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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

Denmark - Summary of Requirements for Animals

Denmark is a Member State of the European Union. Denmark accepts English-only health certificates. For species/commodities not listed below, please refer to the European Union website.


Bovine Embryos

  • Bovine embryos: Annex II - In vivo-derived embryos (eligible for intra-Community trade). Bilingual English-Danish - August 2013 (pdf 43kb)
  • Bovine embryos: Annex III -In vitro-derived embryos, conceived using semen complying with Council Directive 88/407/EEC (eligible for intra-Community trade). Bilingual English- Danish - August 2013 (pdf 51kb)
  • Bovine embryos: Annex IV -In vitro-derived embryos, conceived using semen coming from an approved semen collection/storage center (excluded from intra-Community trade). Bilingual English- Danish - August 2013 (pdf 247kb)

Bovine Semen

  • Bovine semen, Model 1 - Health certificate for imports and transits of bovine semen collected, processed, and stored in accordance with Council Directive 88/407/EEC, as amended by Directive 2003/43/EC, dispatched from a collection center where the semen was collected - January 2013 (pdf62kb)


  • Canine semen - Health Certificate (bilingual English-Danish) - June 2008 (pdf 366kb)


Denmark accepts an English-only health certificate.

Pet dogs, cats, and ferrets must be identified with a microchip compatible with ISO standard 11784 or 11785 or the appropriate microchip reader must be provided along with the pet. Microchip implantation must occur PRIOR to rabies vaccination. Any rabies vaccination that occurs prior to microchip implantation is not considered valid regardless of whether the animal was up-to-date on its previous rabies vaccines. In this case, the animal must be revaccinated. 21 days must have elapsed after the first (primary) vaccination after implantation of the microchip before the animal is eligible to enter the European Union. A rabies vaccination is considered primary if either: (1) an animal was up-to-date on its rabies vaccination but vaccination occurred prior to microchip implantation, (2) vaccination was not carried out within the period of validity of a previous vaccination, or (3) the animal was vaccinated for the first time.

Pet Passports – Dogs, cats, and ferrets returning to Denmark after traveling to the United States may be accompanied by an EUPet Passport issued prior to leaving the EU. An EU health certificate is not required, and APHIS should not endorse the Passport.
If an animal needs a rabies booster while in the United States, this information cannot be entered into the EU Passport by a US veterinarian. A regular EU health certificate must be issued by the accredited veterinarian and endorsed by APHIS.

NOTE:  Effective December 29, 2014, the EU will require new health certificates for export of dogs, cats and ferrets (see below).  The previous version of the health certificates should be used through 12/28/14.

  • Dogs, Cats and Ferrets- Health Certificate (Non-commercial movement of five or less animals) – NEW certificate as of 12/29/2014
  • Dogs, Cats and Ferrets - Health Certificate ( Movement of commercial or more than 5 non commercial pet animals) – NEW certificate as of 12/29/2014


Additional information for traveling to Denmark with a dog, cat or ferret.

Additional information about importing unvaccinated puppies and kittens younger than 3 months into Denmark.

Additional Information