Echinococcus Medication No Longer Required of Dogs Arriving Straight from Norway to Finland


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The import requirements concerning pets changed in January 2012, and a new minor amendment has now been introduced. Medication against tapeworm (Echinococcus multilocularis) is no longer required of dogs arriving straight from Norway to Finland. There are no other changes to pet travel regulations. If a dog is imported to Finland via Sweden or other countries, excluding Norway, Malta, Great Britain and Ireland, it must be medicated against tapeworm.

This new amendment is due to Norway now been officially declared free of Echinococcus multilocularis. Norway informed of its free status in July.

Echinococcus multilocularis is a tapeworm species that can be transmitted from animals to humans. It is not found in Finland. The infection may be mortal for humans. We can maintain Finland’s good status and protect people and animals from this infection by complying with the import regulations and carefully considering the necessity to import pets.

Import of pets from EU member states, Norway and Switzerland to Finland:
Evira > Animals > Import and Export > EU member states, Norway and Switzerland >
Dogs, Cats and Ferrets 

Further information about Echinococcus (In Finnish): 

Further information about the requirements for import of pets from the EU and Norway, Andorra, Iceland, Croatia, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland and the Vatican to Finland:
Helpline for the above mentioned countries: +358 (0)29 530 0401. Open on Mon-Wed from 9.00 am -11.00 am.
Assistance by e-mail: ehyt @
Senior inspector Jaana Vuolle, Evira, tel. 040 489 3322

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