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Bosnia and Herzegovina Pet Passport & Regulations

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Bosnia and Herzegovina do not quarantine cats and dogs that meet the following requirements. All requirements also apply to service and emotional support animals.

1.

Pet Microchip

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The first step to prepare your dog, cat or ferret to enter Bosnia Herzegovina is to have your pet microchipped with an ISO 11784/11785 compliant 15 digit pet microchip.

If your pet's microchip is not ISO compliant, then you can either bring your own microchip scanner or your veterinarian can give your pet a compliant chip. If your pet has 2 microchips, the number and implant dates of both microchips must be documented on the EU Health Certificate (see step #5).

A tattoo is an acceptable form of identification as long as it was given prior to July 3, 2011, is clearly visible and your pet was vaccinated for rabies after the tattoo was applied.

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2.

Vaccinations

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If your pet is entering Bosnia from a rabies-free (click here) or rabies-controlled country (click here), it will need proof of a current rabies vaccination that was administered after the microchip was implanted.

If this is your pet's first vaccination after microchipping, it will need to wait for 21 days before traveling. There is no waiting period after boosters as long as:

  • the previous vaccination was administered after a microchip was implanted AND
  • the previous vaccination had not expired when the booster was given.

Bosnia does honor the 3 year rabies vaccination for dogs, cats and ferrets; however, it should only be administered as a booster unless specified by the manufacturer. You can speak to your veterinarian about this.

Once your pet has entered Bosnia, a 21 day waiting period is not required for subsequent visits, provided rabies boosters are kept up to date, and the other entry requirements are met.

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3.

Rabies Titer Test

Blood Titer Test

If your pet is entering Bosnia Herzegovina from a high-rabies country (click here), your pet must be microchipped, then vaccinated for rabies (in that order). After waiting 30 days, a rabies titer test (FAVN) must be administered. (Have your veterinarian scan your pet's microchip prior to the titer test.)

Samples must be processed at approved laboratories. Assuming test results are within acceptable limits, your pet can enter Bosnia Herzegovina no sooner than 3 calendar months after the date the blood was drawn and avoid quarantine. This step is not required unless entering Bosnia Herzegovina from a high-rabies country.

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4.

Tapeworm Treatment - Dogs Only

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A tapeworm treatment is not required when entering Bosnia Herzegovina from any country.

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5.

Health Certificate

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The type of health certificate required for your pet depends on whether or not your pet's transport is accompanied OR it involves a purchase, sale or transfer of ownership. Choose from two options below.

Non-Commercial Transport: the owner or a legal representative of the owner is traveling with or within 5 days of the pet AND the transport does not involve purchase, sale or transfer of ownership.
Non-Commercial Transport to Bosnia Herzegovina from a country outside of the EU:

Regulations in steps 1 and 2 apply. If entering Bosnia Herzegovina from a high-rabies country, step 3 applies as well.

A licensed veterinarian in the originating country must complete the non-commercial EU health certificate for Bosnia Herzegovina within 10 days of travel. If your pet is traveling from the United States, the veterinarian must be accredited by the USDA and the health certificate must be endorsed by the State USDA office unless the certificate is completed by a military Veterinary Corps Officer or GS-0701 series civilian government veterinarian employed by the military.

The CFIA must endorse forms issued by Canadian veterinarians.

If traveling to Bosnia Herzegovina from another country, then the forms must be endorsed by the government agency responsible for the import and export of animals.

This form is good for transports of 5 or less animals. The form is good for 4 months of travel within the EU as long as the rabies vaccination documented on it does not expire.

Non-Commercial Transport to Bosnia Herzegovina from another EU Member State:

Regulations in steps 1 and 2 apply.

Have your veterinarian update an EU Pet Passport for your pet. An EU health certificate is not required for pets traveling to Bosnia Herzegovina from another EU Member State unless a rabies booster was administered by a veterinarian outside of the EU at any time after your pet received its microchip.

No matter what country you are entering Bosnia Herzegovina from, you or your representative must sign a Declaration of Non-Commercial Transport stating that your pet's transport does not involve the sale or transfer of ownership of your pet.

Commercial Transport: the owner or a legal representative of the owner is not traveling with or within 5 days of the pet OR the purpose of the transport involves a sale or transfer of ownership OR more than 5 animals are traveling with or without their owner.
Commercial Transport to Bosnia Herzegovina from a rabies-free or rabies-controlled country outside the EU:

Regulations in steps 1 and 2 apply.

A licensed veterinarian in the originating country must complete the commercial EU health certificate within 48 hours of travel. If your pet is traveling from the United States, the veterinarian must be accredited by the USDA for endorsement by the State USDA unless the certificate is completed by a military Veterinary Corps Officer or GS-0701 series civilian government veterinarian employed by the military.

The CFIA must endorse forms issued by Canadian veterinarians.

If traveling to Bosnia Herzegovina from another country, then the forms must be endorsed by the government agency responsible for the import and export of animals.

This form is good for transports of 5 or less animals. (see item 6 for transports of more than 5 pets.) The form is good for 4 months of travel within the EU as long as the rabies vaccination documented on it does not expire.

Your pet must enter Bosnia Herzegovina at an approved Border Inspection Post (BIP) at an international airport in Linz and Vienna. Notice must be given 24 hours prior to arrival.

All dogs, cats and ferrets may enter Bosnia Herzegovina commercially from a rabies-free or rabies-controlled countries. Dogs, cats and ferrets may only enter Bosnia Herzegovina commercially from these high-rabies countries and must have a titer test according to step #3 above.

Commercial Transport to Bosnia Herzegovina from another EU Member State:

Regulations in steps 1 and 2 apply.

Your pet must travel from a licensed premises which is registered with the governing authority in your EU country responsible for the import and export of animals.

Your veterinarian must obtain and update an EU Pet Passport for your pet.

Your pet's veterinarian must issue an Intratrade health certificate completed within 48 hours of entry.

6.

Import Permit

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An import permit is not required when entering Bosnia and Herzegovina with a personal dog or cat from any country.

7.

Entering Bosnia and Herzegovina

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When flying, pets must enter Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Sarajevo International Airport in Sarajevo. Pets can arrive in the cabin, as checked baggage or as air cargo.

Pets can also enter Bosnia and Herzegovina at the following land ports: Raĉa, Oraŝje, Gradiska, Izacić, Kamensko, Gorica, Bajaĉa, Klobuk and Krakaj (summer only).

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

8.

Banned Breeds

Banned Dogs in Bosnia Herzegovina

Bosnia Herzegovina does not publish a list of banned breeds.

9.

Other Animals

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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 Bosnia Herzegovina. Pet owners are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of the country of destination.

10.

CITES

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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 (CITES).  You will need to apply for additional permits if this is the case. Over 180 countries participate and enforce CITES regulations.

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To the best of our ability, we ensure that recommendations given on PetTravel.com 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 your pet into quarantine at your expense, return your pet to the country of origin, or euthanize your 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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