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Pet Passport Germany

Dog 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. New pet import regulations for the EU in effect on December 29, 2014.

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:

  1. Your pet will need an ISO 11784/11785 compliant 15 digit pet microchip implanted by your veterinarian. If your pet has a microchip that is not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, you can bring your own microchip scanner.
     
  2. If your pet is entering Germany from a rabies-free or rabies-controlled country, it will need a 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 was not vaccinated after it was fitted with a microchip, it will have to be vaccinated again after the microchip is implanted.
     
  3. If your pet is entering Germany from a high-rabies country, your pet must be microchipped, then vaccinated for rabies (in that order). After waiting 30 days, a Blood Titer Test 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 within acceptable limits, your pet can enter Germany no sooner than 90 days after the date the blood was drawn and avoid quarantine. This step is not required unless you are entering Germany from a high rabies country.
     
  4. 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 entering Germany from another EU country, then have your veterinarian update an EU Blue Pet Passport for your pet..
     
  5. A copy of the Rabies Certificate and Blood Titer Test results should also be included for endorsement (if applicable).
     
  6. Unaccompanied pets traveling as manifest cargo will need a health certificate issued within 10 days of travel. Your airlines may also require a health certificate even if your pet is traveling with you in the cabin or as checked baggage. 

This completes a pet passport for your dog, cat or ferret to enter Germany.

Dog Passport Germany

**Once your pet has entered Germany, a 21 day waiting period is not required for subsequent visits, provided rabies boosters are kept up to date, your pet does not enter a high-rabies country, and the other entry requirements listed above are met.

Effective December 29, 2014: If your pet is entering Germany by air from outside of the EU and you are unable to travel on the same flight as your pet, you will need to sign a declaration confirming that you do not intend to sell or transfer ownership of your pet. You must show evidence of your travel within 5 days of your pet´s movement.

Effective December 29, 2014: If you are not traveling within 5 days before or after your pet or if you are intending to sell, re-home or change ownership of your dog, cat or ferret, then your pet's transport will be considered a commercial transport, and it will need to meet the following requirements:

Restricted Breeds: 
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: Rabies vaccinations must not be administered prior to 12 weeks of age. 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.

Traveling with more than 5 pets: Effective December 29, 2014: If you are traveling with more than 5 pets over 6 months of age, unless you are traveling to a show or competition, your pets must meet the requirements as listed above (Annex I instead of Annex II form), travel from a registered premesis, use a licensed transporter, register the transport on the TRACES system, and also enter Germany through a Border Inspection Post (if you are traveling from outside of the EU).

Exporting Pets from Germany: effective December 29, 2014, all dogs, cats and ferrets leaving Germany must be microchipped, vaccinated for rabies (in that order) and wait 21 days before leaving the country. If you are planning to take your pet on a trip to a country with a high incidence of rabies and returning to Germany, your veterinarian should do a Blood Titer Test before you leave the country.

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.

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 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.

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.

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rose.colezeissig
Just like humans.
Posted on 2013-04-12 02:23:30.0
lynn.johnson.33821189
WTF.
Posted on 2013-05-02 23:50:07.0
barbarapinto89
Hi! What about the website to insert the microchip informations? I heard that its necessary that we regist the animals on a specific national or international website, but wich one is it? Can you help me with this question? Thanks
Posted on 2013-06-03 09:37:11.0
kale.oliver.7
Yea, WTF!!
Posted on 2013-06-20 07:15:35.0
BlueCrossPetHospital
if you have a mixed breed dog how do they determine if it is a "pit-bull" breed or not?
Posted on 2013-06-27 02:01:40.0

