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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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Pet Passport Belgium

Dog Passport Belgium

European Union (EU) regulations for taking a pet dog or cat to Belgium from within the EU, from a rabies free country or from a country with a low incidence of rabies.

Belgium 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 the order given:

  1. Your cat, dog or ferret must have an ISO pet microchip inserted. If your pet's microchip is not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, you can bring your own microchip scanner.
  2. 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 pet has been vaccinated before it was fitted with a microchip, it will have to be vaccinated again after the microchip is implanted.
  3. For pets entering Belgium from a country with a high incidence of rabies, a Blood Titer Test administered no sooner than one month after rabies vaccination. (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 Belgium 90 days after the date the blood was drawn and avoid quarantine. The titer test results must be endorsed by the Govermental Authority from your country. This step is not required unless entering Belgium from a high rabies country.
  4. A USDA (or CFIA) accredited veterinarian must then complete the bi-lingual Annex II for Belgium 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.
  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 Belgium.

Dog Passport Belgium

*After the first vaccination and waiting period, you can enter Belgium whenever you like as long as booster vaccinations are given on time and you continue to meet the other entry requirements.

Puppies and Kittens: Unvaccinated puppies or kittens less than 3 months of age may not enter Belgium unless they were born and remained in the following countries: Andorra, Austria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Lichtenstein, Monaco, Malta, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands or the United Kingdom. Additionally, the owner must present a signed statement attesting that the animal has never left its place of birth and has never been in contact with animals potentially infected with rabies.

Your dog or cat, when entering Belgium for commercial purposes like breeding, rescue or resale, require additional forms and different rules apply.

Returning to Belgium: If you are planning to take your pet on a trip to a country with a high incidence of rabies and returning to Belgium, your vet will need to 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 Belgium. 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 Belgium. 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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I have a question and want to be sure. I am leaving on jully 25 , the dog will be 8 weeks and can't have the rabbie vaccin because he need to have 12 weekds! Can I still go to belgiumwith my dog, thank you.
Posted on 2013-06-25 22:15:33.0
Posted on 2013-06-25 22:15:58.0

