Entry into all Member States:
Valid anti-rabies vaccination is the sole requirement as regards rabies (see Annex Ib to Regulation (EC) No 998/2003).
Entry into Finland, Ireland, Malta and the United Kingdom:
Dogs must be treated against the tapeworm Echinococcus in accordance with Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1152/2011
, as follows:
- the treatment shall be administered by a veterinarian within a period of not more than 120 hours and not less than 24 hours before the time of scheduled entry into Finland, Ireland, Malta or the United Kingdom;
- the treatment shall be certified by the administering veterinarian in the relevant section of the passport.
Member States may allow entry of young animals under 3 months old under certain conditions (to be defined by the competent national authorities)
In addition to the above-mentioned rules and according to Commission Regulation (EU) No 388/2010, pet dogs, cats and ferrets must comply with the rules laid down in Council Directive 92/65/EEC (see commercial movements within the EU), where the total number of pet animals of those species moved for non commercial purposes into a Member State from another Member State exceeds five.
For all movements, whatever the Member State of destination, the animal needs to be accompanied by a passport complying with the model in the Annex to Commission Decision 2003/803/EC
The animal shall be identified by an electronic identification system (transponder) or by a clearly readable tattoo applied before 3 July 2011, of which the alpha-numeric code corresponds to the one documented in the passport.