Totally depends on the country and the appearance and behavior of the dog. Many countries will not accept pit bull breeds.
Posted on 2013-07-17 03:20:02.0
katy.myers.5
I have two pit bulls that I am looking to move to Germany with. Does anyone know for sure whether they are allowed or not? and if so, what are the requirements that need to be met prior to trying to take them? I get the passport thing, but I mean specifically for certain breeds- what are the requirements?
Posted on 2013-09-27 01:03:53.0
PetTravel
Germany does have current legislation banning Pitbull breeds.
Posted on 2013-09-28 19:41:52.0
robin.carter.334
PetTravel Jus a word of advice unless your dogs are pure bred and akc registered there is no proof they are pitt. They may look like it but they can not prove it. I owned a in home child care they said get rid of the dog or close down , I fought them and won. My dog loved the kids and had no aggressive history. The state could not prove the dog was pitt as she was listed as a mixed breed dog.
Posted on 2013-10-20 16:48:01.0
PetTravel
Good for you, Robin, and thanks for posting. We appreciate it very much. It is unsettling for the pet owner trying to bring a mixed breed that may have pitt characteristics to the country, however. In many cases, it is a judgment call by a customs agent that may not know the rules.
Posted on 2013-10-25 03:50:16.0
jeff.welch.31924
JW, Barbara, looking into the laws/ requirements of the EU I have frond that not all chips are universal. You must have a 15 digit micro chip that is reckonized by the EU . Look for a Datamars Microfindr ISO slim emitting 134.2 kHZ. Conforms to EU 11784 requirements. Look on Pet Travel.com. Search for Pet Passport to Germany. I know it is lots to do but, better have done it and not get turned away at the boarding gate. Good luck
Posted on 2014-02-09 23:34:50.0
NigzWigz
When booking a flight from the US overseas to EU, it is of the utmost importance to inquire the airline's policy for transporting pets as checked baggage and/or cargo. Unbeknownst to my wife and I, Delta changed their policy (without notifying us prior to booking) that they no longer allowed pets to travel internationally aboard a 767 Boeing. Another tidbit they failed to mention was that if making connecting flight(s) (which undoubtedly you'll have to), you'll need at least 2 hours between arrivals and departures. With all that being said... my best advice would be to avoid Delta all together, because you'll almost be certain to encounter additional unforeseen and unmentioned problems.
Posted on 2014-02-28 13:40:24.0
PetTravel
Delta has caused a lot of confusion with the redesign of the cargo area of their 767 aircraft. They have indicated to us that they are trying to overcome this limitation and transport pets again in these aircraft.
Posted on 2014-03-02 03:02:23.0
kathy.cross.71
My husband and I may be moving from the US to Germany for a couple of years for my husband's job. Our mixed dog looks pit-like. So, it's up to the customs officer to decide whether or not she's allowed in the country? I just sent away for her DNA to be tested. Would they take such a report into consideration at customs?
Posted on 2014-03-06 18:35:16.0
PetTravel
It certainly would not hurt, especially if there is no pitt in her. Did you get papers when you got her that might indicate what her cross is? Here are the regulations about what officials look for when importing a Pit Bull to the UK: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/69263/dogs-guide-enforcers.pdf If you look on the last page, it will show physical characteristics that customs officials will be looking for. Sure hope this helps. Let us know.
Posted on 2014-03-08 14:18:14.0
stefanie.weidner
I am looking to move to Germany from Australia with my pet Bird. He's an Indian Ringneck (small Parrot). Will he need to be in quarantine?
Posted on 2014-03-21 04:39:54.0
carriejbrickett
Hi. I am getting ready to move from the US to Germany with 3 large dogs. I was wondering if the US was considered as a *High Rabies Country*?
Posted on 2014-04-07 23:08:05.0
PetTravel
Hi Carrie - No, the US is considered by the EU to be a "Non-EU Listed Country," meaning that it is a rabies controlled country. Blood titer tests are not required for pets entering from the US as long as they have resided there for the previous 6 months before entering Germany.
Posted on 2014-04-08 04:25:44.0
PetTravel
Stafanie - according to published information, it depends on the vaccinations that your bird has had. If your bird has been vaccinated against H5at least twice and the last vaccination was given at least 60 days but nor more than 6 months, there is no quarantine. Birds vaccinated with AI must be subjected to quarantine in the country of origin for at least 10 days. On the third day, at the earliest, a sample must be taken and must be tested for H5N1 Antigen or genome with negative results. Otherwise, your bird must have 30 days of quarantine in an approved center in the EU. You must travel with your bird and it must have a health certificate endorsed by a government vet. We are not as familiar with bird regs and suggest you email the Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture for clarification: info@verbraucherlotse.de
Posted on 2014-04-09 03:46:44.0
stefanie.weidner
PetTravel Thanks a lot for your help! Much appreciated
Posted on 2014-04-09 07:39:50.0
moni.bavaria
i am moving to Germany from the US with my two cats...do they need a titer test? Also, they got the rabies shot and the microchip on the same day (microchip first)...does this count as getting the Microchip first? ...or should i revaccinate them? after the rabies we have to wate 30 days before entering Germany right?....so much info sooo confused ...thanks!
