Importation of animals

The import of certain live animals is permitted, subject to specific veterinary requirements. The Faroese Food and Veterinary Authority is the administrative authority in the area.

Live animals are subject to import duty according to the general rules governing importation.

Importing Dogs and Cats

Cats and dogs may only be imported by permanent residents of the Faroe Islands or anyone moving to the Faroes. The importation of cats or dogs for periods of less than three months, including in transit to another country, is not permitted.

Special importation requirements

Cats and dogs may be imported if they meet the special importation requirements concerning vaccination and treatment for parasites and if they have a clean bill of health.

It is important to contact the Faroese Food and Veterinary Authority before coming to the Faroes with animals as animal importation is subject to specific health and documentary requirements. 

When dogs and cats arrive in the Faroe Islands, the customs authorities examine their health certificate and send a copy to the Faroese Food and Veterinary Agency.

Cats and dogs are processed like any other goods and are subject to VAT.