Pet Relocation to Switzerland


Pet Relocation; You can bring your pets to Switzerland with you, subject to certain conditions which apply regardless of whether your move is temporary or permanent. You will be restricted to a maximum of five pets. If you exceed this Swiss customs will treat you as a professional importer of pets rather than a pet owner and you will be subject to different regulations and charges. If your home country is within the EU and you are travelling with a cat, dog or ferret, you should obtain a PETS Scheme Pet Passport. But first have your pet micro-chipped then vaccinated against rabies at least 21 days, but not more than 12 months, before entering your pet into Switzerland. The veterinarian will also issue the “Pet Passport”. Note that your pet should no longer be tattooed as proof of identity but that tattoos dating from prior to 3rd July 2011 will be accepted provided you have proof of this. Smaller domesticated pets can also be brought into Switzerland including birds (but not poultry), pet rabbits, rodents, amphibians and reptiles. Pets arriving outside of EU member states must first contact the Federal Veterinary Office, at the address shown below. These are guidelines only which are subject to change. Contact the Federal Veterinary Office FVO ,Schwarzenburgstrasse 155, CH 3003 Berne
Tel: +41 (0)31 323 30 33