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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. If you or your representative are traveling with your pet, an accredited veterinarian must then complete a bi-lingual Annex IV for Poland within 10 days of entry 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. If you or a legal representative are not traveling within 5 days of your pet, an accredited veterinarian must then complete a bi-lingual Annex I for Poland within 48 hours of entry 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. See additional commercial transport rules below.
  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 12 weeks are not permitted to enter Poland. Rabies vaccinations must not be administered prior to 12 weeks 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 IV 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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How to transfer my cat form Philippines to Poland? Which airlines taking a animals??
Posted on 2014-07-16 07:04:03.0
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:
Posted on 2014-07-19 21:46:29.0
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
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
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
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
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
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
once I have my pet vaccinated, how long is it before I can travel as its a little confusing the way its written??
Posted on 2014-12-05 19:05:26.0
Candice - the time between the microchip and rabies vaccination and the time of entry depends on what country your pet is traveling to Poland from. If it is another EU country or a rabies controlled country, then the wait time is 21 days. Otherwise, it is 30 days followed by a titer test.
Posted on 2014-12-07 03:43:16.0
hello! Could you please advise me. We are going to travel from Ukraine to USA through Poland. Transfer, between two planes takes only 1 hour 20 min, and we will not leave the transit area. Our pet (cat) has all required vaccination against rabies, passport. Do we need additonal Blood Titer Test? Thank you for your answer.
Posted on 2014-12-07 12:04:47.0
Ed - as long as you are flying in and out of Poland on the same airline, you will not need to clear customs and conform to Poland regulations. If your cat is traveling with you, stay in the terminal area and just change gates. If your cat is traveling as cargo, the airline will transfer it.
Posted on 2014-12-11 03:00:53.0
PetTravel thank you so much! :) This is such a relief. Our kitty is very afraid of injections, and has a vulnerable heart. It would be a trauma for her. thank you for good news.
Posted on 2014-12-11 08:50:52.0

Could you please clarify rules for transferring kitten less than 3 months (2 months and 20 days) from Ukraine to Poland by car. Thanks
Posted on 2015-01-01 22:03:33.0
Dear Sirs, We will bring to EU ti Hungary our own dogs from Russia and will travell across Ukraine to Poland. Do we need Blood Titer Test or not for enter to Poland. When we will start from Russia, all necessary veterinary examination and international certificates will be made. Thank you in advance for help. Zhana
Posted on 2015-01-21 15:25:21.0
Zsana - Ukraine is a high-rabies country and the titer test will be required. It must be given at least 3 months prior to entry to Poland.
Posted on 2015-01-25 01:08:28.0
Feliks - puppies and kittens are not allowed to enter Poland before the age of 7 months. At 3 months, they are microchipped and vaccinated for rabies. Then there is a 30 day wait. Then a Blood Titer Test is given by your veterinarian. If the results are acceptable, then your kitty can enter Poland 3 months after the date the blood was drawn for the test. You can find details here with links to forms and instructions if you need them:
Posted on 2015-01-25 01:10:48.0
Ed Lemberg Hi Ed, we are looking at going from Tel Aviv to Canada, with a transfer in poland, with our cat (in cabin). Could you let me know how it went for you, if you've travelled yet? Did you travel with LOT?
Posted on 2015-02-04 15:01:27.0
Hello Dear Natalia, sorry I would gladly share information with you, but we are planning a trip only in March.
Posted on 2015-02-06 14:05:22.0
Hi, I am taking my cat FROM Poland back TO Taiwan this July. I already know what documents I require for my cat to enter Taiwan and have his rabies titer test done, but I'm wondering if I need any special documents to show the airport staff here in Poland. I don't have a pet passport as it is not required for entry into Taiwan. Also, is there a Polish government agency responsible for any documents for animal export? I will be required to fill out a veterinary certificate for Taiwan and it says it requires a government (recognized) agency to fill it out, I don't know if I could just have it filled out at my vet or if Poland has an actual agency that authorizes it (for example when I left Canada with my cat I had to get the veterinary certificate from the CFIA). Is there an equivalent of the CFIA in Poland? Thank you!
Posted on 2015-02-28 22:00:34.0
The equivalent to the CFIA in Poland is the Chief Veterinary Inspectorate.
Posted on 2015-03-03 02:15:58.0
Hi, I'm looking for an airline that'll fly my boxer from Ireland to Poland. Need someone who will take that breed and won't ruin my pocket. Can you help me?
Posted on 2015-03-16 00:31:27.0
Hello! I want to bring my cat to Poland from Turkey. Can anybody help me with the type of documents I should be bringing with me, please?
Posted on 2015-03-17 15:33:35.0
Ania - did you try SAS (Scandinavian Airlines)? They have flights with short layovers between Dublin and Warsaw.
Posted on 2015-03-22 14:07:09.0
Nathalia - Turkey is considered a high-rabies country by the EU, so this is the process you have to follow: first, have your vet microchip your pet, then vaccinate it for rabies (in that order, but same vet visit is fine), then wait 30 days, then have your vet do a Blood Titer Test. Assuming acceptable results, you can bring your cat to Poland 3 calendar months after the day the blood was drawn for the test. You will need an Annex IV form completed within 10 days of travel and you must travel with your pet. You can find details with links to forms and instructions here if you need them: Let us know if you have further questions.
Posted on 2015-03-22 14:09:47.0
PetTravel Oh no. We found out last week that we may be going to Poland in May. I've had my cat vaccinated for rabies, but the microchip and the blood test haven't been done. What are the chances of them not letting my kitty enter the country in May?
Posted on 2015-03-22 15:29:17.0
PetTravel Thanks, there is nothing on the website about not taking sub-nosed dogs, but I'm gonna give them a ring just in case!
Posted on 2015-03-22 20:30:21.0
SAS don't allow pets to be flown from UK/Ireland...
Posted on 2015-03-23 08:54:20.0
Hello! I will be traveling with my pet cat from Bulgaria to Denmark with a flight through Warsaw. The cat has microchip and rabies vaccine. I see that Bulgaria is a EU country as well as a rabies-controlled zone. Does that mean that it does not need a blood titer test?
Posted on 2015-03-23 20:17:41.0
Nathalia Peña Medrano Nathalia - the EU is pretty strict about its regulations regarding pet import. You should go ahead and start the process. (microchip, vaccinate, wait 30 days, titer test) If you can leave your pet in Turkey and go back and get it when the 3 month period after the titer test is over, then that would be the best way to handle this. If there is no one to care for your cat in Turkey, then it will need to go into quarantine. We are not sure if facilities are available in Poland, but usually this is done through licensed, private facilities. You may want to contact the Chief Veterinary Inspector. If Poland does not offer quarantine facilities, there are some in other countries.
Posted on 2015-03-24 03:10:47.0
Ania Luczak How about Lufthansa? also Swiss may be a possibility.
Posted on 2015-03-24 03:16:35.0
Ghergana - you are correct and no titer test will be required. Have your veterinarian get your pet an EU pet passport and you are good to go.
Posted on 2015-03-27 03:20:54.0
PetTravel Great! Thank you!
Posted on 2015-03-27 14:28:41.0
I am wanting to travel to Poland with my two dogs. They are small and I would like to have them in the cabin with me. If they already have there rabies and it lasts for three years I'm good? And if I do all other vaccinations and microchip
Posted on 2015-04-13 09:09:47.0
Are there any other restrictions or information I need? And with all that done they won't keep my dogs for anything? Also would like to ask one of my dogs she's always scared and pants like crazy during car rides will she be okay in the airplane? I've never travelled with my dogs
Posted on 2015-04-13 09:11:48.0
Could you please tell me which airlines and what is required to transfer my dog from Australia to Poland? My dog has been through things like this few years ago but this was from Poland to Australia. This time, I'd like to know how everything looks like from here. Thank you!
Posted on 2015-05-03 08:57:53.0
Inez - the requirements to import your pet to Poland from Australia are listed here: no titer test required. If you are traveling with or within your pet, it will qualify to travel under the Pet Travel Scheme. If not, then your pet will need to travel commercially which is a bit of a challenge. Information also listed here: Your pet will need to fulfill the export requirements from Australia.
Posted on 2015-05-10 21:09:22.0

