Revised Rules For The Import of Pets From July 3, 2004
An EU directive now requires that from July 3rd 2004 it must be possible to identify by means of a microchip or clearly legible tattoo any dogs, cats or ferrets travelling with passengers from one EU country to another. Furthermore, pets must be accompanied by a certificate (the ?Pet?s Passport?) giving details of inoculations for rabies and the state of the animal?s health.
It will be possible in Finland to obtain Pet’s Passports for animals from June 2004. Further information is available from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry under the import of dogs, cats and ferrets into Finland from July 3, 2004.
These regulations only concern pets travelling with their owners and which are not intended for sale or for passing on to a new owner. There will be a transition period until October 1st, 2004, during which it will also be permitted to bring dogs, cats and ferrets into Finland as long as they conform to current Finnish regulations on the import of pets.
For more information, see: Transport of animals and quarantine