Bornholm is an ideal place to take your pet on holiday with you. But there are a few things you should bear in mind when you go on holiday with your dog or cat on Bornholm. First of all: a valid identity card, rabies vaccination and an EU pet passport. When travelling through Sweden, be sure to inform customs as soon as you cross the border. Do this either by stopping at a red customs checkpoint - or using the Swedish Customs online form.
Dog-friendly hotels and guesthouses on Bornholm
There are many hotels and guest houses on Bornholm that are dog friendly. Please note that many of them have a limited number of dog-friendly rooms available. We, therefore, recommend that you contact the chosen hotel in advance and check if you can bring your dog with you.
Dogs in holiday homes and flats
If you would like to rent a holiday home or flat on Bornholm and would like to bring your dog with you, you must ask the owner or rental agency in advance if this is possible. All holiday home and flat rental agencies have dog-friendly houses and flats in their catalogue / on their website.
You can take your dog almost anywhere on Bornholm. However, please remember to keep your dog on a leash where it is compulsory - pay attention to the signs "Hund i snor (Dog on a lead) signs. From 1 April to 30 September on the beach, dogs must always be fastened on a lead. From 1 October to 31 March, your dog may walk and run on the beach without a lead - as long as it does not harm others.
If you want to take your dog to the forest in Dueodde in July and August, you need to look out for large, hairy caterpillars called Thaumetopoea pinivora, which hang or crawl in the trees or on the ground. Do not let your dog sniff or lick these caterpillars, as the hair of the caterpillars is poisonous and can lead to an allergic reaction or inflammation in your dog - and in the worst-case scenario can cause gangrene on your dog's tongue. Only three cases of treated dogs have been reported so far in the last few years.
There are several forests and large areas where our dog can be outside, run and play:
Blykobbe Plantage Dog Forest
Address: Haslevej 103B, 3700 Rønne, GPS: 55.1213722, 14.7025099 (Drive along Haslevej north and turn left towards the campsite (on Antoinetteva). You can park your car at Nordskovens campsite. From there you have about 150 m to the start of the dogwoods).
Blykobbe Plantage Compound, Rønne
Address: Haslevej 146B, 3700 Rønne, GPS: 55.131872, 14.717753 (settlement near picnic area) north of and outside the city limits of Rønne on Haslevej. Tables and benches are available here.
Hareløkkerne in Almindingen forest
Address: Segenvej 41, 3720 Aakirkeby, GPS: 55.1260100, 14.9207400 (The area near the trotting racecourse in Almindingen forest. The dog park is opposite the Bornholms Brand Park track - children's playground on the right).
Hasle Fælled Association
Address: south of Hasle smokehouse, Søndre Bæk 20, 3790 Hasle, GPS: 55.178704, 14.703318 (The estate is located between the smokehouse and the forest. Use the car park at the smokehouse and continue about 150 m south along the cycle path into the forest. Just before the forest, there is a complex on the right).
Address: behind Allinge Stadium, Stadionvej, 3770 Allinge. GPS: 55.280491, 14.789475 The area is located at the end of a dead-end street, but may be a little difficult to see at first glance.
Address: Andersen Nexø Vej, 3730 Nexø. GPS: 55.058137, 15.125395 The estate is located in the centre of town. There is a car park across the street for you to use, as well as a footpath leading from the car park to the complex.
Address: Stadionvej, 3782 Klemensker. GPS: 55.171578, 14.816894. There is a path at the dead end, follow it for about 400 m and you will find the compound.
If you travel to Bornholm with your pets via Sweden, you must meet the following four requirements:
1. valid identification
Dogs and cats travelling between or to the EU must be microchipped with an identification tag.
2. valid rabies vaccination
The first rabies vaccination must be carried out at least 21 days before departure. If the animal has already been vaccinated against rabies, which is still valid, there is no need to revaccinate. If revaccinated in accordance with the vaccine manufacturer's recommendations, departure can take place immediately. The rabies vaccination is valid according to the recommendations of the vaccine manufacturer.
If your pet has been vaccinated in an EU member state other than the one you are leaving, ask your vet for recommendations on the rabies vaccination used. Please note that Sweden accepts animals vaccinated against rabies at 3 months of age at the earliest, and they can only be transported 21 days after their first vaccination.
3 EU pet passport
Your dog or cat must have an EU pet passport. The passport must be issued by a vet and is only valid if it certifies that the animal has been vaccinated against rabies. It is very important that the date of identification is earlier than or the same as the date of the first anti-rabies vaccination, which is entered in the EU pet passport. If the date of identification is later than the date of anti-rabies vaccination, the EU pet passport is not valid and transport is illegal.
4. the border inspection post must be notified
Dogs and cats being transported to Sweden must be notified to the Swedish customs authorities upon arrival in Sweden. The notification takes place at the so-called "Red Point" at the border. If there is no customs officer at the "Red Point", you can use the telephone at the border or call the telephone number at the border crossing. You can also notify Swedish Customs via their website.
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