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European Union (EU) Regulations for taking a pet dog, cat or ferret to the Netherlands from within the EU, from rabies free countries or from a country with a low incidence of rabies. New pet import regulations for the EU in effect on December 29, 2014.

The Netherlands 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 following 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 the Netherlands 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 the Netherlands 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 the Netherlands no sooner than 90  days after the date the blood was drawn and avoid quarantine. This step is not required unless entering the Netherlands from a high rabies country.
  4. If you or a legal representative are traveling within 5 days of your pet, an accredited veterinarian must then complete a bi-lingual Annex IV for the Netherlands within 10 days of entry for endorsement by the USDA or CFIA if traveling from the United States or Canada. If you are entering the Netherlands from another EU country, then have your veterinarian update an EU Blue Pet Passport for your pet..
  5. If you or a legal representative are not traveling within 5 days of your pet, an accredited veterinarian must then complete a bi-lingual Annex I for the Netherlands  within 48 hours of entry for endorsement by the USDA or CFIA if traveling from the United States or Canada. If you are entering the Netherlands from another EU country, then have your veterinarian update an EU Blue Pet Passport for your pet. See additional commercial transport rules below.
  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 passport for your dog, cat or ferret to enter the Netherlands.

Forms and Instructions for taking your pet to the Netherlands

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

Effective December 29, 2014: If your pet is entering the Netherlands 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:

Puppies and kittens:  Unvaccinated puppies and kittens are not permitted to enter the Netherlands. No sooner than 12 weeks of age, a microchip must be implanted and a rabies vaccination administered. There is a 21 day wait after the rabies vaccination before a puppy or kitten can travel to the Netherlands from a rabies-free or rabies-controlled country. A declaration is necessary stating that the animal stayed in the place in which it was born since birth without contact with wild animals likely to have been exposed to the infection. Puppies and kittens from high-rabies countries must wait 30 days after the rabies vaccination to have a Blood Titer Test and can enter the Netherlands 3 calendar months after the date the blood was taken for the test.

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 IV form), travel from a registered premesis, use a licensed transporter, register the transport on the TRACES system, and also enter the Netherlands through a Border Inspection Post (if you are traveling from outside of the EU).

Exporting Pets from the Netherlands: effective December 29, 2014, all dogs, cats and ferrets leaving the Netherlands 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 the Netherlands, 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 the Netherlands. 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 the Netherlands. 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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Posted on 2013-07-23 20:55:56.0
Can you take birds to the Netherlands
Posted on 2013-08-19 14:05:41.0
I purchased the Pet Passport from the Pet Travel Store. Once I receive that paperwork, do I take it to my vet and have them fill it out and sign off on it. He is leaving San Francisco Int'l and going to Amsterdam. Is there anything else that I will need to do?
Posted on 2013-10-02 23:25:11.0
I regret the late response. The pet passport should be complete.
Posted on 2014-01-01 16:01:59.0
do i need to go to the Dutch embassy in the philippines to ask for visa for my dog? to go to amsterdam
Posted on 2014-02-19 08:13:36.0
Hello Yin - because the EU considers the Philippines as a high rabies country, you will need to prepare in advance. If you are traveling to Amsterdam from the Philippines, you will need to have your vet microchip your pet, then vaccinate them for rabies (in that order). No sooner than 30 days after vaccination, a titer test is done. Assuming the results are within acceptable limits, your pet can enter Amsterdam 90 days after the date the blood was drawn. You will need an Annex II form for the Netherlands completed within 10 days of entering the country.
Posted on 2014-02-20 02:18:26.0
You can only import birds to the EU from rabies controlled countries ( They will go into quarantine for 30 days where they will be tested for avian influenza and Newcastle disease . They must arrive in a government sealed container after a flight less than 9 hours.
