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Import of live animals

Strict conditions apply to the importation of pets to Iceland. 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.

On March 11th 2020 new regulations regarding importation conditions and quarantine of dogs and cats came into force in Iceland. The regulations entail considerable changes when it comes to import conditions. New instructions, certificates and other documents will be published on the website as soon as possible.

Reglugerð nr. 200/2020 um innflutning hunda og katta (Icelandic)
Reglugerð nr. 201/2020 um einangrun og einangrunarstöðvar fyrir gæludýr (Icelandic)

Instructions for importing pets to Iceland

  • Instructions: importation of dogs to Iceland (up for renewal)
  • Instructions: importation of cats to Iceland (up for renewal)
  • Instructions: importation of deep-frozen dog semen to Iceland (up for renewal)
  • Instructions: importation of pet rabbits and rodents to Iceland (up for renewal)
  • Instructions: importation of cagebirds to Iceland (up for renewal)

List of EU approved laboratories for rabies antibody titre test for dogs and cats (In EU and non-EU countries)

Import permit applications

Certificates of health and origin

  • Certificate of health and origin for import of a dog to Iceland (up for renewal)
  • Certificate of health and origin for import of a cat to Iceland (up for renewal)
  • Certificate of health and origin for import of deep-frozen dog semen to Iceland (up for renewal)
  • Certificate of health and origin for import of a rodent / rabbit to Iceland (up for renewal)
  • Certificate of health and origin for import of a cagebird to Iceland (up for renewal)
  • Certificate of health and origin for import to Iceland of ornamental fish and other aquatic animals living in aquarium (up for renewal)

For enquiries regarding importation of pets; tel: +354 530 4800 / e-mail: petimport@mast.is

Approved quarantine stations for dogs and cats in Iceland

Einangrunarstöðin í Reykjanesbæ Seljavogi 10, 233 Reykjanesbær - einangrun@einangrun.is - Tel.no. +354 421 6949 / +354 893 6949

Mósel / Allir hundar ehf. Selás - 851 Hella - allirhundar@gmail.com - Tel. no. +354 892 3457

Information regarding importation dates for dogs and cats are on the quaratine stations' websites. 

Updated 13.03.2020
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