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To the best of our ability, we ensure that recommendations given on reflect the current regulations. We cannot predict how a given country may enforce these regulations. Noncompliance may result in the need to make arrangements to put the pet into quarantine, return the pet to the country of origin, or destroy the pet. We suggest that you minimize the disruptions that may occur by following the rules of the country you are visiting.

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Dog Passport Albania

Regulations for taking a pet dog or cat to Albania

Albania has adopted the regulations of the European Union as documented in EC EU576/2013. The country  does not quarantine healthy dogs, cats or ferrets who meet the following requirements:

This completes a passport for your dog or cat to enter Albania.

You must make prior arrangements for the Country Veterinarian to meet your pet on arrival for inspection; there is a fee for the inspection.

Dog Passport Albania

Failure to comply with these regulations will mean that your pet will be refused entry or returned to the country of origin or placed in quarantine, all at the expense of the person responsible for your pet.

Inspection: All domestic dogs and cats must be free of evidence of disease communicable to humans when examined at the port of entry to Albania. If your dog or cat is not in apparent good health, further examination by a licensed veterinarian may be required at your expense.

Other Animals: Birds, invertebrates, tropical fish, reptiles, amphibia, mammals such as rodents and rabbits are not subject to requirements of rabies vaccination, but may have to meet other requirements and should have a health certificate to enter Albania. Pet owners are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of the country of destination.

If your pet is not a dog, cat or ferret, and especially if it is a turtle or parrot, you should verify that it is not protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITIES).  You will need to apply for additional permits if this is the case. Search their database. Over 180 countries participate and enforce CITIES regulations. Read more about CITIES.

Veterinary Certificate: All countries have unique veterinary certificates. This form may differ from the veterinary certificate issued by veterinarians in the United States. (APHIS 7001) It is an essential part of the cat or dog passport.

Pet Microchip: Although Albania does not require a pet microchip, we strongly recommend that you microchip your cat or dog prior to traveling. 

The information published here is a guideline for pet owners importing their pet to Albania. Further detail on import permits (if applicable), costs, tests and procedures are available at minimal cost at if you need them. We also stock all the equipment and accessories you will need for traveling with your pet. Same day shipping until 4:00 PM EST.

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For further information, you can alys contact to the local Veterinary Center, called Pets & Partners Albania, International Pet Hospital Tirana in Sauk. Tel: (++355) 42468417
Posted on 2013-09-07 12:27:52.0
Our cat who travels with us on our 10 metre sailing boat has an up to date pet passport and rabies shots. Does he need anything else as he stays on board. We are in Italy at the moment until Aug. Many thanks for any info
Posted on 2014-05-02 18:44:14.0
Lindsay - animals entering Albania need a health certificate issued within 10 days of entry. You should contact the Director of Veterinary Services to find out the docking procedures for boats with a pet:
Posted on 2014-05-04 01:03:31.0
I am travlling from England to Albania i have passport the microchip and rabbis vaksin. Is aloud to come to albania?
Posted on 2014-05-14 23:49:07.0
Yes, you can take your dog or cat to Albania. You will need an Import Permit, proof of rabies vaccination and a veterinary/health certificate. You can find instructions and forms for taking a pet to Albania here: Find an airline that will serve the entire route. Airlines do not interline pets.
Posted on 2014-05-15 03:37:05.0
We plan to drive through Albania from Croatia to Greece by car. We have EU valid pet passports with Micro chips and rabies inoculations. Does anyone have experience of this?
Posted on 2014-10-16 10:12:57.0
Bob - Albania requires an import permit, microchip, rabies vaccination, titer test and a veterinary certificate to bring your pet to the country. Albania has just adopted the rules of the EU in anticipation of being annexed into the EU. You can find details here:
Posted on 2014-10-29 03:34:29.0

we would like to travel from Itally to Albenia with a Ferry and after just passing Albenia with a car (no stay) to Macedonia. Which documents we need for our small dog?
Posted on 2015-06-14 19:39:10.0

