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If you have any questions or concerns regarding the procedures and requirements for exporting animals, animal products, or to obtain a zoosanitary certificate for an animal product, you should contact the VS Field Office covering the area from where the product will be exported (or the area in which your office is located).

Animal Products

Live Animals

Finland - Summary of Requirements for Animals

Finland is a Member State of the European Union. Finland accepts English-only health certificate. Health certificates are available for some commodities/species (see below). If the certificate for that species or commodity is not listed below, please refer to the European Union page.


Bovine Embryos

  • Bovine embryos, Annex II - Health certificate for in vivo-derived embryos collected in accordance with Council Directive 89/556/EEC - August 2013 (pdf 62kb)
  • Bovine embryos Annex III - In vitro-derived embryos, conceived using semen complying with Council Directive 88/407/EEC, eligible for intra-Community trade. - August 2013 (pdf 53kb)
  • Bovine embryos Annex IV - In vitro-derived embryos, conceived using semen coming from an approved semen collection/storage center, excluded from intra-Community trade. - August 2013(pdf 50kb)

Bovine Semen

  • Bovine Semen Model 1 - Health certificate for imports into and transits through the EU of bovine semen dispatched from a semen collection center where the semen was collected - April 2015 (pdf 49kb)
    • Bovine Semen Model 1 - Previous version of Model 1 health certificate may be used until 30 June 2015 if it is issued no later than 1 June 2015
  • Bovine Semen Model 2 - Bilingual health certificate for bovine semen collected, processed and stored before 31 December 2004 and dispatched from a collection center where the semen was collected - November 2011 (pdf 71kb)

Equine Semen


For animals older than 16 weeks of age, 21 days must elapse from the date of the primary rabies vaccination before a pet is eligible to travel to the EU. A rabies vaccine is considered primary if either:

(1) the animal was vaccinated for the first time.
(2) the animal was vaccinated for the first time after a microchip was implanted, or
(3) vaccination was not carried out within the period of validity of a previous vaccination

Additional information for exporting non-commercial pet dogs, cats, and ferrets to Finland.
Additional information for exporting commercial dogs, cats, and ferrets to Finland.


Additional transmissible gastroenteritis (TGE) requirements for swine exported to Finland.

Additional Information