IF i get my cats Vaccinated from rabies., and we arrive at the airport, BEFORE the 21 days we have to wait, Will they still be okay? Or is Poland very strict about these rules?
Posted on 2015-05-28 16:17:03.0

Hello, My dog and I are from Czech Republic and we will travel to USA, but we will fly out of Poland, then to Berlin and from Berlin to USA. Can you please tell me which health certificate i will need? I am very confused. Thank you so much for your advice
Posted on 2015-06-06 22:13:11.0

Kristyna - to leave the Czech Republic, your pet should be microchipped, then vaccinated for rabies. Ask your vet to get your pet an EU Pet Passport. That should be all you need unless your airline requires an additional health certificate.
Posted on 2015-06-07 14:25:09.0

We have heard that some countries will permit home quarantine for the balance of the 21 days, but we have no written assurances of that. Your pet must be microchipped prior to the rabies vaccination. What country are you entering Poland from?
Posted on 2015-06-07 14:27:24.0

Hello PetTravel, thank you so much for these helpful informations! I have one more question i would like to ask you. I was lookind at EU website and there is a health certificate,and then i reading some other article and they said this "The examination can be performed a maximum of 48 hours before travelling. As for the clinical examination, a stamp is no longer used. Instead the veterinarian fills in his/her contact details and signature in the passport." Could you please tell me if this examination is still required and where in my dogs passport i can find it?Thank you :)
Posted on 2015-06-15 19:14:48.0

Kristyna Hanusova Kristyna - the form you refer to is for bring pets into the EU unaccompanied. If you travel with your pet to the US, all you will need is proof of a current rabies vaccination after a microchip is implanted and an EU Pet Passport. You can use it for the US (and Berlin if you are stopping) and for returning to Poland.
Posted on 2015-06-19 02:24:10.0

Kristyna Hanusova PS Your puppy's vaccination must be administered at least 30 days prior to entering the US.
Posted on 2015-06-19 02:25:01.0

Thank you pet travel.Regarding your last post:Ny puppy will be vaccinated but just 24 days not 30 but I talked to CDC and they said there's an exception if I'm entering USA from free rabbies country and if puppy spent his who life in rabies free rabies country.i know that Poland is not consider free rabies but I'm just going thru Poland,for my transit to another country so I downloaded a declaration where I confirm that my have had no contact with animals and remain secure within transport.Do you think I should have a problem with it?
Posted on 2015-06-19 08:23:41.0
The Czech Republic is considered rabies-free, but, Poland is not. That said, get an EU pet passport in the Czech Republic and use your form; it certainly will not hurt. If all goes wrong (which we do not think it will) request home quarantine for your puppy.
Posted on 2015-06-23 18:48:12.0

Ok pe travel,thank you so much!!!so by saying home quarantine you literally mean that he would stay in quarantine at my place in USA right?hopefully they won't be so strict about it,because I'm not from Poland I have a Czech passport and I'm using Poland for transit.Thank you so much again.
Posted on 2015-06-23 19:21:16.0

I will be flying with my dog from Norway to Poland. The dog has a pet passport. Does he need to see a vet within 10 days before traveling to Poland to have a health check?
Posted on 2015-07-27 20:04:39.0