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

Hungary 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 Hungary 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 Hungary 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. Within 10 days of travel, an accredited veterinarian must then complete the bi-lingual Annex II for Hungary for endorsement by the USDA or CFIA if traveling from the United States or Canada. If you are entering Hungary 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 Hungary.

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**Once your pet has entered Hungary, 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 Hungary 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:

Entry Points: pets can enter Hungary by air at Budapest, Debrecen and Sármellék Airports.

Puppies and Kittens: Rabies vaccinations cannot be administered prior to 12 weeks of age. Unvaccinated puppies and kittens under 3 months old may enter Hungary from another EU Member State accompanied by a passport and have stayed in the place in which they were born since birth without contact with wild animals likely to have been exposed to the infection or are accompanied by their mothers on whom they are still dependent.

Hungary only authorise the non-commercial movement of dogs/cats/ferrets under three months old, and therefore unvaccinated against rabies, if your pet is accompanied by an approved health cerificate (numbered 02/16/1/2008).

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

Exporting Pets from Hungary: effective December 29, 2014, all dogs, cats and ferrets leaving Hungary 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 Hungary, 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 Hungary. 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 Hungary. 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 Hungary. Further detail on import permits (if applicable), costs, tests and procedures are available at minimal cost at 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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Hi! I am thinking about taking my cats from Mexico to Hungary. I don't know if Mexico is considered a "high rabies conutry". How do I know which laboratories are approved? Thank you!
Posted on 2014-04-10 18:55:58.0
Hello Veronika - Mexico is considered by the EU to be a rabies controlled country which means your cat will need a microchip, then rabies vaccination (in that order) at least 21 days prior to entering Hungary. You will also need an Annex II form for Hungary completed within 10 days of travel. You can refer to the details here (there is also a link to instructions and forms if you need them,):
Posted on 2014-04-12 22:51:51.0
veronica, where are you living now? I am in San Miguel de Allende, considering taking one small dog to Hungary.
Posted on 2014-05-02 14:44:50.0
Hi!! I ll be travelling to szedeg next week and Budapest from Italy. I already found pet friendly hotels thanks to your indications. Now I d like to ask if it s allowed to enter public places such as cafe, shops and supermarkets. What is prohibited? Compliments for the beautiful website!
Posted on 2014-05-02 16:16:55.0
Since I ll be travelling full time with my dog, I d like to see and enjoy the places and be with my small friend. Entering shops and all the public services will help a lot.
Posted on 2014-05-02 17:04:58.0
Budapest is pretty pet friendly. Pets are permitted on public transport although required to be in a carrier and sometimes muzzled. There are designated dog parks where dogs can run free, but otherwise they must be on a leash. They are not allowed inside restaurants, but there are many with outside seating where pets are welcomed.
Posted on 2014-05-04 01:41:30.0
Hi Kimberly! I am in Mexico City! And taking my 2 cats is kind of complicated, because it's only 1 pet/person! Are u going to live in Hungary?
Posted on 2014-05-05 17:52:24.0
Hello- my family is relocating to Hungary from the United States. We would like to bring our two lovely guinea pigs. Am I right to understand that we do not need a pet passport?
Posted on 2014-05-20 21:26:26.0
Melissa - you will need to accompany your guines pig and complete a health certificate found here: The airlines may also require proof of a heath certificate.
Posted on 2014-05-22 03:24:42.0
Hi! Thank you for your previous answer! An other question: can I take my cats to Hungary as checked baggage or they have to enter as manifest cargo? Thank you!
Posted on 2014-05-29 20:51:51.0
Hi, Im moving my cat to Hungary from the United States in December. We just did the yearly vaccinations. Do I need to get him the rabies vaccination again before the trip, or should the one we just got be ok?
