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Import of live animals

Importation of pets must comply with the MAST import conditions. Importers must apply for an import permit to MAST and the pets must fulfill health requirements (vaccinations and testing) in addition to staying in quarantine for 2 weeks upon arrival. Please refer to the below instruction guides to help you understand the requirements relating to the different categories of approved countries. 

Dogs and cats can only be imported to Iceland from the following approved exporting countries:

  • Category 1 countries (rabies free countries): Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway (excl. Svalbard), Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Faroe Islands, United Kingdom.
  • Category 2 countries (rabies well contolled): Canada, Greenland, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Turkey, Thailand, USA.

Instructions for importing dogs and cats to Iceland

Certificate of health and origin for import of dogs and cats

Approved quarantine stations for dogs and cats in Iceland

  • Einangrunarstöðin í Reykjanesbæ Seljavogi 10, 233 Reykjanesbær - - +354 421 6949 / +354 893 6949
  • Mósel / Allir hundar ehf. Selás - 851 Hella - - Tel. no. +354 892 3457
  • Information regarding importation dates for dogs and cats are on the quaratine stations' websites.

Import permit applications

Instructions and Certificates for pets other than dogs and cats

For enquiries regarding importation of pets; tel: +354 530 4800 / e-mail:


Updated 15.09.2020
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