Posted on 2014-02-20 02:23:31.0
Hi, I am from Norway and would like to visit Amsterdam with my dogs, can you please let me know what needs to be done? :)
Posted on 2014-03-01 07:41:21.0
Hi, hope someone may assist!!! My cat is Italian and holds an EU Pet passport. Currently, we live in Kenya, yet we are planning to go back to USA within few months. Since the journey is quite long, I'd like to stop overnight in Amsterdam, so my cat can take a break. I was thinking to stay at one of the hotels at the airport (I guess I'll go through custom though). By this token, will it be consider importing my cat into the country even if I stop by less than 24h? Will she need the Blood titer test? Pls, help!
Posted on 2014-03-07 14:01:03.0
Hi Vanessa - yes, your kitty will need a titer test 1 month after rabies vaccination and 3 months prior to entering Amsterdam and once you have cleared customs, you have entered the country. The journey is long, but may be better to get to the US as there are no titer test requirements to enter the US.
Posted on 2014-03-08 17:33:12.0
PetTravel I know, the fact is that the journey is up to 34h and my cat wants her "facilities." So, I am worried that she could get some sort of bleed infection without urinating for so many hours! I'll think about...such a stress. :( If I understand well, since she got her last rabies shot yesterday and we may depart around August, the test should be done in May? Thanks for your help!!!!!
Posted on 2014-03-08 19:43:10.0
Vanessa M. Young Vanessa - you need to wait at least 30 days after the microchip and rabies vaccination before having the titer test. If the results are within limits, you can enter Amsterdam 3 months after the date the blood was drawn. That would be ok for your trip. Have you chosen your airline? Is it KLM?
Posted on 2014-03-10 03:25:07.0
PetTravel Fortunately, she already have a microchip. She traveled from Italy (when she was 3ys) to US, then Kenya. Now, we r going back to US. We'll be traveling with KLM, and I was thinking to put her in their Animal Hotel once in AMS. Sadly, they do not accept pets from privates but agencies. Ergo, she should travel as cargo.
Posted on 2014-03-10 06:35:27.0
Vanessa M. Young We have not heard anyone complain about KLM, only raves.
Posted on 2014-03-13 03:29:16.0
Hi, I am traveling with my persian cat from Canada to the Netherlands. Is the "bi-lingual Annex II for the Netherlands" The only document I require as "dutch Passport" or do I also need to fill out the APHIS7001-FORM? (please note I have two additional health certificate forms on hand, so it gets a little confusing. Please confirm the one that is needed. Thank you for the help
Posted on 2014-03-21 21:11:19.0
Hi Annelies - the APHIS7001 form is a US form. As you are leaving from Canada, you will need an International Health Certificate issued by Canadian Food Inspection Agency. This form needs to be endorsed by the CFIA within 10 days of travel.
Posted on 2014-03-22 19:47:29.0
Hi, I just want to be sure, does the Netherlands consider the US a country with a high or low incidence of rabies?
Posted on 2014-04-05 03:17:49.0
Hi Alison - the Netherlands considers the US a rabies controlled country (otherwise known as a non-EU listed country or low incidence of rabies country). A blood titer test is not required to enter the Netherlands when the originating country is the US.
Posted on 2014-04-07 04:43:47.0
Is Argentina a conuntry considered low or high risk for rabies? Thank you!
Posted on 2014-04-27 09:06:10.0
Ele - the EU considers Argentina a rabies-controlled or Third Country so a titer test would not be required.
Posted on 2014-04-29 03:13:35.0
What documents need for dog travel from NL to Russia by air? I'm interesting only document need for leave NL. About entry to Russia I know rules and other:) And If pup 2 month old? Nadya
Posted on 2014-05-06 17:21:46.0
To export your pet from the EU it should be microchipped, then vaccinated for rabies.
Posted on 2014-05-08 04:53:48.0
I want to travel end of august with my dog from Panama to the Netherlands. What is required and what is the order for doing so. How about this rabies controlled issue when it comes to Panama? I fly to Atlanta and than from Atlanta to Amsterdam, on the same day. Is that a problem??