Posted on 2014-05-30 14:03:17.0
Agi - you need to have your pet microchipped, then vaccinated for rabies (in that order) at least 21 days prior to entering Hungary. You will need an Annex II form filled out by your vet within 10 days of entry. You can find details here:
Posted on 2014-06-12 04:27:23.0
Checked baggage is fine as long as your airline allows it.
Posted on 2014-06-12 04:28:08.0
Hi, Im driving from the UK to Hungary and taking my dog with me. He has had his passport done and he's been given the rabies vaccination but not sure if he needs a health check as well before we travel. Thank you
Posted on 2014-08-11 17:21:43.0
I have a 15 lb shih tzu that usually travels in cabin with me. Can she do this to Hungary? Or does she have to fly down below?
Posted on 2014-08-11 18:01:38.0
Carissa - Hungary does not require that pets enter as cargo. Your pet can fly to Hungary in the cabin as long as your cat conforms to the airline's policies. You will need to find a carrier that she can stand up and turn around in and ask if there is a weight limitation on international flights.
Posted on 2014-08-15 02:18:00.0
Viktoria - you did not mention a microchip. Your pet will need to be vaccinated for rabies AFTER it is microchipped. As long as this has happened, your pet can travel all over the EU with an EU pet passport that reflects the details of vaccination and microchipping. Health check is never a bad idea but not required with updated passport.
Posted on 2014-08-15 02:20:54.0
Thank you!
Posted on 2014-08-16 05:10:16.0
Hello! I am going to be moving to Hungary from the US at the end of September with my little beagle Finn. In regards to the rabies vaccination...he was given the 3 year rabies vaccine, expiring in August 2016. Do I need to get him revaccinated 21 days before our departure? Or is the Rabies Vaccine Certificate enough? Along with the Annex II obviously. Thank in advance!
Posted on 2014-08-27 22:08:53.0
Hi Sigourney - the EU does recognize the 3 year rabies vaccine as long as it was administered AFTER a 15 digit ISO compliant microchip was implanted.
Posted on 2014-08-28 03:01:08.0
Hello i bought a bird from Hungary I have a resident permit from there and I'm studying there.For holiday i brought my budgerigar from Hungary to Turkey.They gave me a paper from Hungary government office which explains she can travel with me she is healthy etc.Now next week I'm coming back to Hungary from Turkey.But turkey agriculture ministry doesn't have any procedure for birds anybody doesn't know what to do.What should i take as a document while I'm traveling with her ? is only normal veterinarian health report enough for it ?
Posted on 2014-08-28 18:30:37.0
Ilknur - the movement of pet birds accompanying their owners into Hungary is regulated by 2007/25/EC Commission Decision. These regulations cover birds entering Hungary from other EU countries, and those listed in Annex II, parts A, B, and C of REGULATION (EC) No 998/2003 which are rabies-controlled countries. Unfortunately, Turkey is not listed as a rabies-controlled country.
Posted on 2014-09-04 02:40:23.0
Is this particular package good to cover two (2) dogs or just one (1)
Posted on 2014-09-04 19:41:58.0
Hi Hedi - are you referring to the pet passport package here? If so, you can be duplicated to serve 2 dogs. Sorry if we have not understood your question.
Posted on 2014-09-11 01:32:59.0
I have recieved a french bulldog from Victory Bulldogs and it was imported from Hungary....................i purchased the puppy Dec. 2013 and i was just e-mailed a scanned copy of supposedly her pedigree.her registered name and number is not on it.the microchip does this what is needed to get my dog CKC registerd.
Posted on 2014-09-11 23:12:07.0
I would like to bring a puppy from UK to Hungary in December. We will be travelling by car. What are the regulations on bringing the puppy in the country. The puppy will be from my sister, not a dog breeder. Thank you for your reply in advance
Posted on 2014-09-23 10:19:56.0
Hello Elizabeth, Since the pet is originating in the UK you can use an EU Pet Passport which you can obtain from a licensed vet. Essentially, the pet will need to have a rabies vaccination, 15-digit microchip (implanted after rabies vaccine), and the EU/Blue Pet Passport.
