Pet Passport Germany
European Union (EU) regulations for taking a pet to Germany from within the EU,
rabies free country
or from a
Country with a low incidence of rabies.
Germany does not quarantine healthy pets (cats, dogs and ferrets) from the above countries having resided there for the preceeding six (6) months that meet the requirements in this order:
- ISO 11784/11785 compliant 15 digit
If your pet's microchip is not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, you
can bring your own
- Rabies vaccination no sooner than 21 days* prior to entry and not more than
the expiration date of the manufacturer of the vaccine. If your
dog, cat or ferret has been vaccinated before it was fitted with
a microchip, it will have to be vaccinated again after the
microchip is implanted.
- For pets entering Germany from a
country with a high incidence of rabies,
a Blood Titer Test administered no sooner than one month after
vaccination. Samples must be processed at approved
laboratories. Assuming test results within acceptable limits,
your pet can enter Germany 90 days after the date the blood was
drawn and avoid quarantine. This step is not required unless you are entering
from a high rabies country.
- Within 10 days of travel, a USDA (or CFIA) accredited veterinarian must then complete the bi-lingual Annex II for Germany for endorsement by the USDA or CFIA if traveling from the United States or Canada. If you are traveling from another country, endorsement is not required unless your country mandates it.
- A copy of the Rabies Certificate and Blood Titer Test
results should also be included
for endorsement (if applicable).
This completes a pet passport for your dog, cat or ferret to enter Germany.
*After the first vaccination and waiting period, you can enter Germany whenever you like as long as booster vaccinations are given on time and you continue to meet the other entry requirements.
When entering Germany for commercial purposes such as breeding or sale, pets require additional forms and different rules apply.
Germany restricts the import of the following breeds and their mixes: Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Bandogs and Tosa Inu. Transit or export of these breeds is permitted. Additionally, the following dogs can enter Germany only with prior authorization from local customs officials and must be evaluated at the owner's expense: Alano, American Bulldog, Bull Mastiff, Bull Terrier, Cane Corso, Dogo Argintino, Dogue de Bordeaux, Fila Brasileiro, Mastiff, Mastino Napolitano, Mastin Espanol, Dogo Canerio, Rottweiler, and Perro de Presa Mallorquin.
Approved entry points for importing animals to Germany by air are Köln Bonn Airport, Berlin Schönefeld Airport, Berlin-Tegel Airport, Munich Airport, Hamburg Airport, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, Hannover-Langenhagen Airport, Leipzig-Halle Airport and Dösseldorf Airport.
Puppies and Kittens: Owners bringing an unvaccinated puppy or kitten from a rabies controlled country will require permission from the veterinary authority in the State of entry. The entry of an animal aged less than three months from a country which is not rabies free or rabies controlled is not allowed.
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
Germany. 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: Up to 3 guinea pigs or hamsters can be imported into Germany with their owner. A health certificate is recommended.
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 Germany.
Pet owners are strongly advised to seek further information
from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of the
country of destination.
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.
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