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Copenhagen, Denmark

International Pet Transport to Copenhagen

Pet dogs and cats flying to Copenhagen from Australia travel on Emirates and Qatar Airways with a comfort stop in Dubai or Doha, depending on the airline. The flight time to Copenhagen from Australia is approximately 24 hours. Petraveller needs a lead time of at least 30 days to organise your pet’s travel to Copenhagen.  

International Pet Travel Requirements for Cats and Dogs

  • Airline-approved pet travel crate
  • Annual vaccination
  • Customs clearance
  • Australian Government accredited veterinary consultation
  • Australian Government export permit
  • Australian Government health certificate
  • Microchip
  • Rabies vaccination

International Pet Relocation Arrival

After your pet lands in Copenhagen, they will disembark from the aircraft on priority and proceed towards customs clearance and veterinary examination. Pet parents can collect their pets from the animal lounge in the airport after the clearance. 

Petraveller will help pet parents with a step-by-step guide for a smooth and easy pet collection experience in Copenhagen. The collection guide has all pertinent information, such as location, contact details, collection hours, etc. 

Frequently asked questions

Is my pet on the banned breeds list for Denmark?

Denmark prohibits the import of several aggressive breeds into the country, such as Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Dogo Argentino, Boerboel, Central Asian Shepherd Dog, South Russian Shepherd Dog, Sarplaninac, Tosa Inu, Fila Brasileiro, American Bulldog, Kangal, Caucasian Shepherd Dog and Tornjak. Read more

Can my puppy travel with me to Copenhagen?

Puppies younger than eight weeks of age are not allowed to travel to Denmark unless they are travelling with their mother. Puppies younger than 16 weeks can travel to Denmark only from countries with zero or low incidence of rabies.

If your pup is younger than 12 weeks old and hasn’t received their rabies vaccination yet, you will need to fill out a Puppy Declaration Form, which states that the pup has not been in contact with wild animals susceptible to rabies since their birth till the date of journey.

Puppies between 12 and 16 weeks of age that have been vaccinated against rabies but the vaccination is not yet valid also need the Puppy Declaration Form.

Local Pet Requirements

Though there are several rules and regulations for dog ownership in Copenhagen, the city is a great place to own a dog. Pet dogs must be cared for and live in a clean, hygienic and safe place. They must be exercised regularly and socialised with other dogs. 

All pet dogs must be registered in the Danish Dog Register (Dansk Hunderegister) within four weeks of moving to Denmark. You can register your dog at the local council or ask your vet to do it for you. 

Copenhagen has plenty of parks and gardens where you can walk your dog. Remember to always pick up after your dog and make sure your dog does not attack other people and animals or create a nuisance by barking incessantly.

Living in Copenhagen: A Canine Perspective

Copenhagen has many attractions for pet parents, and living in the city with your dog is a fantastic experience.

Dogs are allowed on buses, trains and the Metro in Copenhagen. Small dogs in pet carriers can travel for free on public transport but must not occupy a seat. The pet crate must be placed on the floor or on your lap.

Copenhagen has many dog-friendly parks and gardens, including Ørstedsparken and Jægersborg Dyrehave. Be sure to have your dog on lead unless you are at a dog run specifically designed for dogs.

Did you know?

The Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the city. The sculpture was inspired by the fairy tale The Little Mermaid by the Danish author Hans Christian Anderson. Unveiled in 1913, the statue remains one of Copenhagen’s most beloved landmarks. 

About Copenhagen

The capital of Denmark, Copenhagen, is famous for being one of the most sustainable cities in the world; the city aims at achieving carbon neutrality by 2025. Bicycles are the most common mode of transport here, and the city has more than 400km of bike lanes. Copenhagen is considered one of the best cities to live in the world because of its excellent quality of life, robust economy and commitment to sustainability.

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