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Pet Passport Hungary

Dog Passport Hungary

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. 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.

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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veronika.somogyi.56
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
PetTravel
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,): http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/hungary.cfm.
Posted on 2014-04-12 22:51:51.0
kubalek
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
carlo.piccinini
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
annalisa.scarani
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
PetTravel
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
veronika.somogyi.56
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
melissa.lozano.167
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
PetTravel
Melissa - you will need to accompany your guines pig and complete a health certificate found here: http://www.nebih.gov.hu/en/specialities/ah_awf_dir/public_data/other/non_comm_pet_movement.html The airlines may also require proof of a heath certificate.
Posted on 2014-05-22 03:24:42.0
veronika.somogyi.56
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
agi.muszbek
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
PetTravel
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: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/hungary.cfm
Posted on 2014-06-12 04:27:23.0
PetTravel
Checked baggage is fine as long as your airline allows it.
Posted on 2014-06-12 04:28:08.0