Posted on 2014-06-03 22:53:28.0
Goh dat is een goede vraag. Daar komt volgens mij nog behoorlijk wat bij kijken. Kom je voor een tijdje op bezoek of wat zijn je plannen wat dit tripje betreft. Leuk-Leuk! Succes met de voorbereidingen! x
Posted on 2014-06-03 22:55:18.0
Yvette Ruyters misschien ook voor jou om in de gaten te houden met frankie.
Posted on 2014-06-04 02:19:10.0
Sigrid, ctc me, ik heb cargo klm gedaan
Posted on 2014-06-04 02:50:52.0
Bernie Verhoeven He Bernie, het geval is, dat ik voor mezelf al de vluchten geboekt heb. Ik vlieg met Delta Airlines van Panama City naar Atlanta en van Atlanta naar Amsterdam. Het zou een retourvlucht worden, maar ik heb besloten om er een enkele reis van te maken. Nu moet ik dus reserveringen voor mijn hond zien te realiseren op dezelfde vluchten. Ik zie je sowieso op vrijdag bij je expositie!
Posted on 2014-06-04 03:23:19.0
Djadi Loose Als het gaat om het vervoer van Nl. naar Panama, is het een heel ander verhaal!
Posted on 2014-06-04 03:24:05.0

Are there any banned breeds in the Netherlands? Could I bring a German Sheperd?
Posted on 2014-06-08 11:32:08.0
The Netherlands does not publish a list of banned breeds. Most other EU countries are very specific when it comes to this information, so you should be fine bringing your German Shepard to the Netherlands.
Posted on 2014-06-09 02:57:48.0
EU regulations specifically call for a 30 day quarantine in an approved facility in the Netherlands. Birds must also be captive bred birds, originate from rabies-controlled countries, negative results following a detection test for avian influenza and Newcastle disease virus carried out one to two weeks prior to their shipment, not have been vaccinated against avian influenza, be accompanied by an animal health certificate in accordance with the model set out in Annex III, be identified using either a leg-ring or a microchip which includes an an identification number appearing on the animal health certificate, and be transported in new containers bearing the identification number indicated on the animal health certificate. We cannot advise how these requirements can be avoided.
Posted on 2014-06-09 03:12:25.0
PetTravel How about Panama?? Is that a controlled rabies country, according to the Netherlands??
Posted on 2014-06-11 21:32:57.0
Sigrid - the EU considers Panama a high-rabies country. A blood titer test will be required.
Posted on 2014-06-13 04:02:04.0
PetTravel Oh, that is bad news! :-(
Posted on 2014-06-13 13:38:46.0
Sigrid Vernooij Very sorry... if you have someone at home that can transport your pet after the waiting period, it can travel unaccompanied.
Posted on 2014-06-13 14:16:16.0
PetTravel Thank you! Not going to travel within half a year. May get back to you!
Posted on 2014-06-13 23:38:09.0
Hello, I can't find Kenya on the Rabies list, is it a low or High incidence of Rabies country? Thank you.
Posted on 2014-06-14 09:40:04.0
Megan - Kenya is a high-rabies country according to the EU. Titer test is necessary...
Posted on 2014-06-16 03:05:00.0
Hi l will be flying from Phuket to Amsterdaam. Suzie has had her Rabies shots and boosters and another injection that he called a mixture. She will have her blood test done this week and l understand that there will be a two week wait for the results. l understand she will have to wait two months further before flying. Is this so? and why is this so please. She has been microchipped and seems quite healthy.
Posted on 2014-06-17 15:31:33.0
Sad. What else do they want? Terrorists have an easier way of getting on a plane than a dog who's has conformed to all the requirements. Crazy stupid.
Posted on 2014-06-17 15:47:45.0
The procedure is....
Posted on 2014-06-18 02:23:20.0
For dogs... 1) 1st Rabbies Shot, 1st Combine Shot, Microchip 1 day before vaccination 2) 2 weeks waiting 3) 2nd Rabbies Shot (Booster) 4) 2 weeks waiting 5) 2nd Combine Shot and Bloodsample antibodycheck Rabies European Labour 6) 90 days waiting from date of bloodsample - 2 weeks after bloodsample result by email / 4 weeks after bloddsample result by postal mail 7) 10 days before leaving appointment Vet Airport for export documents 8) pick up export documents. Any further questions, contact me, please.
