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Import and export of animals

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  • Helsinki
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Before you import an animal to Finland or take an animal abroad, find out which vaccinations, medications and documents or other requirements apply to your case.

You should also take these regulations into account when purchasing an animal that has been imported to Finland. The Finnish Food Authority website has more information about the import and export of animals. More information on exporting animals can be sought from the embassy of the destination country.

If it is suspected that an animal has been imported to Finland in violation of the import regulations, i.e. illegally, the animal and its documents will be inspected by the municipal veterinarians of the City of Helsinki .

An illegally imported animal can be ordered to be quarantined, returned to the country of origin or put down.

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The service is provided byCity of Helsinki
Responsible for the serviceUrban Environment Division, City of Helsinki
Area Helsinki
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish, English
Text edited by: Urban Environment Division, City of Helsinki
Updated: 21/5/2022