Crossing the border with dogs, cats or ferrets

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Since 1 January 2021, animals and animal products from Great Britain are subject to the conditions for imports from third countries. Animals and animal products from Northern Ireland are subject to the conditions for imports from the EU.

Entries or returns to Switzerland with pets when travelling from Great Britain are now subject to the rules for third countries. Direct entry by air with dogs, cats and ferrets is now possible only via the airports of Geneva, Zurich and Basel. Direct entry by air with birds is possible only via the airports of Geneva or Zurich.

In the case of entry by land via the EU, checks will be carried out upon entry in the EU, for example in France. Travellers may then enter Switzerland with the animals as usual.

 

(30.12.2020)

Coronavirus

Concerning the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), there are no specific measures in place for import of animals to Switzerland. The information on our website continues to apply.

(10.12.2020)

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Last modification 31.12.2020

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Valid pet passports of other countries

The national pet passports of the following countries are recognized by the EU: Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino and the Vatican. For importing dogs, cats and ferrets from these countries, the same regulations apply as if they came from an EU Member State.

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