Posted on 2014-09-25 20:06:04.0
The Annex II form is an EU form that is used for entry from third countries outside the EU. In the U.S., the International Health Certificate is another form, which is officially called the APHIS 7001 form. This form is not required by the EU, the Annex II form is, but airlines may request that you have the APHIS 7001 form as well.
Posted on 2014-09-25 20:09:56.0
What Abou bringing a dog from Jordan - Amman via plane of course ? And is there any quarantine ??
Posted on 2014-10-10 16:05:34.0
Sandra - Jordan is considered a high-rabies country by the EU. To avoid quarantine, you will need to microchip your pet, vaccinate for rabies, wait 30 days, then have your vet do a Blood Titer Test. Assuming acceptable results, your dog will be able to enter Hungary 90 days from the date the blood was drawn. You will need an Annex II form for Hungary completed within 10 days of travel. If you cannot adhere to these regulations, your pet will be quarantined until it is in compliance. You can find details and links to forms and instructions here if you need them:
Posted on 2014-10-13 02:05:21.0
Hello, is the United States considered a high rabies area?
Posted on 2014-10-23 20:42:33.0
Hi Stefany - the US is considered a rabies-controlled area. No titer test required to enter Hungary. :0)
Posted on 2014-10-26 03:05:57.0
Hey, I'm moving back to Budapest from New York, and I'm wondering if the Annex II document is something new. The last time I flew from the US to Hungary, with my dog (back then I had only one,) I didn't need it, just the health/vaccination certificates signed by a USDA-approved vet. That was 2010. I had traveled between the two countries with him a few times prior, too.
Posted on 2014-11-03 18:33:22.0
Me and my husband moving from Brasil to Hungary.We like to brind 2 dogs and 1 papagaj.Most airlines allowed that?Our papagaj is not registered,what we should do?
Posted on 2014-11-09 00:47:20.0
Viktoria - the form changed in 2012 to the Annex II form. It used to be the EU 998 form. Also, your state USDA office must endorse the forms. (this is a USDA requirement that the airlines watch for, not an EU requirement)
Posted on 2014-11-11 13:44:00.0
Hello Juliano - Brazil is considered by the EU to be a high-rabies country, so there is a process you must follow to import your dogs to Hungary. First, they must be microchipped, then vaccinated for rabies (in that order, but same vet visit is fine). Then, after waiting 30 days, a Blood Titer Test must be done by your vet. Your pets can enter Hungary no sooner than 90 days after the day the blood was drawn. You will also need an Annex II form for Hungary completed by your vet within 10 days of travel. As for your bird, the regulations for importing birds to the EU do not include high-rabies countries. You should email the Veterinary Chamber at to inquire as to whether it will be permitted.
Posted on 2014-11-11 13:54:11.0

Hi? Could you tell me please the process of exporting a new caledonian crested gecko from UK to Hungary please, or provide another link where I can gind information. Thanks
Posted on 2014-11-17 15:39:37.0
Hi Can you tell me what do i need to take make persian cat from Usa (orlando) to Hungary? Stop at amstardam or frankfurt to change plain! Do i need to know the rules for Frankfurt or amsterdam or just Hungary? I dont know yet where we are going to change plain!which country rules i have to know! I dont want to leave my cat at frankfurt because they wont let her take because she might need something else then Hungary? Please answer me soon as possible because i will travel soon! Thank you! Elizabeth
Posted on 2014-11-18 03:24:25.0
Kelvin - unless covered by CITIES regulations, geckos should be able to travel freely within the EU. You should confirm with the Central Veterinary Institute:
Posted on 2014-11-20 03:22:23.0
Erzebet - to take your cat from the US to Hungary, it will need to be microchipped, then vaccinated for rabies (in that order) no sooner than 21 days prior to entering Hungary. You will need an Annex II form completed by a USDA accredited vet and endorsed by the USDA within 10 days of travel. You can find details here with links to instructions and forms if you need them:
Posted on 2014-11-20 03:25:05.0
Hey, if I buy a dog in hungary and then go to israel for a couple of months, what do I need to present in order to bring the dog BACK to hungary?