It is very complicated to enter any EU country without a microchip, then full rabies vaccination at least 21 days prior to entering.
Posted on 2013-07-17 03:03:03.0
Please HELP ME,I have a question: do you know i pets express you?Because he have cheated me!!
Posted on 2013-09-25 13:43:17.0
Do you know Mr Vetiealeh,directeur of your enterprise??
Posted on 2013-09-25 13:44:14.0
Hi, we have a puppy which will be 8 weeks old, is it allowed to enter Belgium without a rabies injection as it is so young? It will be microchipped. thank you
Posted on 2013-10-01 13:33:19.0
PS we are travelling from another EU country (Tenerife, Spain)
Posted on 2013-10-01 13:34:06.0
At this time, it is not advised to bring an unvaccinated puppy into the EU. We understand those rules will be changing in 12/2014.
Posted on 2013-10-26 04:03:08.0
We are similar to the comment below in that we have an 8 week puppy that we would like to bring to Belgium, it is fully vaccinated, microchipped and has its passport, does she require a rabies jab to enter Belgium if she is coming from the UK which is a no risk country with regards to rabies. I have spoken to vets in Belgium but they only know in regards to leaving the country.
Posted on 2014-01-30 16:31:05.0
If you are traveling with your pet and it will have a clinical examination and it is coming from the UK which is considered rabies free by the OIE, Belgium should permit it. However, you must present a signed statement attesting that the puppy has never left its place of birth and has never been in contact with animals potentially infected with rabies. If you have the mother's papers proving her rabies vaccination, that would also be helpful.
Posted on 2014-01-31 04:06:13.0
I'm thinking of doing a trip leaving from Canada in over a month with my pet, going to belgium then on to the nederlands for about a month and a half, before I head back to belgium. My dog has been vaccinnated recently but I think he only has a tattoo not a microchip. Would I be able to bring my dog with me on the plane? What are the possible problems I'll run into by bringing him with me?
Posted on 2014-02-05 03:04:42.0
We would like to buy a puppy when we are over in the UK in March 2014. She would be eight weeks old. She would never have been in contact with other dogs, other than her parents and littermates. We are sailing from Hull to Zebrugge. If she has a passport, first vaccination and a declaration from the breeder that she's not been in contact with other dogs will that be enough? If so, would she need a microchip. There is no way the puppy could be carrying rabies as she hasn't been in contact with other dogs. We would obviously have her vaccinated at 12 weeks. The breeder's wife regularly transports puppies at 8 weeks, without a rabies vaccination. She gives a passport and a breeders declaration. It's always enough. Thank you very much.
Posted on 2014-02-05 20:04:01.0
Alia - You can bring your pet with you. Your pet's tatoo must have been applied prior to July 2, 2011 and be clear and easy to read. If this is not the case, it is easy enough to have your dog microchipped, then vaccinated for rabies. If your dog's vaccination was current previous to the chip insertion, you will not need to wait the 21 day waiting period, but your pet will still need to be revaccinated after the chip was inserted. You will need an Annex II form for Belgium issued by an accredited vet within 10 days of travel for endorsement by the CFIA in Canada. Traveling to the Netherlands by air if will warrant a visit to a vet in Belgium to fill out an Annex II for the Netherlands within 10 days of entry.
Posted on 2014-02-06 02:50:36.0
Hi, I was wondering if you could help me. We are planning to travel from the Czech Republic to Wales in July 2014 and since the journey takes us two days, we were thinking about travelling through Belgium (and actually staying overnight). We have a 1,4 year old border terrier - he has a microchip, he was vaccinated against rabies (and since it is a Nobivac vaccination, it is valid to 2016), he will be treated for Echinococcus and he has a Pet Passport (the one European Union requires). Just to make sure, do we meet all the criteria and can we go to Belgium? Also, do we need to revaccinate our dog against rabies (he was vaccinated 13/05/2013) even if it is valid to 2016? Are there any other extra requirements that we need to look to? Thank you very much for your kind help. Kind Regards, Tomas Mateju
Posted on 2014-03-09 09:58:40.0
Hello Saskia - your puppy need to be identified with a microchip. According to Belgium regulations: "Animals less than 3 months of age, originating from another Member State, and that are not vaccinated against rabies are not allowed to enter Belgium, unless they come from a rabies free country mentioned in the list below. However, the owner must present a signed statement attesting that the animal has never left its place of birth and has never been in contact with animals potentially infected with rabies." As the UK is in the list, you should be fine entering Belgium without the rabies vaccination. Your puppy should be issued an EU pet passport prior to leaving the UK.
Posted on 2014-03-10 02:35:11.0
Hi Thomas - as long as the rabies vaccination was administered AFTER the microchip was implanted, and your pet has an EU passport that was updated within 10 days of travel, you should be fine entering Belgium. The EU does recognize the 3 year rabies vaccination. You can check with the cargo division of your airlines to be sure they will accept the EU pet passport or will require a separate health certificate.
Posted on 2014-03-16 16:07:34.0
Mino - this is a scam. Sorry...
Posted on 2014-03-16 16:08:05.0
PetTravel Thanks so much for your reply. Yes, our dog was vaccinated against rabies after the microchip was implanted, so I believe all should be fine. Thanks again :-)
Posted on 2014-03-16 21:42:18.0
Planning to travel with our cat from Canada to Belgium. What do i need to do? Thanks.
Posted on 2014-05-13 17:13:52.0
The requirements for taking a pet from Canada to Belgium are posted here: Your pet will need a 15 digit microchip, then a rabies vaccination (in that order). You can enter Belgium 21 days after the vaccination (not counting the day at the vet). You will need an Annex II form for Belgium completed within 10 days of travel. You can find links to instructions and all forms required at the link above.
Posted on 2014-05-14 03:31:26.0
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Posted on 2014-06-01 13:23:05.0
Four days ago you calked me on. The phone to ask to borrow the motorhome. And what i did was. Steal facebook blocked so i coul not locate and lock me in your wathsap ,so you have made me a fraud money without money you made me sopend on painting full audi came out 1300 euros but the itv of the motorhome that i pay ,but all electronic internal arrangements did not work because nothing... worst of all,the day he asked me to go camoing ride i inform him we would do the transfer the first days of seotember , to which you answered me dear friend do not worry theren`s no hurry for that ....hugs and short you are a cheat and if i do not return the euro 2360 here monday i will report it to the police an they already have all your data .....please contac me to provid my acount number ,you have my phone ...better di it for the good of all ,and instead of protecting touchpoint to pay many dogs took and whatv is not ..yours
Posted on 2014-06-01 13:26:17.0
Dear scammer. You do not have is shame ,we had a deal in which he sold you your autocaravana me me and l gave himva monthly amount monthly for ir whihout specifying the amount.sice l had it clear that not all months i was not going to pay the same amount because not every month earned the same salary, to which you replied that there was no month asked me if i changed my audi years 2001 for your autocaravan .that debt would be paid off, because i had given him before euro 2300.
Posted on 2014-06-01 13:29:09.0
Hi I need urgent help I have fulfilled all the requirements except from the 3 months after the rabies test, could it cause a quarentine for my dog? I need to travel for a job earlier.
Posted on 2014-07-03 18:57:53.0
Maria - where are you going with your pet? If you are going to the UK, then your pet will be quarantined for the balance of time it takes to fulfil the 90 day requirement.
Posted on 2014-07-11 03:08:38.0
Hey, I am travelling from Bolivia to Belgium and I went to the Air Europa office and there they couldn't give me any information on how to travel with my dog. They send me to a bolivian institution, but I don't really trust it. Should I follow the policies of the website or the policies of the bolivian office?
Posted on 2014-09-15 18:27:56.0
Openid - what country are you entering Belgium from? No import permit required unless you intend to transfer ownership, but a titer test may be required which will hold up the import a bit.
Posted on 2014-09-16 05:00:11.0