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If you want to travel abroad from Switzerland with your pets or bring your pets with you to Switzerland from abroad, then you need to make some preparations. Certain requirements also have to be met if you want to bring home souvenirs made from materials of animal or plant origin or food of animal origin.
The information on these pages is intended only for private persons who do not want to pass on their pets to other persons or institutions.
The relevant information for anyone who transports animals or products of animal origin across the border for commercial reasons can be found under the topics > Import, or > Export.
|You want to bring along your dog or cat for holidays abroad? Before you leave you have to make some arrangements regarding identification (chipping), rabies vaccinations and pet ID. A new online-tool of the Swiss federal veterinary office gives you all the help you need:|
Details are also described in the brochure „Travelling with dogs and cats (in German)". You find them also on the special pages about dogs, cats and ferrets (see navigation on the left side).
Informations about the regulations that need to be considered can be found in the two topics "exportation / importation":
Many travellers would like to bring foodstuffs of animal origins (meat, milk, cheese etc.) to Switzerland. In many cases that is forbidden, in order to prevetn the spreading of diseases, mainly for foodstuffs from third countries (= non - EU - states).Hunters and fishermen who whish to bring home their own prey caught in other countries, have to comply with comprehensive regulations.
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