Posted on 2014-04-22 17:41:37.0
busybeetina
hi, we are moving to Germany in October, will be driving through France and Netherlands. I know our cat will need a chip, passport and vaccine but what about our two guinea pigs? Thanks for your help.
Posted on 2014-04-24 14:37:40.0
PetTravel
Hi Monika - the need for the titer test depends on what country your cats are originating from. If it is the US, Canada or Mexico, the answer is no. Your cats will need to be vaccinated at least 21 days prior to entering Germany (the day of the visit to the vet does not count as day 1). You can have the microchip inserted at the same vet visit as the microchip implantation. You will also need an Annex II form for Germany completed and endorsed within 10 days of travel. What country are you traveling from??
Posted on 2014-04-28 00:26:32.0
PetTravel
Tina - where are you moving to Germany from?? What country?
Posted on 2014-04-28 00:27:21.0
busybeetina
We are moving from the UK.
Posted on 2014-04-28 09:02:07.0
moni.bavaria
traveling from USA to Germany. The Vet vaccinated for Rabies the same day as the microchip implantation...about 30min after....so does this officially count as vacinnation after implantation of microchip? should i revaccinate the cats just to make sure?
Posted on 2014-04-28 20:39:27.0
chuck.herrington.39
I am traveling to Germany in June I am getting the microchip and vaccine shots but what is the vet visit that has to be done ten days prior where do I find that vet
Posted on 2014-04-29 20:20:39.0
PetTravel
Hi Chuck - the USDA does not publish a list of accredited vets. You need to call vets in your area and ask if they are USDA accredited. (that is assuming the originating country is the US).
Posted on 2014-05-01 03:19:06.0
PetTravel
Nicole - where are you moving to Germany from? What country?
Posted on 2014-05-01 03:20:50.0
PetTravel
Monika - no need to re-microchip. You did it right. Wait at least 21 days (don't count the day of the vet visit) and you are good to go with an endorsed Annex II form for Germany.
Posted on 2014-05-01 03:22:23.0
PetTravel
Tina - you should get a health certificate issued shortly before travel. Don't worry about the rabies vaccine. Rabbits are not carriers of the disease. You should also travel with your pet when entering Germany.
Posted on 2014-05-01 03:24:21.0
siusoon
I am travelling from Hong Kong to Germany with 2 cats. I am going to get the microchip and rabbies shot . Do I need to get a pet passport or any other vaccination?
Posted on 2014-05-01 07:13:43.0
chuck.herrington.39
Ok now I am confused about the passport, is the passport just what they call the paperwork for your dog or is there a real dog passport that I don't know about
Posted on 2014-05-01 11:22:12.0
PetTravel
Chuck Herrington Chuck - in your case, the passport will be the APHIS 7001 form, rabies certificate and Annex II form for Germany. These documents together form the passport for your pet.
Posted on 2014-05-02 02:38:58.0
PetTravel
Winnie - your vet needs to fill out an Annex II form for Germany within 10 days of entry. Make sure that your vet indicates the microchip on the Annex II form. Your vet should also give you a rabies vaccination history for your cats. You should also ask your airline if they will require a health certificate or if the Annex II will suffice.
Posted on 2014-05-02 02:42:18.0
PetTravel
Openid - as for the "food regime" you may be referring to the declaration sticker that you fill out and put on the top of the crate telling the airlines when your pet was last fed and watered. If this is so, the airlines will require it. You can find them included in this kit: http://www.pettravelstore.com/update-your-pet-crate-kit/. Live animal stickers are also required to be placed on your crate. As for the forms, yes, the Annex II form for Germany is correct and it must be endorsed by the State USDA office if your pup is leaving from the US. (CFIA if leaving from Canada.) You will need to be careful how the airway bill is completed. The owner should be either dropping off or picking up the pet. You want to avoid the appearance of a commercial transport.
Posted on 2014-05-03 01:21:07.0
stefanie.glasser
I am living in Egypt and considering the possibility of traveling to Germany with my 9 year old cat. The cat got his microchip and titer test (result of 0.6 at the time) 8 years ago and was vaccinated against rabies regularly, once yearly, ever since. I have an international (yellow) vaccination passbook. Would the cat be good to enter Germany with only the required form (Annex II for Germany) still missing?
Posted on 2014-05-05 15:23:10.0
PetTravel
Stefanie - do you still have the EU pet passport that you left Germany with? The titer test is good for the life of your pet, but the process must have been followed. Per requlations: The antibody titration need not be renewed on a pet animal which has been revaccinated at the intervals laid down in Article 5(1). Article 5(1) states that the details must be recorded in the passport and your pet must have been microchipped, then vaccinated, prior to the titer test. You must also keep up the rabies vaccinations which you have.
Posted on 2014-05-07 03:46:14.0
shooshoobentmohammad
Im residing soon from Bahrain to Germany, i will bring my siamesse cat breed but born in Bahrain, he is fully vaccinated, microchipped, and has his passport, what are the procedure and regulation for bringing him? Would he be allowed to fly with me? And will he be quarantine?? He will have his rabies shot next vet visit (which is next month).