Posted on 2014-12-12 11:19:36.0
Hi David - if you buy a dog in Hungary, at the age of 3 months, it should be microchipped, then vaccinated for rabies (in that order). Wait 30 days (not including the date of the vet visit) and have a titer test done. You will need it to enter Israel. Also get an EU pet passport and have your vet enter all your pup's info in it. It will not expire as long as the rabies vaccinations are kept up to date. You can re-enter Hungary 3 months after the date the blood was drawn for the titer test assuming acceptable results.
Posted on 2014-12-15 20:39:29.0
Hi, my cat is originally from the UK (has UK pet passport) but we've been living in Singapore for the past 8 years. Are his passport and vaccination certifications enough to enter Hungary or does he need anything else as we're arriving from outside of the EU? Thanks
Posted on 2014-12-17 14:37:05.0
Hello Nedda, Technically, the EU Pet Passport can only be used for intra-EU travel. When entering from outside the EU you would use the EU Veterinary Certificate (Annex IV Form). Your pet will need a ISO-compliant 15-digit microchip and a rabies vaccine after the chip implantation along with a 21 day wait afterwards in order to enter.
Posted on 2014-12-23 18:03:35.0
Hello! I'm moving to Hungary from the US and have had a crazy time getting everything ready to move my 2 green-cheek conures there. I got them microchipped, have the CITES pet-passports and vet-signed USDA-APHIS form 7001 (waiting for APHIS endorsement). I could only find the English version of the EU form 2007/25/EC (I read the whole thing) Annex II health certificate. Is there an EN/HU version? Also, am I missing anything else? Right now I'm trying to find an airline on which I can take them in the cabin with me. United and Delta allow it for transatlantic flights to Europe, but most other European connection airlines don't allow birds. I did find one smaller airline that allows most domesticated pets: OAW Helvetic Airways. Thank you!
Posted on 2015-01-04 04:29:31.0
Nedda - your EU pet passport will be good for re-entering the UK as long as your dog's rabies vaccinations have not expired since you got the passport.
Posted on 2015-01-12 02:20:59.0
Roberto - you should be fine with the English version of the Annex II.
Posted on 2015-01-12 02:31:38.0
Dear PetTravel ! I have sensitive question.. I'm moving to Hungary and my cat has Feline Leukemia Virus (FLV)... :( He probably get it when he was a baby, he almost 5yrs old now and never meet other cat, he is inside kitty all his life. Please help me what do you think is that a problem bringing him to Hungary ?? Where could I go to find out ?? :( Thank you so much !!! ?
Posted on 2015-01-26 22:40:15.0
Roberto - you should be fine with the English version of the Annex IV. Note that the Annex II is no longer valid.
Posted on 2015-01-30 03:56:48.0
You should not have a problem entering Hungary with your kitty as long as it can be microchipped and vaccinated for rabies. It is not on the list of diseases that can infect humans.
Posted on 2015-01-30 03:59:10.0
Hi,I am confused,my dog was vaccinated on 9/17/2014,microchipped 1/30/2015,do I have to vaccinate him again for rabies?
Posted on 2015-02-01 23:32:46.0
Jozsef - you are correct. The microchip must be implanted before the vaccination is administered.
Posted on 2015-02-05 02:49:31.0
I'm traveling from USA, going hungry, and I have a small parrot traveling with me. What are the document needed for the parrot. Thanks
Posted on 2015-02-06 17:55:05.0
Masoud - Hungary does permit the entry of small birds traveling from rabies-controlled countries with their owner. They will need health certificates per 2007/25 / EC Commission Decision. Your bird will need to be quarantined for 30 days prior to import and 30 days after import. The health certificate is included in the legislation.