Sanja - To leave Italy, your dog must have a current rabies vaccination administered after a microchip is implanted and no sooner than 21 days prior to leaving Italy. It also must have an EU Pet Passport. Ferry companies that transport animals between countries are responsible for upholding those country's regulations. They will request documentation to import your pet to Albania, even if you are driving through the country. The requirements are posted here: Macedonia has requirements of their own as listed here: which you must show when you cross the border if there is a border inspection post. If not, you are still required to carry them. It is also required that your dog will need a titer test to return to Italy. Best to do this before you leave, but it cannot be done sooner than 30 days after rabies vaccination.
Posted on 2015-06-17 04:37:45.0

I was just told that the standard EU pet passport is good enough to get my dog into Albania, but getting her BACK into the EU requires a special test inventory of her rabies antibodies not LESS than 3 months old (i.e. the older the better, which makes no sense). I don't want to get there and find that I am stranded. Any insights on this?
Posted on 2015-06-29 13:50:10.0

Can you tell me how/where to get an import license? I have tried my vet and as well as the Albanian Embassy in the US. I am coming from the US.
Posted on 2015-07-13 05:22:41.0

Jaime - Albania follows EU regulations to import pets. No import permit required.
Posted on 2015-07-21 12:41:58.0

We are Portuguese nationals who will be on an extended road trip thoughout Europe with our dog. He is up to date with all his vaccinations, has been microchippeed several years ago and has the EU dog passport. We are quite keen to travel through several of the Balkan countries (Macedonia, Albania, Serbia, Montenegro) but I am aware that these are "high rabies" countries and require a TITER test to re-enter the EU. Will we be able to travel in these countires and back into EU and how do you recommend that we approach this? Thank you for your help.
Posted on 2015-07-21 19:52:55.0

hello, are you sure about this 3-months-period rule? I was browsing the laws in language and in Czech and also in English and there is written, that if the dog comes from EU and was vactinated in EU, therefore he is not COMING to EU but RETURNING , you dont have to wait those 3 months - in english, you have it here in EXCEPTIONS part:
Posted on 2015-07-22 10:03:00.0

Hello, we´d like to travel with our dog to Albania too, we have ALMOST everything mentioned about done right - but I just now noticed the part "If your dog, cat or ferret has been vaccinated before it was fitted with a microchip, it will have to be vaccinated again" and it confuses me - I haven´t seen such a rule in any other country... our dog is just 7 months old, so she was first vactinated and then maybe a month later microchipped - I don´t think it is okey to vactinate her now again - do you think we´ll have to postpone our trip to the time when she´ll be vactinated again? Or is there any chance that this rule iis changed nowadays? Thank you very much for your answer - I really want everything to be 100% so she doesnt end up in quarantine.
Posted on 2015-07-22 10:13:15.0

ah, and now I found out that she has to be vactinated 6 months before entering Macedonia!!? she´s been vactinated only 2 months ago :( so we have to cancel the trip anyway :(
Posted on 2015-07-22 10:28:20.0

Mati - Albania has adopted EU regulations. The microchip must come first before the rabies vaccination. The time to wait for traveling depends on whether you are entering Albania from a high-rabies country. If this is the case, then you need to follow this schedule: 1. microchip 2. vaccination for rabies 3. wait 30 days 4. have your vet do a blood titer test 5. assuming acceptable results, your pet can enter Albania 3 months after the day the blood was drawn for the titer test. You will also need an Annex IV form completed within 10 days of entry. More details here with links to instructions and forms if you need them:
Posted on 2015-07-26 19:22:47.0

Kerry - as long as your pet's rabies vaccination is current, have your vet do a blood titer test. If you wait for 3 months prior to travel, you will qualify to re-enter the EU from a high-rabies country. The titer test is good for the life of your pet to enter the EU as long as your pet's rabies vaccinations are kept current.
Posted on 2015-07-26 19:24:35.0

Mati Svobodova Mati - Here is a bullet point on the page that you referred to: "the test must be carried out on a sample collected by an authorised veterinarian at least 30 days after the date of vaccination and not less than three months before the date of movement." Note that once this process is completed, you will not need to do it again.
Posted on 2015-07-26 19:27:52.0