Posted on 2014-05-21 23:20:42.0
inyounghur
I am planning to take my dog to Germany as soon as he's ready. He just received a rabies vaccination yesterday but hasn't gotten a micro-chip yet. Does this mean he has to get another vaccination?? He is only about 4 months old.
Posted on 2014-05-23 03:03:06.0
jaclyn.shanholtz
My husband and I are moving to Germany next year because of the army. We have a boxer and I am really confused on getting her there and the army isnt to helpful in that area.....I understand the Passport and all those forms. I need to have all these forms in english as well as German how would I go about doing that...also if i just purchase the pet passport from this website and have my vet fill it out would that be all the paper work I would need
Posted on 2014-05-23 20:57:16.0
harry.pottsy
im living in thailand and going to hamburg in germany on a 2 month holiday on june 23. I want to bring my 4 month old 1.5kg chihuahua who is up to date on all his vaccinations including his rabies. Im concerned about this titter / rabies test and waiting 90 days before he can come with? is there any way to avoid this? as i will be leaving before this test can be completed.
Posted on 2014-05-31 10:30:50.0
harry.pottsy
Pertaining to the question i asked below, Ii will be flying from bangkok to helsinki finland then a 2 hour layover before arriving in hamburg germany.
Posted on 2014-05-31 10:35:43.0
harry.pottsy
Also when i bring my 2 dogs over from canada, will i need this titter test? as i believe dogs from canada can avoid this? please advise! thank you so much
Posted on 2014-05-31 10:37:46.0
PetTravel
Have your pet's vaccination current and at least one vaccination after microchip is implanted with 21 day wait after vaccination. You will need an Annex II form for Germany and you are good to go with no quarantine. Here are details with link to forms and instructions if you need them. http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/Germany.cfm Find an airline that serves the entire route. If they accept pets in the cabin and your cat meets requirements, then it should happen. Try Air Berlin.
Posted on 2014-06-12 04:18:31.0
PetTravel
He should have the rabies vaccination AFTER the microchip. Get to your vet. It can be done in the same visit.
Posted on 2014-06-12 04:19:31.0
PetTravel
Jacyln - You will have everything you need to take your pet to Germany.
Posted on 2014-06-12 04:20:22.0
PetTravel
Jaymie - we do not know anyway to avoid the 90 day wait after the titer test.
Posted on 2014-06-12 04:21:25.0
PetTravel
Jaymie - Canada is considered by the EU to be a rabies-controlled country. No titer test required. Just microchip, then rabies vaccination then 21 day wait and Annex II form.
Posted on 2014-06-12 04:22:32.0
karen.min
My dog has a EU Pet Passport I which was issued in Germany. We will be traveling from Germany to the USA. Do I need a health certificate endorsed by the USDA prior to flying back to Germany?
Posted on 2014-07-05 19:59:45.0
PetTravel
Hi Karen - your pet's EU pet passport is valid until the expiration of the rabies vaccination or untill you enter a high-rabies country. (the US is not high-rabies) So, you will not need a health certificate prior to returning to Germany as long as your pet's rabies vaccination is current or the airline requires it.
Posted on 2014-07-11 13:50:37.0
horreya.lamloum
Hi , I am planing to visit Germany - Frankfurt - for two month coming from United Arabs Emirates so please what are the requirement to enter germany with my Cat ( ragdoll) Thank you
Posted on 2014-07-20 19:53:54.0
PetTravel
Your EU pet passport is good to re-enter the EU if your dog's rabies vaccination is current and you have not entered a high-rabies country with your dog since leaving the EU. (the US is not high-rabies) However, your dog should have been microchipped with an ISO compliant pet microchip prior to leaving the EU and a rabies vaccinations should have been administered AFTER the chip was implanted. Your cat will also need to be microchipped, then vaccinated for rabies in that order (same vet visit is OK). Your cat can enter Germany no sooner than 21 days after the vaccination with an Annex II form for Germany completed by a USDA accredited vet and endorsed by the State USDA office. Details can be found here with links to instructions and forms if you need them: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/Germany.cfm. The airlines will likely be looking for an APHIS 7001 form (which your vet in the US should have.) It should be completed by an USDA accredited vet and endorsed by the USDA. They are included in our form packages.
Posted on 2014-07-22 03:25:31.0
PetTravel
Hello Horreya - if your cat currently resides in one of the following states (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain or Al Fujairah), then it will need to be microchipped, then vaccinated for rabies (in that order but same vet visit is fine) at least 21 days prior to entering Germany. (do not count the day of the vet visit.) You will need an Annex II form completed by a licensed veterinarian within 10 days of entry. If your cat does not reside in one of the above states, then a titer test will need to be administered no sooner than one month after rabies vaccination and 90 days prior to entering Germany. You can find details and links to instructions and all forms required if you need them: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/Germany.cfm.
Posted on 2014-07-22 03:31:02.0