Posted on 2014-06-18 02:23:25.0
Diana Koester thankyou so much l have you on FB as well. Now to get her to use her cage.
Posted on 2014-06-18 03:43:17.0
Joyce - there is a 30 day wait period (not including the day of the vet visit) between the vaccination and the titer test. The reason for this is to let the antibodies build up in your dog's blood so the test will show ammunity. The EU is pretty sticky on this wait period. As for the 90 day wait, we can't really answer that except the wait used to be 6 months and they cut it in half. Certainly progress...
Posted on 2014-06-18 03:57:18.0
can i fly my dogs to Amsterdam from canada as checked baggage and not as cargo, i know that uk dose not allow dogs as checked baggage ,only as cargo, we have been quoted 4000 dollars for cargo but as checked excess baggage to Amsterdam is around 400 dollars big difference! we have spoken to defra in uk and have obtained all the correct inoculations ect for entry in to the uk and reading through holland is the same as uk
Posted on 2014-06-23 23:02:06.0
Antony - you can fly your pets from Canada to Amsterdam as checked baggage. DEFRA governs import requirements to the UK and the rest of the EU do not have the manifest cargo requirement.
Posted on 2014-06-25 03:45:04.0
Hi, I am bringing two dogs from Nicaragua, one of them is a cross breed -of Shar Pei and Pit bull. Will he be allowed into the Country due to having some Pit bull blood?
Posted on 2014-07-13 09:41:04.0
Also, I was wondering if the rabies titer test is required for Nicaragua and will the dogs need an EU pet passport if not coming from another Country in the EU?
Posted on 2014-07-13 09:44:59.0
Catherine - if you are bringing your dogs from Nicaragua to the Netherlands, a titer test is required. The dogs will enter the Netherlands with an Annex II form. They can get an EU passport once in the EU..
Posted on 2014-07-21 03:45:02.0
The Netherlands does not publish a list of banned breeds. Your veterinarian should like your pet as a "mixed breed" on the Annex II.
Posted on 2014-07-21 03:55:16.0
This is a wonderful site, keep up the good work.
Posted on 2014-07-29 09:34:47.0
Thanks, Markus. We appreciate your comments.
Posted on 2014-08-01 04:27:04.0
Hi I'm travelling with 2 dogs from Singapore to Netherlands, would you be able to advise if Singapore is considered a rabies free country ?
Posted on 2014-08-01 15:31:07.0
Rachel - Singapore is considered to be a rabies-controlled country. (or non-EU listed country). No titer test is required. Only microchip, vaccinate for rabies, then 21 days wait.
Posted on 2014-08-02 02:30:16.0

Hello, I'm bringing my 10 weeks old puppy to the Netherland but does he has to have an Europeaan paspoort to enter the netherlands?
Posted on 2014-08-15 04:37:15.0
Vanessa - if you are entering the Netherlands from another EU country, it will need to be microchipped and accompanied by an EU pet passport. If you are entering from a rabies controlled country, then it will need a microchip and an Annex II form for the Netherlands.
Posted on 2014-08-16 20:22:10.0
Hi, great site! We may be moving from Israel to Holland in January and want to bring our two cats. Does The Netherlands see Israel as a country that requires the blood titer test, or (does Israel) require the Annex II For The Netherlands form to be filled out on arrival?
Posted on 2014-08-17 13:01:27.0
Selah - unfortunately, Israel is not on the EU list as a third country which will mean that a titer test is required. You will need to have your cats microchipped, then vaccinated for rabies (in that order) wait a minimum of 30 days, then have the titer test. The Annex II form for the Netherlands must be completed within 10 days of travel to the Netherlands.
Posted on 2014-08-19 01:36:46.0

Hi, I will be bringing a cat from Bucharest,Romania to Toronto, Canada but I am flying KLM and therefore, will connect in Amsterdam. Canada only requires the rabies vaccination for the cat. What rules would apply in this case since the Netherlands is not the destination country?
