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The Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture is the Responsible Authority for the entry of dogs to Germany.

There are no separate Assistance Dog Travel Rules for Germany. Follow the Standard (pet) Dog links provided.

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Contact the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture

Be prepared

  • Confirm any specific requirements with all Responsible Authorities before booking your trip. This includes both entering/leaving any country and all airline/cruise line requirements.
  • The Travel Process can take several months so leave plenty of planning time for your trip (except for valid EU Pet Passport travel).

Travel Rules for Standard (pet) Dogs

These links detail the process for Standard (pet) Dogs, which Assistance Dogs must also follow. Visiting these links will open another website.

Bringing all dogs into Germany

The process for bringing all dogs into Germany.

Miscellaneous Information

Extra information that is specific to the region or country.

German Public Access Laws

Requirements and rights covering Assistance Dogs and their Handlers.

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