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Posted on 2014-07-23 11:56:17.0
cindy.collyottrunkle
I am planning on shipping my dog unaccompanied from US to Germany on United with Petsafe, every time I call and speak to them I get told something different about a "broker" to get my dog through customs. Some say yes and some say no, what is a broker and do I need one to get my dog through customs. My husband is already in Germany and will be picking the dog up at the airport.
Posted on 2014-07-28 05:48:32.0
PetTravel
Cindy - you do not need a broker to clear customs in Germany. As long as you have met German requirements, it is an easy process. United is requiring brokers on many of its Central and South American flights to ensure the paperwork is in order so they will lessen their liability to return a pet to the originating country should there be a problem. An agent is not required to clear your pet through customs in Germany.
Posted on 2014-07-30 03:52:05.0
laubeamish
Hi there.. I am moving to Germany (Hamburg) for 6 months from South Africa. I would like to take my pet African Pygmy hedgehog with me though. What are the requirements needed to take her there with me? Thank you!!
Posted on 2014-08-03 16:11:58.0
PetTravel
Germany's regulations extend to rabbits, guinea pigs and hamsters. Also, most EU countries have regulations that cover other types of animals from other EU countries or from rabies-controlled countries, of which South Africa is not classified as one by the EU. You may want to contact the Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture (info@verbraucherlotse.de) with your inquiry.
Posted on 2014-08-04 03:42:01.0
brandi.smith.50767
My family has 2 medical service dogs. How do I find out more information about the laws in Germany for service dogs? Also we are transferring there from the States
Posted on 2014-08-06 15:59:11.0
PetTravel
Brandi - the requirements for service dogs are the same as for regular dogs. You will need to microchip your dogs, then vaccinate them for rabies (in that order) at least 21 days prior to entering Germany. You will also need an Annex II form completed by a USDA accredited vet within 10 days of travel and endorsed by the USDA State office. Details here: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/Germany.cfm
Posted on 2014-08-10 20:32:14.0
whitneybaca
I am brining my cat to Germany from the US, & flying into Berlin. However, I was told that all incoming animals by plane must go through Frankfurt. Is this true? Or will I be able to come through Berlin
Posted on 2014-08-11 08:28:02.0
PetTravel
Hi Whitney - not true. Pets can fly directly to Berlin as the airport is classified as a Border Post for clearing live animals. Frankfurt is Lufthansa's hub; maybe that is what is confusing..
Posted on 2014-08-12 04:56:46.0
chi.cat.27
Hi, I'm bringing my cat to Frankfurt, Germany from the USA. I have a 14 hour flight with 2 connections - one in JFK - NY and one in Dublin, Ireland. Are there any requirements/tips I need to be aware of to make this trip easier on my cat & I? Also, Do I need a USDA international health certificate, Annex II form or a EU pet passport?
Posted on 2014-08-15 03:31:21.0
PetTravel
Chi - Frankfurt is Lufthansa's hub city. They have direct flights from Orlando. You will need an Annex II Form for Germany completed by an accredited vet and endorsed by the USDA within 10 days of entry to Germany.
Posted on 2014-08-16 20:05:21.0
brittmarie.deegan
Hi, We are moving to Germany with our two pet dogs. One is a pure bred, and the other is a mix/ unknown breed. Since Germany has restrictions on the import of certain breeds, how do we navigate this issue? If our vet can identify the primary likely breed on the dog's paperwork, is that enough to not worry about these restrictions?
Posted on 2014-08-18 22:46:06.0
PetTravel
Britt - your vet should list your dog as a mixed breed. Not sure what the pure bred dog is, but hopefully not a restricted breed. Appearances and behavior are important factors.
