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Young Animals

Member States' decision regarding the application of the derogation from the anti-rabies vaccination condition for young dogs and cats

Member States have discretion whether or not they allow the introduction onto their territory of "young dogs, cats and ferrets", i.e. dogs, cats and ferrets which are:

  • less than 12 weeks old and have not received an anti-rabies vaccination, or

  • between 12 or 16 weeks old and have received an anti-rabies vaccination but are not yet fully protected (i.e. do not met the validity requirements for the anti-rabies vaccination).

Young dogs, cats and ferrets may be moved:

  • into a Member State from another for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Article 7 of Regulation (EU) No 576/2013 (see EXCEPTIONS)

  • into a Member State from a territory or third country for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Article 11 of Regulation (EU) No 576/2013 (see EXCEPTIONS)

  • for trade purposes in accordance with Article 10 of Directive 92/65/EEC (see EXCEPTIONS)

Young dogs, cats and ferrets cannot be moved into a Member State for import purposes.

Please note that:

  • "Yes" means "I accept the introduction of young dogs and cats into my territory"

  • "No" means "I refuse the introduction of young dogs and cats into my territory"

Member State Article 7 of Regulation (EU) No 576/2013 Article 11 of Regulation (EU) No 576/2013 Article 10 of Council Directive 92/65/EEC
Austria Yes Yes Yes
Belgium No No No
Bulgaria Yes No Yes
Croatia Yes No Yes
Cyprus No No No
Czech Republic Yes Yes Yes
Denmark Yes Yes Yes
Estonia Yes Yes Yes
Finland Yes No Yes
France No No No
Germany No No No
Greece No No No
Hungary No No No
Ireland No No No
Italy No No No
Lithuania Yes No Yes
Luxembourg Yes No No
Latvia No No No
Malta No No No
The Netherlands No No No
Poland No No No
Portugal No No No
Romania Yes No No
Slovenia Yes No Yes
Slovakia Yes No Yes
Spain No No No
Sweden No No No
United Kingdom No No No
EEA Member      
Switzerland Yes Yes Yes
Norway No No No