First of all, animals must be identifiable by a legible tattoo or a microchip. If the chip is not compliant with ISO 1784 norm or Annex A to ISO 11785 norms, the animal owner or carer must be prepared to read the microchip number at all times times, i.e. have a reader.
Next, the animal must be vaccinated against rabies with an inactivated vaccine consisting of one antigen unit/dosage (WHO standard). The animal must be vaccinated according to vaccine manufacturer's recommendations. The animal must be chipped (as described in point 1) before it is vaccinated against rabies.
It must be tested for rabies vaccine effectiveness (positive result of the test is at least 0.5 IU/ml of antibody titer). The test must be carried out in an EU-approved laboratory on a blood sample taken 120-365 days after the most recent rabies vaccination. Samples taken before 120 days have passed since the most recent vaccination are not valid. The test doesn't need to be repeated if the animal has been regularly vaccinated against rabies (without any breaks
in the vaccination calendar required by the laboratory of the vaccine manufacturer).
Having received the test results, the vet authorized to issue animal passports should issue the document, wherein they confirm fulfillment of all the above mentioned steps (micro chipping, rabies vaccination, vaccine effectiveness results).
Additionally, the animal must be dewormed against Echinococcus spp. by a vet, within 10 days before the scheduled journey to Norway. For deworming, an agent with praziquantel or epsiprantel is required. Moreover, deworming must be repeated within 7 days after arrival to Norway. Both deworming procedures must be noted in the passport (incl. name and dosage).
Unvaccinated, young animals cannot be brought to Norway, unless Norwegian Food Safety Authority grants a permit. Moreover, all pet animals (dogs, cats, ferrets) entering Norway must go through Border Guard security.