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Movement of Pets (Dogs, Cats and Ferrets) - Non-Commercial Movement from territories or third countries

CONDITIONS

In order to be moved into a Member State from a territory or a third country,

EXCEPTIONS

(1) Regarding the number of pet animals moved

Where pet animals (dogs, cats or ferrets) are moved in a number of more than five and the conditions to derogate are not met, the animals are to comply with the animal health conditions applicable to imports into the Union.

(2) Regarding the marking

Member States shall authorise the movement into their territory of dogs, cts and ferrets marked by a clearly readable tattoo if applied before 3 July 2011.

(3) Regarding the vaccination against rabies:

Member States may authorise the movement into their territory from territories or third countries listed in Annex II to Regulation (EU) No 577/2013 of young dogs, cats and ferrets which are less than 12 weeks old and have not received an anti-rabies vaccination or are between 12 and 16 weeks old and have received an anti-rabies vaccination, but 21 days have not elapsed since the completion of the vaccination protocol for the primary vaccination against rabies. See information at national websites

In that case, the animals must be accompanied by either

  • a declaration of the owner (see model set out in Part 1 of Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 577/2013 BG CS DA DE ET EL EN ES IT LV LT HR HU MT NL PL PT RO SK SL FI SV pdf ) attached to the animal health certificate BG CS DA DE ET EL EN ES IT LV LT HR HU MT NL PL PT RO SK SL FI SV pdf stating that from birth until the time of dispatch, the animals have had no contact with wild animals of species susceptible to rabies, or
  • their mother on whom they still depend and from the animal health certificate of their mother it can be established that the mother received before their birth a valid anti-rabies vaccination.

Regarding the treatment against the tapeworm Echinococcus multilocularis

Dogs moving directly between Norway and Finland, Ireland, Malta or the United Kingdom are exempted from the treatment against the tapeworm Echinococcus multilocularis.

(5) Regarding the rabies antibody titration test

(6) Regarding the animal health certificate

The movement into a Member State from a territory or a third country of a pet animal (dog, cat or ferret) accompanied by a passport shall be authorised.

  • if issued in one of the territory or third country listed in Part 1 of Annex II to Regulation (EU) No 577/2013;
  • if completed and issued by an authorised veterinarian before leaving the Union.

(7) Regarding the passage through a travellers’ point of entry