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Pet Passport Croatia

Dog Passport Croatia

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.

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.  ISO 11784/11785 compliant 15 digit pet microchip. 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 dog, cat or ferret has been vaccinated before it was fitted with a microchip, it will have to be vaccinated again after the microchip is implanted.
     
  3. For pets entering Croatia 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 Croatia 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 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 not traveling from either of these countries, endorsement is not required unless your country mandates it.
     
  5. A copy of the Rabies Certificate and Blood Titer Test should also be included for endorsement(if applicable).

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

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

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: 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 accompanier 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.

When entering Croatia for commercial purposes such as breeding or sale, pets require additional forms and different rules apply.

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.

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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