Changes to pet travel regulations
Rabies antibody tests will no longer be required for cats and dogs travelling from Finland to Sweden, the UK, Ireland or Malta. However, all cats, dogs and ferrets travelling to any member state must have been vaccinated against rabies no less than 21 days before their arrival.
Depending on the country of departure of the animal, a pet passport or health certificate signed by a veterinarian, in compliance with the Commission Implementing Regulation of 15 December 2011, must accompany cats, dogs and ferrets.
Further information on the Evira website:
Import of pets from EU countries to Finland, and export of pets from Finland to EU countries http://www.evira.fi/portal/en/animals/import_and_export/eu_member_countries__norway_and_switzerland/dogs__cats_and_ferrets/
Non-commercial import of pets from non-EU countries http://www.evira.fi/portal/en/animals/import_and_export/import_from_non-eu_countries/dogs__cats_and_ferrets/non-commercial_import/
Commercial import of pets from non-EU countries http://www.evira.fi/portal/en/animals/import_and_export/import_from_non-eu_countries/dogs__cats_and_ferrets/commercial_import/
EU member states, Norway and Switzerland:
Helpline for importers and exporters of pets at +358 (0)20 690 991 (open on Mon-Wed from 9.00 am -11.00 am) Tiina-Mari Aro, Senior Veterinary Officer, Evira
Virva Valle, Senior Veterinary Office, Evira
Import of pets from non-EU countries
Marika Immonen, Senior Veterinary Officer, Evira, tel. +358 400 512 940
Commercial import of pets from non-EU countries
Tiina Juselius, Senior Veterinary Officer, Evira, tel. +358 50 528 9879