Cats and dogs are subject to special regulations (EC) No. 998/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council.
For more information contact the nearest Dutch embassy.
Pets may enter as passenger's checked baggage, in the cabin (consult transporting carrier) or as cargo.
Psittacine birds (parrots or parrot-like birds) for entry or transit: Always consult the local Ministry of Agriculture or Veterinary Service or nearest Dutch Consulate prior to travel, because "endangered species", whether alive or stuffed or parts thereof may not be imported and will be returned, even if the health documents are in order. Dispensation to be obtained prior to arrival from the
Department for Nature Conservation
Environmental Protection and Wild Life Management
P.O. Box 20401
2500 EK The Hague
Tel: +31 70 379 3390
Fax: +31 70 379 2922
Entry or transit limited to max. 5 birds per family or person travelling alone, provided bird(s) are accompanied by health certificate issued and signed, not more than 2 months before, by the veterinary service of the country where birds have been taken from, stating that animals have been submitted for examination by a member of the family or person travelling alone and upon examination fowl plague, newcastle disease, fowl cholera, psittacosis and pullorum disease have not been diagnosed.
The import of all birds, including pet birds and poultry, arriving from countries infected with Avian influenza is prohibited.
The import of psittacine birds if coming from Australia, Bolivia, Colombia, Ghana, Hong Kong, Honduras, Indonesia, Nicaragua or Paraguay is prohibited.