Netherlands Worldwide

How do I take my pet to the Netherlands?

If you are travelling to the Netherlands with your pet, the steps you need to take depend on which kind of pet you are bringing and the country you are travelling from.

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Good to know

  • Follow the rules of all countries you are travelling to or through with your pet. If you are travelling to the Netherlands via another country, you must follow the rules set by that country.
  • If you do not follow the rules, your pet may be sent back, at your cost.
  • The same rules apply to service and assistance animals.
  • The rules apply to pets you own and will continue to own during your journey to and stay in the Netherlands. If your dog or cat will get a new owner in the Netherlands, find out which rules apply on the website of the NVWA (information in Dutch).
  • If you are travelling by air, check the rules of the airport and airline as well.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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