International Pet Travel Country Questions

International Pet TravelTraveling internationally with a pet? Have questions about country requirements for entering with a pet?

  • Will my pet be quarantined?
  • What vaccinations does my pet need?
  • Will my pet need a passport?

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International Pet Travel Country Questions — 457 Comments

  1. Your pet will be confined to home and should be muzzled when outside. You will get the details when you customs clear in Turkey.

  2. Em – to travel to Austria, your cat must be microchipped, then vaccinated for rabies (in that order) and wait 21 days prior to traveling to Austria. The vaccination must not be done prior to 3 months of age. If you do not know your cat’s age, your vet can help you with this. Have your vet get an EU pet passport for your cat. You will use this to enter Austria. There will be no additional requirements for your cat to return to the UK, however, it must arrive as manifest cargo in the hold.

  3. Hi,

    I’m thinking about adopting a rescue cat in England (UK), and potentially bringing it to Austria for about a month, then bringing it back to UK. I’ve been doing some research and I’ve noted down most of what I need to do, but I was wondering:

    Pet Passport: If it’s a rescue cat often they don’t know it’s date of birth. Does this matter?

    Translations: Do I need an official german translation of some documents? If so, which ones?

    Treatments: I would get it neutered/spayed, microchipped, and rabies vaccinated in the UK before leaving, but does it need additional treatment before returning to the UK?

    Travelling: How easy/expensive is it to travel with a cat as carry-on baggage from Austria to the UK? I know the UK is kind of a special case in the EU as they have extra regualtions.


  4. Thank you for the reply, Jason. Could you please explain me what does the domestic quarantine means?

  5. Oxana – Turkey follows EU regulations which state that your dog must be vaccinated for rabies at least once AFTER the microchip is implanted and the vaccination must be current and administered at least 30 days prior to entering the country. As for the titer test, you should get that done 30 days after vaccination even though you do not have the time to wait the 30 days. At least you will have the test in hand when your pet lands in Turkey. Your pet will be able to leave if the quarantine period is not yet expired.

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