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Pet Passport Croatia

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European Union (EU) Regulations for taking a pet dog, cat or ferret to Croatia 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.

Croatia 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 Croatia 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 Croatia 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 Croatia no sooner than 90 days after the date the blood was drawn and avoid quarantine. This step is not required unless entering Croatia from a high rabies country.
     
  4. Within 10 days of travel, an accredited veterinarian must then complete the bi-lingual Annex II for Croatia for endorsement by the USDA or CFIA if traveling from the United States or Canada. If you are entering Croatia 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 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 Croatia.

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**Once you have entered Croatia, 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 Croatia 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:

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 Croatia through a Border Inspection Post (if you are traveling from outside of the EU).

Dangerous Dogs: All bull terrier-type dogs: Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Bull Terrier and Miniature Bull Terrier which do not possess a pedigree issued by the Kennel Club of one of the member countries of the International Canine Organizations (FCI) are considered to be dangerous dogs.They must be neutered and muzzled when in public.

Also note that the transit, entry and temporary stay on the Croatian territory is forbidden for all the bull-type terriers not registered with the FCI, and also for all their hybrids (cross bred) types.

Puppies and Kittens: Rabies vaccinations can not be administered prior to 3 months of age. Animals entering from EU countries, or countries outside the EU that are considered low-risk, that are under three months of age and have not been vaccinated can be imported into the territory of the Republic of Croatia if the owner or their representative holds a valid passport or certificate and if the animals have been living in the same place since birth and have not been in contact with wild animals which may have been exposed to infections, or are travelling with their mother on whom they are still dependent.

Exporting Pets from Croatia effective December 29, 2014, all dogs, cats and ferrets leaving Croatia 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 Croatia, 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 Croatia. 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 Croatia. 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.

The information published here is a guideline for pet owners importing their pet to Croatia. Further detail on import permits (if applicable), costs, tests and procedures are available at minimal cost at PetTravelStore.com if you need them. We also stock all the equipment and accessories you will need for traveling with your pet. Same day shipping until 4:00 PM EST.

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piva007
In Croatia, we do NOT have banned breeds, just breeds that are considered to be dangerous (staffie, pits and their mixes). If you want to own a "dangerous breed" in Croatia, you have to neuter them, get the licence for owning a dangerous breed, and thats pretty much everything. And, you have to walk them with a mussle, but no one will really give you a hard time for the dog is on the leash. also, you CAN enter Croatia with those dogs.
Posted on 2014-08-01 12:08:02.0
PetTravel
Mali - thanks very much for your comments. The information was as stated here. http://www.mps.hr/default.aspx?id=9416 We appreciate your clarification.
Posted on 2014-08-04 03:30:36.0
ruthmalanridgway
I am from Herceg Novi in Montenegro and I would like to know if there is a pet transport service from Zagreb Airport to either Split or Dubrovnik please?
Posted on 2014-08-28 12:52:13.0
PetTravel
Hi Ruth - try IPATA.org. They are an international organization of licensed pet transporters. You can search for a transporter by country.
Posted on 2014-08-31 15:57:34.0