Posted on 2014-08-26 22:13:50.0
when you say 'necessary' vaccinations ? may I know the disease that the dog has to be vaccines against if travelling from Singapore to Amsterdam ?
Posted on 2014-09-02 19:14:28.0
Rachael - EU regulations require vaccination against rabies. They must be microchipped prior to the vaccination.
Posted on 2014-09-04 03:56:46.0
Julia - if you are flying in and out of Amsterdam on KLM then you should just transit through Amsterdam. If your cat is traveling in the hold as checked baggage, the layover should be around 2 hours and KLM will transfer your kitty. If your kitty is traveling in the cabin with you, then stay in the terminal and do not clear customs. Of course, if your cat is microchipped and vaccinated (which it should be) and you are traveling with an EU passport, you could enter the Netherlands if you chose.
Posted on 2014-09-04 04:01:36.0
any deadline for flea and worming tablets if treated
Posted on 2014-09-26 18:47:51.0
Lee - tapeworm treatment is not a requirement of the Netherlands. (UK, Norway and Finland)
Posted on 2014-09-27 17:26:19.0
No titer test required for pets entering the Netherlands from Australia.
Posted on 2014-09-27 17:27:13.0
I'm bringing 2 dogs from the USA to The Netherlands. I don't see the USA on either rabies-list. Is titer test required for dogs entering The Netherlands from the USA?
Posted on 2014-10-08 18:50:24.0
Travelling to Holland with our dog. He has a valid passport . Does he need a worm course a certain numbers of hours before we leave or have the rules changed
Posted on 2014-10-14 22:16:10.0
Jon - the Netherlands do not require a tapeworm test. Your dog will need an Annex II form completed within 10 days of travel. Not sure where you are traveling to the Netherlands from, but a titer test could also be required if you are traveling from a high-rabies country.
Posted on 2014-10-17 02:42:17.0
Hello We are traveling from high-rabies country to Amsterdam. our dog has: 1.Health certificate 2.Microchip 3.Rabies vaccination on 1/6/2014 -Date of blood sampling on 15/9/2014 -Blood test result on 13/10/2014 I read that we should wait for 3 month before travel and the fact is we should travel on 15/11/2014 and the vet didn't tell that! is there any solutions? and what would happen? Thanks
Posted on 2014-10-17 05:23:08.0
Hi can I bring a parrot from Kuwait to the Netherlands .
Posted on 2014-10-17 08:40:56.0
Thanks for the answer. Went to the Vets. All sorted. He already has a passport just needed a top up
Posted on 2014-10-17 20:11:53.0
Anas - you will need to contact the Ministry of Agriculture to see if quarantine facilities are available for the balance of the 90 day wait. Otherwise, you can bring your pet over to Amsterdam after the 90 day wait has expired.
Posted on 2014-10-19 02:57:08.0
Thank for the answer .. Actually, I don't know where should I leave her for one month :(
Posted on 2014-10-19 04:02:44.0
Anas Sh Are there not any kennels where you live? You could contact a licensed pet transporter and inquire. What country are you located in?
Posted on 2014-10-19 12:50:47.0
I live in Netherlands.. my wife is traveling from Syria via Turkey and that why they can't wait according to the situation! do you think we can find a kennel in Istanbul? Thank you.
Posted on 2014-10-19 13:03:51.0
Anas Sh Anas - try going to and find a licensed agent in Istanbul. You will need to have someone take your dog to the vet within 10 days of travel to complete the Annex II form anyway. On you can search for a pet shipper by country. The contact info is there.
Posted on 2014-10-19 14:10:19.0
Cynthia - the Netherlands regulations for importing birds do not include high-rabies countries. This is consistent throughout the EU. Birds are only permitted from EU or rabies-controlled countries.
Posted on 2014-10-19 19:09:04.0
Thank you so much.
Posted on 2014-10-19 19:26:57.0

Hi, We want to bring our pets from Canada as carry on luggage, which we can't do into the UK. We found an airline that does this into the Netherlands. Then from Amsterdam we will go to the UK. Can we do this? Is there any extra steps we need to be aware of? Thanks!
