Pet Passport Turkey
Regulations for taking a pet dog,
cat or ferret to Turkey
Turkey does not quarantine healthy pets who meet the following requirements:
- Your pet must have an ISO
pet microchip inserted
and then be vaccinated for rabies. If your pet has been vaccinated before it was fitted with a microchip, it will have to be
vaccinated again after the microchip is inserted. If your pet' microchip is not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, you can bring your own
- No sooner than 30 days after the rabies vaccination is
given, your pet
must have a Blood Titer Test with the sample processed in
an EU approved laboratory. Assuming acceptable results, your pet
can enter Turkey 90 days from the date the blood was drawn and
your pet will avoid quarantine.
Your pet can be exempted from this test if it has previously
gone through the process (microchip, vaccinate, wait, titer
test) and all rabies vaccinations have been kept current.
- A USDA (or CFIA) accredited veterinarian must then complete the bi-lingual
Veterinary Certificate for Turkey
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, the Governmental Authority
from your country responsible for the import and export of animals should endorse the forms.
- A copy of the Rabies Certificate should also be included for endorsement.
Unvaccinated Puppies and Kittens: Puppies and kittens under 3 months of age can enter Turkey with its Mother who meets the requirements above OR with a health declaration obtained by an official veterinarian which states where the puppy or kitten was born and reared and that it is an environment where it has not been in contact with wild animals. Additionally, an endorsed veterinary certificate and health declaration stating that your pet is healthy enough to travel, is free of diseases communicable to humans and is free of internal and external parasites is required. The owner's passport should be available.
Whenever you travel to a foreign country like Turkey, it is always advisable to carry some form of identification indicating ownership of the pet.
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
Turkey. 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 Turkey. 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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