Posted on 2014-08-19 03:56:05.0
jocelin.young
Hello, We are moving to Germany as well our dog was microchipped and then received his rabbies vaccination afterward. It was done in the same day, should they have been do e on different days? How does the vet specify that one was done before the other if the dates are the same? Should he included the times?
Posted on 2014-08-25 17:12:47.0
PetTravel
Jocelin - it is fine that your vet implanted the chip, then vaccinated for rabies during the same visit. They should be done in that order: 1. microchip 2. vaccinate. The Annex II form has fields for this information.
Posted on 2014-08-26 04:40:38.0
dezde
I'm planning to take my cat a 24 hour road trip from UK to Berlin, crossing Belgium. My cat never traveled to other countries, what exact paperwork do I need for him? He was microchipped and vaccinated at 8 weeks old.
Posted on 2014-09-01 23:47:46.0
alexandria.chicka
If coming from a State that us Rabies free such as Hawaii and going to Germany what are the standards of being quarantine
Posted on 2014-09-09 00:53:33.0
alexandria.chicka
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Posted on 2014-09-09 00:53:59.0
PetTravel
Dana - how old is your cat now? Ask your vet, but kittens and puppies are generally vaccinated for rabies at 12 weeks of age. (As a matter of fact, the UK just passed legislation requiring that the vaccination be given no sooner than 12 weeks...) Anyway, you should have all the microchip and vaccination details recorded in an EU pet passport and you are good to go.
Posted on 2014-09-10 02:56:27.0
PetTravel
Hi Alexandria - Germany will require that your pet be microchipped, then vaccinated for rabies at least 21 days prior to entering the country. It will also need an Annex II form completed by your vet within 10 days of travel. The rules are the same whether a pet is entering Germany from a rabies-free country or a rabies-controlled country. Details here: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/Germany.cfm
Posted on 2014-09-10 03:01:57.0
CEO.Chakra
Dear ALL, is there any way to reduce the 90-day wait period for cats from India (high rabies incidence) to enter Germany?
Posted on 2014-09-22 09:03:40.0
PetTravel
Sumita - you can reduce the quarantine time to nothing if you do the blood titer test in India 90 days before your cat travels to Germany. We are not aware of quarantine facilities in Germany. You may need to arrange quarantine in the UK if you do not have 90 days to wait or cannot transport your cat at a later date.
Posted on 2014-09-25 01:56:39.0
jacki.mitchell.16
Where do I get the bilingual annex II form? Will my vet have it? I have looked on the web and find the form but not "bilinqual".
Posted on 2014-09-30 21:26:12.0
PetTravel
We have it with complete instructions in our store. pettravelstore.com. Also titer test instructions if you are entering Germany from a high rabies countriy.
Posted on 2014-10-02 02:55:25.0
sarah.duffy.3591
I want to buy a puppy in the UK and bring it back to germany before it is 12 weeks old - do I need any special papers. I have read that you need a letter from the breeder stating the dog has not left their premises - what happens if I need to stay in a hotel for night before I board a plane or cross the channel by car.
Posted on 2014-10-07 19:27:38.0
ageinprogress
I want to go back to Germany in may 2015 and want to take my 8.5 yr old Saint Bernard which is an ESA. I have the letter from the doctor for need as well. After all the requirements does she still has to be quarantined?
Posted on 2014-10-07 21:06:37.0
amev616
Hi, I am re locating to Berlin later this month, and my cat has an appointment for the vaccination tomorrow, which then I will have to wait for 21 days according to the vet(and the info here). I am curious about this part: " *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." though. What is booster vaccination and can I enter Germany before the 29th if my cat gets it.? Thanks for your help. RvA.
