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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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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.

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.  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 Hungary 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 Hungary 90 days after the date the blood was drawn and avoid quarantine. This step is not required unless entering Hungary 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 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 results should also be included for endorsement (if applicable).

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

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*After the first vaccination and waiting period, you can enter Hungary 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 and kittens under 3 months old may enter Hungary as long as the transport qualifies as non-commercial and the puppy or kitten has not been exposed to wild animals or are accompanied by their mother. They must be accompanied by a 02/16/1/2008 health certificate.

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

When entering Hungary 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 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.

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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