Import & Export of dogs, cats, and ferrets to EU

New Requirements & Certificates Needed

Notice from the CFIA: Please note that the European Union (EU) has implemented new import requirements and commercial export certificates for dogs, cats and ferrets traveling to the EU for the purposes of transiting the EU, commercial movements, and non-commercial movements of more than 5 animals.

These changes are effective January 15, 2022. Any certificates signed by an official Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) veterinarian dated on or before January 14, 2022 will be accepted by the EU until March 15, 2022.

As of January 15, 2022 the EU’s new import requirements must be met and the new export certificates must be used. The CFIA will post the necessary information and certificates as soon as they are available. If you need to export a dog, cat or ferret to the EU using the commercial export certificate before they are available online, please contact the Animal Health Office in your area for assistance.

The import requirements and export certificates for non-commercial movements (as defined by the EU) of dogs, cats and ferrets to the EU have not changed.