Posted on 2014-10-08 18:38:42.0
PetTravel
Angelika - what country will your Saint Bernard be entering Germany from?
Posted on 2014-10-10 03:35:12.0
PetTravel
Owners bringing an un-vaccinated puppy or kitten from a rabies controlled country will require permission from the veterinary authority in the State of entry. You will need to check with DEFRA in the UK to see if they will allow it.
Posted on 2014-10-10 03:36:49.0
PetTravel
Ame - you must go through the 21 day waiting period the first time. You don't have to do it again as long as your pet's rabies vaccination is kept current and you don't enter a high-rabies country. So, once the 21 days is complete, you can travel back and forth between countries as you like assuming it is an EU or rabies-controlled country and your pet has not traveled to a high-rabies country. A booster vaccination is given at the expiration of the rabies vaccination (yearly or every two or three years depending on the duration of the vaccine)
Posted on 2014-10-10 03:41:15.0
umit.sendilek
Hello, I have question regarding travelling with my ferret from North Cyprus to Berlin. She was born in the US. She is microchipped. Her last rabies shot was 2 years ago since there is no need on the island. We will be travelling in 2 months. I wonder which rules apply to us since we are living in North Cyprus. Is it OK if she gets rabies vaccine 21 days prior to travel? Thanks.
Posted on 2014-10-13 10:43:45.0
amev616
PetTravel A wee bit late to reply, but thanks for the detailed information.! I asked the vet about it and she told me similar thing, might do the other vaccinations in Berlin. :-)
Posted on 2014-10-14 01:29:13.0
PetTravel
Amé Von Kim Ame - get yourself an EU pet passport and have the shots recorded in that if they are done in Germany. Having an EU pet passport will help if you are traveling back and forth. However, if you get any shots in the US, they must be recorded on an Annex II form, not the EU pet passport.
Posted on 2014-10-14 03:57:02.0
PetTravel
Umit - Germany, like all other EU states, follows the regulations set forth in EU Regulation ([EC] No. 998 / 2003. In this regulation, Cyprus is included as an EU country. However, the UK does segregate the country and require that cats, dogs and ferrets have a titer test 3 months ahead of travel when entering the UK from Northern Cyprus. For your peace of mind, we would suggest contacting the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture in Germany. (info@verbraucherlotse.de)
Posted on 2014-10-14 04:21:39.0
amev616
PetTravel Ah, thanks.! But my kat will automatically get an EU passport I presume, since we went to the vet based in London. I booked an appointment for the passport on the 27th and my flight is booked on the 30th(the first day my kat can travel), the vet didn't say anything particular re: dates, but I assume it won't take too long to issue a passport.? Thanks for your help in advance.! RvA. ( I guess you saw my profile being located in Alaska, I keep certain things private on Facebook ;-) )
Posted on 2014-10-14 19:37:14.0
PetTravel
Amé Von Kim I did see your profile! Sorry I got confused. I answer so many questions... have a good trip!
Posted on 2014-10-15 02:24:16.0
amev616
PetTravel No worries, and again thanks a lot for your help(and good wishes).! :-)
Posted on 2014-10-15 03:19:17.0
Mr.and.mMrs.smith
question if dog is flying to US through Germany is titar test still required???
Posted on 2014-10-17 16:41:46.0
Mr.and.mMrs.smith
dog will be only in transit maybe 2 hours at the airport
Posted on 2014-10-17 16:49:46.0
Mr.and.mMrs.smith
Dog is traveling From Serbia ... with transit for 2 hours in Germany going to US to a rescue group
Posted on 2014-10-17 16:53:49.0
PetTravel
MajaandDavid Smith Majaand - as long as the dog is flying in and out of Germany on the same airline, then the airlines will transfer it from plane to plane. No titer test will be required.
Posted on 2014-10-19 02:01:53.0