Posted on 2015-02-10 04:39:29.0
You should also check CITIES database to be sure your parrot is not on their list of endangered species.
Posted on 2015-02-10 04:40:08.0
Hi, I've just called Lufthansa and I was told that if I fly from London to Hungary and then back my dog on the way back might not be travelling with me, as the UK is not allowing dogs back, but if I am taking a dog from here I don't get why can't the dog come back home with me? Can you please help? Adriana
Posted on 2015-02-12 18:14:52.0
Hello Adriana - commercial airlines like Lufthansa will fly live animals out of the UK as checked baggage or in the cabin, but this is not the case for pets arriving in the UK. They must travel as manifest cargo. In both cases (checked baggage and manifest cargo) your pet will travel in the hold, but the classes of service are different. The airlines will make every attempt to put pets traveling as checked baggage on the same plane as their owners because they do not want the responsibility to care for them while they wait on the ground for an available flight. However, pets traveling as manifest cargo are under the care of the airlines for the entire trip and so, are more likely to be "bumped" to the next flight if there is not sufficient room in the hold. This is not necessarily the case unless the aircraft that serves the route you will be flying on does not accommodate pets in the hold. It could work out that your pet does travel with you, but Lufthansa cannot guarantee that will be the case.
Posted on 2015-02-14 16:01:31.0
Hi, If I'm buying a 4 months old puppy from Ukraine and want to take it with me to Hungary - what are the documents needed to take the dog across the border's checkpoint? Thank you!
Posted on 2015-02-15 13:54:35.0
Yogev - because Ukraine is considered by the EU to be a high-rabies country, the puppy cannot enter Hungary before it is 7 months of age. At the age of 3 months (no sooner), it is microchipped, then vaccinated for rabies. After a 30 day wait, a licensed veterinarian will administer a Blood Titer Test. Assuming the results are acceptable, your puppy can enter the EU when traveling with you (not unaccompanied) 3 calendar months after the date the blood was drawn for the test. If your pup is not already microchipped and vaccinated, you can not enter the EU until it is 8 months of age. It will need an Annex IV form completed by a licensed veterinarian within 10 days of travel.
Posted on 2015-02-16 04:19:20.0
What are the Hungarian Guidelines of a Service Animal (Dog)? I will be traveling with him from the US to Budapest
Posted on 2015-02-19 03:39:23.0
Ok i need to transport my dogs from Croatia to Ireland over Hungarian courrier i need to bring them to Pecs for collection.before i cross hungarian border what els3 do i need to prepare for dogs.they have passport they will be vaccinated and they are microchiped and i will get certificate from veterinarian.
Posted on 2015-02-20 07:49:08.0
Thank you so much !!!!! ?
Posted on 2015-02-20 09:39:23.0
Hi I will import a puppy from Hungary where will my hungarian breeder finde a official vet?
Posted on 2015-02-20 18:38:43.0
Hello Kory - service animals are subject to the same regulations as regular dogs. You will need to have your pet microchipped (15 digit), then vaccinated for rabies at least 21 days prior to entering Hungary. You will need to have a USDA-accredited vet complete an Annex IV form within 10 days for endorsement by a State USDA office. You can find details and links to instructions and forms here if you need them:
Posted on 2015-02-24 02:14:43.0
Thank You! :)
Posted on 2015-02-24 02:15:41.0
Radivoje - your dogs will need microchips, then rabies vaccinations (in that order) no sooner than 21 days prior to entering Ireland. they will need EU pet passports. They will need tapeworm treatments between one and five days of entering Ireland.
Posted on 2015-02-24 02:16:21.0
Vivica - it is so important to know where you are located to answer your question.If you are importing a puppy from Hungary to Sweden, it must be microchipped, then vaccinated for rabies (in that order) no sooner than 3 months of age. then, it must wait for 21 days after rabies vaccination before traveling to Sweden. It must have an EU pet passport as well.
Posted on 2015-02-24 02:21:00.0