Moving to Switzerland with Pets
What’s required to move to Switzerland with dogs and cats?
All pets entering Switzerland must be microchipped and have been vaccinated.
Documentation required for Switzerland is the European Union EU health certificate, which has to be signed by a private veterinarian and then have endorsement by the government departments.
Banned dog breeds
Check what Canton or region you are moving to.
American Staffordshire Terrier, English Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Pitbull Terrier, Bandog are banned in some regions.
As Switzerland is part of the EU, the 5 days rule applies for non-commercial movement of pets, see our EU section for more information.
Crate training and aids for pet travel
Apart from the documentation, Ferndale suggests the real priority is to ensure that the entire process is stress-free and safe.
Crate training for pets has priority and our Travel Vets can recommend safe non-sedative ways to keep pets calm during flight and transportation.
Use of sedatives are not allowed during transportation, as are unsafe for air travel due to pets being unsupervised and the potential of significant effects of sedation on heart rate and blood pressure. Our team may have recommendations include Bach Rescue Remedy, Adaptil, Feliway, Gabapentin, among others.
Please contact Ferndale for further information and assistance on pet relocation to Switzerland, or from Switzerland.