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Pet Passport Poland

Dog Passport Poland

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

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

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*^Once your pet has entered Poland, 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 Poland 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:

Puppies and Kittens: unvaccinated pets younger than 3 months are not permitted to enter Poland. Rabies vaccinations must not be administered prior to 3 months of age.

Banned Breeds: the following dog breeds are not permitted to enter Poland: American Pitt Bull Terrier, Ca de Bou (Perro de presa Mallorquin), American Bulldog, Dogo Argentino (Argentine Mastiff), Perro de Presa Canario, Tosa Inu, Rottweiler, AkbashDog, The Anatolian shepherd dog, Moscow Guard Dog and The Caucasian Shepherd Dog.

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

Exporting Pets from Poland: effective December 29, 2014, all dogs, cats and ferrets leaving Poland 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 Poland, 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 Poland. 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 Poland. 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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The information published here is a guideline for pet owners importing their pet to Poland. 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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pkrzeminska
How to transfer my cat form Philippines to Poland? Which airlines taking a animals??
Posted on 2014-07-16 07:04:03.0
PetTravel
Paulina - The EU considers the Philippines as a high-rabies country so you will need to microchip your pet, vaccinate for rabies (in that order), then wait 30 days, then your vet will do a Blood Titer Test, then you wait 90 days and if the results are acceptable, you can enter Poland with your pet. You will need an Annex II form for Poland completed by your veterinarian within 10 days of travel. You can find details here with links to forms and instructions if you need them: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/poland.cfm
Posted on 2014-07-19 21:46:29.0
chrisbanach
what's the exact rule about the 21 days? you've put an asterisk but nothing further... my puppy got her rabies and final shots yesterday and we planned on going to Poland next weekend. We're traveling from USA to Poland through Zurich :(
Posted on 2014-07-21 03:40:22.0
PetTravel
hi Chris - the asterick is marked right after the blue button in the middle of the page. If you have gone through the process of entering the EU anytime before and the rabies vaccinations have been kept current, then you do not have to do the 21 day wait again. Also keep in mind that the day your vet microchips and vaccinates your pet counts as day 0. Do not include in the 21 day wait period. Remember that your pet must be vaccinated once AFTER a microchip is implanted. (you do not mention your pet having an ISO compliant microchip)
Posted on 2014-07-25 14:40:58.0
jorgengb
Hello, I and my cat live in Norway, a rabies-free country. My cat has a blue EU passport and is vaccinated against rabies, but he had no blood titre test. Will the cat be allowed to enter Poland after a week's stay in Ukraine? Is Ukraine considered a country with low rabies incidence? PS: travelling by car.
Posted on 2014-11-07 16:29:37.0
PetTravel
Jorgen - both Poland and Norway will require a titer test if you take your cat to Ukraine. It is considered by the EU to be a high-rabies country.
Posted on 2014-11-11 15:31:32.0
Natalieblondy
What do I have to do to import my dog from Norway to Poland ( we live in Poland but are going on vacation in Norway for christmas) ?
Posted on 2014-11-14 23:18:40.0
PetTravel
Natalie - you will need to have your pet microchipped, then vaccinated for rabies at least 21 days prior to entering Poland. Have your vet will in the details in your pet's EU pet passport and you are good to go. You can use the pet passport to return to Norway, but you will need a tapeworm treatment between one and five days of returning.
Posted on 2014-11-15 21:27:02.0