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Notice

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


Sweden - Summary of Requirements for Animals

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

SPECIES - MOST RECENT UPDATE

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 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
  • Model 3:  Health certificate for imports into and transits through the EU of bovine semen dispatched from a semen storage center  


Pets

NOTE:

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


Puppies, kittens and ferret puppies under 3 months of age that are not vaccinated for rabies may not be imported into Sweden from the United States.


Additional information about exporting animals to Sweden

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Reptiles and Amphibians:

Information about reptiles and amphibians imported into Sweden.


 



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