Posted on 2014-10-19 20:35:10.0
Hello Susan - the EU considers the US as a rabie-controlled country. The titer test is not required.
Posted on 2014-10-20 15:12:04.0
Hi there. We are trying to bring 2 cats from Saudi Arabia to Amsterdam. It seems Saudi is a 'third country' but I'm getting confused. Will they need a rabies vaccine and titer test? Also, thru are half Persian with relatively flat noses. Would travelling in cabin be best for them? Many thanks
Posted on 2014-10-21 20:12:11.0
Kerry - unfortunately, Saudi Arabia is not considered to be a Third Country by the EU. This means that the process is as follows: Microchip, rabies vaccination, 30 day wait, titer test, 90 day wait. You can find the requirements for entering the Netherlands from a high-rabies country here: As for your second question, it is always better to transport your pets in the cabin, especially when they are snub nosed.
Posted on 2014-10-22 14:51:12.0
Thanks so much
Posted on 2014-10-22 16:39:54.0
I have heard that there will be a rule change in January to eliminate this statement: "Animals under the age of 3 months from rabies-free and rabies-controlled countries can enter the Netherlands without a rabies vaccination. A declaration of the owner that the animal stayed in the place in which it was born since birth without contact with wild animals likely to have been exposed to the infection". Can you confirm this? This affects plans that are being made now for a February puppy transport from America
Posted on 2014-10-27 19:18:36.0
Hi, I would like to bring my cat from South Korea to the UK. The plan is to go via Amsterdam so I can bring him in to the UK via ferry instead of having to bring him as cargo to the UK. He has: - Microchip inside - Rabies vaccination - EU certified blood sample - Three months waiting time after blood sample Do you know if this is enough for the Netherlands? Will it be enough for travelling to the UK or do I need to do more checks or quarantine or pet passport in the Netherlands before taking him on a ferry to the UK? Thank you so much for your great site!
Posted on 2014-10-29 08:16:38.0
Cindy - there are several changes at play here involving puppies. The first is that puppies cannot be given rabies vaccinations prior to 3 months. The other rule change involves pets traveling without owners. If you are shipping a pet unaccompanied with the intent of transferring ownership, then a whole new set of rules apply. If you, as the owner is accompanying the pet, then the destination EU country sets the rules on whether un-vaccinated pets can enter. If you are traveling with your puppy, then we would need to research regulations for the Netherlands as to whether their rules have changed in that regard. Hopefully, this is clear.
Posted on 2014-10-30 00:31:29.0
Misun - as long as the microchip was implanted BEFORE the the rabies vaccination, then all you will need is an Annex II form for the Netherlands. Your vet will complete this form within 10 days of entry to the Netherlands. The Annex II form for the Netherlands will also be acceptable for entering the UK. It is good for 4 months.
Posted on 2014-10-30 00:33:56.0
I want to have my 3 rabbits with me for my 3 months stay in the netherlands i will travel from my own country United States (america) where can i find more info?
Posted on 2014-10-30 21:08:36.0
Hi, I want to fly my medium sized dog from Hong Kong to Amsterdam and then travel via car back to the U.K. She is 1 year now so will be 2 by the time she flies, she is fully vaccinated - I will give her annual boosters in 6 months- and she has a micro chip, license and rabies jab all completed 6 months ago. The rabies jab and micro chip were done at the same vet visit. Do I need to update the rabies jab before I fly? Hong Kong is a low incidence country so I don't need the blood test right? Do I need to add an additional European micro chip? And what additional things do I need to do to enter the UK? Probably on a car ferry. Thanks so much!
Posted on 2014-10-31 05:10:15.0
Sophia - as long as your dog has been vaccinated after the chip was implanted, you are fine to do both on the same vet visit. Your pet's chip should be 15 digits and ISO compliant. You will need an Annex II form for the UK completed within 10 days of travel and a tapeworm treatment completed by your veterinarian within one and five days of entry. No blood test is required. Your pet can take a pet friendly ferry like Stena Line into the UK from Amsterdam. It will take a bit longer, but will avoid the cargo requirement when flying into the UK.
