Travelling with Pets in Denmark

Find out about the regulations when travelling with pets, plus information on taking your dog on public transport in Denmark...

In Denmark it is possible to travel with a maximum of five dogs, cats or ferrets. This limit also applies when travelling within the EU. For full details on crossing international borders with a pet, including moving pets from one country to another, see Moving Pets.

ID, Pet Passport and rabies vaccination

When travelling to Denmark from the EU with a pet, the animal must have:

  • ID in the form of a microchip or tattoo
  • An EU Pet Passport
  • A valid rabies vaccination

The passport must be issued by a veterinarian and is valid only if it certifies that the animal has been vaccinated against rabies. The primary rabies vaccination must be given at least 21 days prior to departure.

Further information for Danish citizens and visitors to Denmark on travelling with pets can be obtained from the Veterinary Control Office for the local area (or the area being visited).

Taking pets on public transport

A passenger may be accompanied by a dog on a lead on all trains, the metro and on some buses. However, it is necessary to buy a standard child ticket (age 12-15). Very small dogs and other pets travel free if they can fit into a handbag or similar. Guide dogs are allowed on all trains, metro and buses. There is no charge for guide dogs.