the pets micro chip or identification, vaccination against rabies, neutralizing antibody titration and echinococcus treatment.

Apart from the above mentioned, you will also have to notify the District office of your precinct in Norway at least forty eight hours before the arrival of your pet. You will have to give the DO information about the time and place of the arrival of your pet.

  Please keep in mind that dogs, cats and ferrets that are less than three months of age are not allowed entry into Norway.

Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in pet travel help or pet transport aid to Norway.


PetRelocation Team




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