Conditions for the transport of pets abroad by vehicle
- Issuance of an animal passport by a veterinarian.
- To issue an animal passport, it is essential to uniquely mark the animal by implanting the microchip in the left side of the neck.
- The passport must include the details of the owner and the animal, a description, the number of the microchip, the date of a valid rabies vaccination, and the date of detection of the rabies virus antibody.
- It is worth noting that rabies vaccination is valid if at least 21 days have passed since the first vaccination. It follows from the rules on rabies that animals under 3 months of age may not travel within the Union or between third countries.
- With the exception of some member states, which allow the travel of animals under 12 weeks of age, with a special permit with the mother.
- This 3 month + 21 day rule also applies to commercial activity.
The following must also be indicated:
• Other vaccinations: parvo, combination vaccinations
• Treatments against Echionococcus.
• External parasite rescue
• Existence of clinical trials 72 hours before travel.
- In the case of non-commercial transport, we also need to know the animal health status of the country of destination and the country of origin.
- Among the Member States of the European Union, only the animal passport is required, in which, of course, the existence of a valid rabies vaccination must be proved.
- The conditions for commercial transport between Member States are as follows:
- Existence of an animal passport
- An animal health certificate issued by the competent official veterinarian and authenticated by stamp and signature. This single certificate is available in the so-called TRACES system.
- A TRACES message shall be sent to the competent authority of destination for the consignment. The TRACES message shall be sent by the official veterinarian of the competent veterinary station of departure.
- It is the responsibility of the supplier to ensure the operational safety of the pet transport device
- Ensuring that the transport boxes in the vehicle are sized to allow the transported animal to stand up, sit and turn around during the journey.
- Obtaining official permits for the transport vehicle.
- The driver performing the transport is licensed to transport and accompany the animal.
- Furthermore, the provision of adequate quantity and quality of food during the journey, as prescribed, the provision of drinking water.
Conditions for the transport of pets abroad by air
All animals must have a microchip and a European animal passport involved in the transport of animals by air. Puppies can usually be started outside the European Union for the first time on the 30th day after receiving a rabies at the age of 3 months, and within the European Union on the 21st day after receiving the rabies.
Pregnant animals can be transported during the first two-thirds of pregnancy by air. Please make sure to inform our staff about the fact of pregnancy!
When transporting animals by air, it is extremely important that some host countries make entry subject to strict conditions, so please always be aware of the current rules and regulations.