Posted on 2014-11-03 01:53:12.0
PetTravel Thank you for lovely answers! i have two more question if i go to paris instead of Amsterdam and all regulation are same as u said? and All EU country has different Annex ll form? Thank you
Posted on 2014-11-03 06:39:32.0
Hi Pet Travel, Would I need an actual 'pet passport' for my dogs if I already have the following: 1. State Vet Certificate 2. Titre Rabies Test Reports 3. Vaccination booklists from birth that includes the required rabies vaccinations, prior to the titre rabies test 4. Proof of microchips They are travelling from South Africa to the Netherlands. 4 x Shiba Inus. Thanks, Janine
Posted on 2014-11-05 09:35:18.0
Hi. I am currently living in the Netherlands with my cats for two years already. Nevertheless I brought my cats from another EU country and on the day of the arrival I did not see any customs at the airport and just entered without stamping their passports or declare them. Was this necessary? And if so will I now have problems if I want to travel back and forth with them? They were chipped and had rabies vaccination prior to enter the Netherlands though. Also, do you know if they have to go through X-Ray machine to travel with me in the cabbin or can I just hold them with me, out of their carrier, while I pass the detection arch? thank you.
Posted on 2014-11-08 12:17:11.0
Cat Cat - if you are looking to travel within the EU, just get an EU pet passport for your cats. Have the microchip and rabies information recorded in the passport and you are good to go in the EU. At the airport, you will need to remove your cats from their carriers so that officials can pass the carriers through the x-ray machine. If your cats are feisty in strange places, then request a room. You will need a bit of extra time to do this, but may be a better solution for your cat. Just depends on their personality.
Posted on 2014-11-11 03:25:35.0
Janine - you will need an Annex II form for the Netherlands completed by your veterinarian within 10 days of travel. The titer test must have been administered no sooner than 30 days after the first rabies vaccination after the microchip was implanted and more than 90 days prior to import to the Netherlands.
Posted on 2014-11-11 03:28:41.0
I am planning to travel from Chile eto the Netherlands with two cats. I suppose they need a microship and do I need to get two pasports for them? What else important I should know to prepare well the trip. Thanks in advance
Posted on 2014-11-11 13:25:50.0
Fabian - The EU does not prohibit the import of pet rabbits and nothing other than a certificate of good health (Annex II form for the Netherlands) is required.
Posted on 2014-11-11 13:36:07.0
Misun Ko The regulations to go to France are the same as the Netherlands for dogs, cats and ferrets (unless they are puppies or kittens) except the form is different. The form in the link you provided is an Annex I form and is used for more than 5 pets are traveling or the transport involves a change of ownership.
Posted on 2014-11-11 13:40:21.0
Hi there, if immigrating from South Africa to the Netherlands with 5 dogs, what are the rules?
Posted on 2014-11-11 15:37:07.0
Hello, Since South Africa is categorized as a country with a high incidence of rabies by the EU, your dogs would have to undergo a blood titration test three months in advance of travel. The total process will take four months to complete since the dogs will need to have 15-digit microchip implanted, then be vaccinated against rabies and wait 30 days before the blood titer test (FAVN test) can begin. You can find the forms and full set of instructions to guide you the process in our pet passport set for the Netherlands:
Posted on 2014-11-13 19:09:47.0

Hello! I live in Kuwait in the Gulf. I will take my pet cat in the cabin on KLM to Amsterdam because she gets extremely nervous when left alone. Then I need to get her to an airport in the UK approved for pet import. Due to Uk rules she MUST go into the cargo hold to enter the UK. Can you please advise me how many hours should I allow to pass thru Schiphol and have the pet cleared for cargo. Can this be done if we are both in transit? Or must I land myself? Can I spend a few nights with my cat in Holland to allow her to adjust before she goes to the UK in the cargo? Thank you for your kind advice.
Posted on 2014-11-17 18:50:09.0