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Regulations for taking a pet dog, cat or ferret to Turkey

Turkey does not quarantine healthy pets who meet the following requirements:

This completes your ferret, cat or dog passport for Turkey.

Dog Passport Turkey

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.

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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susan.bendhiaoui
Once in Turkey, can my German Shepherd be reunited with me straight away assuming she has the necessary paperwork, Pet passport. She is already microchipped. Thanks Susan
Posted on 2013-05-28 21:31:47.0
angela.samuelskidd
Which are the various
Posted on 2013-06-07 07:20:15.0
angela.samuelskidd
Does a dog traveling to Turkey,need a blood test after the rabies injection?
Posted on 2013-06-08 10:03:20.0

It depends on where you are entering Turkey from. If your origination country is one with a low incidence of rabies, the answer is no. If it is a country with a high definition of rabies, the answer is yes. Turkey has adopted the EU regs for live animal import. You can find the classifications here: http://www.pettravel.com/passports_quarantine_rabies_rules.cfm susan
Posted on 2013-07-17 02:41:14.0
maria.slater.7503
Does the dog have to be in Cargo or can it travel in the cabin. Is the transmission once in Turkey smooth on getting the dog given back to you?
Posted on 2013-08-04 13:03:33.0
omer.kaan.923
Susan Smith i have two dogs to take to turkey from dubai, do you know if they need a blood test from here? or do i just need them vaccinated again? they have been vaccinated and microchipped already.
Posted on 2013-08-30 14:20:36.0
louise.hedges.14
I have a German shepherd and would like some help in getting him uk from turkey. Who can help me?
Posted on 2013-09-16 14:52:00.0
PetTravel
If you want to take your pet to the UK from Turkey, you must follow a strict procedure. Microchip your pet, then vaccinate for rabies (in that order), then wait at least 30 days and have a Blood Titer Test done. It is sent to an approved laboratory. Assuming the results are acceptable, then your German Shepherd can enter the UK 90 days after the date the blood was drawn for the test. Within 10 days of travel, a licensed veterinarian will fill out the Annex II form for the UK and have it endorsed by your country veterinarian and between one and five days of entering the UK, your pup must have a tapeworm test. You can get forms and instructions here: http://www.pettravelstore.com/pet-passport-united-kingdom/
Posted on 2013-10-10 04:55:12.0
PetTravel
No, as long as you do not leave the secure area of the airport and are only changing airplanes, not airlines.
Posted on 2013-10-10 04:55:59.0
jillian.macdonald.739
Hi. My dog is from Turkey, has a Dutch (EU) passport, has had his rabies shot, has a Dutch passport and his annual 'cocktail', but I now want for the first time to fly him from Amsterdam (NL) to Turkey, his original home, and need to know what concerns I should have as he would go in cargo for sure.
Posted on 2013-10-12 14:31:00.0
PetTravel
You did not mention a microchip which is a requirement for Turkey. Assuming that is done, it should not be hard for you to enter Turkey as they have adopted EU regs. Be sure and have proof of rabies vaccination and health certificate. As for traveling in cargo, the concerns are acclimation to crate and ground temperatures. get your dog used to a crate as soon as you can. Fly when temperatures are temperate and not extreme. Take the most direct flight possible and keep layovers under 2 hours. Do not change airlines and they do not interline pets. Best of luck.
Posted on 2013-10-27 21:34:49.0
irma.butka
do the same rules apply for pets in transit....my cat is 2 months old...We are traveling through Turkey to Canada
Posted on 2013-11-06 16:01:06.0
PetTravel
It depends on whether you are changing airlines and that will cause you to clear customs. Also, if your pet is traveling as checked baggage or cargo, the airlines will not interline them between airlines. Changing airplanes is OK, but changing airlines will cause you to claim your pet, clear customs (thus entering the country) and recheck them on the next airline. As long as your layover time is 2 hours or less, and you are staying on the same airline, the airlines will transfer your pet for you and you do not need to meet the requirements for Turkey.
Posted on 2013-11-09 20:05:15.0
joyce.booth.12
Hi Su Joyce here how are you x
Posted on 2013-11-19 12:40:30.0
joyce.booth.12
Su can you txt or inbox me x
Posted on 2013-11-19 12:42:18.0
PetTravel
We have been pursuing clarification with the Border Inspection Department in Turkey for several weeks as to the titer test requirement. Although Turkey did indicate it would be aligning with its neighboring EU country laws, it appears that, as of this time, there is a titer test requirement. Because there seem to be no country classifications, we have to assume that the rules are the same whether entering from rabies free countries or high rabies countries. Officials indicate tht the BTT must be given 30 days after the rabies vaccination and at least 3 months prior to entering Turkey. Here is someone that you contact for more information: onur.bozdogan@tarim.gov.tr. You can reach me at sue@pettravel.com
Posted on 2013-12-13 13:26:42.0
emcowen
How do I give permission toy friend in turkey to put my dog on a flight
Posted on 2014-01-15 17:45:09.0
PetTravel
The airlines will accept your friend to pur your dog on the flight as long as your friend lists themselves as the consignor on the airway bill. You should prove yourself as the owner when you pick up your dog. If you want to, you can send him a letter of permission and have it notarized or witnessed.
Posted on 2014-01-17 02:48:21.0
irina.vitushko.9
What about traveling with a chihuahua dog from North Cyprus to Istambul? Any idea, please!
Posted on 2014-01-20 11:57:17.0
jungmin.choi.121
Do puppies younger than 3 months need rabies vaccination? I'm planning to adopt a puppy from Austria.
Posted on 2014-01-20 22:38:08.0
PetTravel
If you are importing your puppy to Turkey, it will need a microchip, rabies vaccination and a titer test no sooner than 30 days after rabies vaccination. The puppy will have to wait for 90 days after the date the blood was drawn. This would put the age of the puppy at 7 months before it can be imported. We are not aware of an exception to these rules.
Posted on 2014-01-23 02:41:46.0
PetTravel
Turkey has the same requirements for pets entering from any country in the world: microchip, rabies vaccination, titer test and health certificate. You can find a step by step process here: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/turkey.cfm
Posted on 2014-01-23 02:43:30.0
PetTravel
Not sure what you mean...
Posted on 2014-01-23 02:43:55.0
PetTravel
Susan Smith Update: This requirement has changed. Blood titer tests are required when entering from any country worldwide.
Posted on 2014-01-23 02:45:03.0
mona.parsayi
I want to go to Turkey from India. I had my pet while i was in India and now she is 7 months old. She had all vaccinations and she has microchip, Is it OK for me to take her? Is she going to be quarantined?
Posted on 2014-01-30 16:44:21.0
PetTravel
Turkey requires a Blood Titer Test administered no sooner than 30 days after rabies vaccination for pets entering from all countries. Assuming good results, your pet can enter Turkey 90 days after the date the blood was drawn. You can find details here: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/turkey.cfm
Posted on 2014-01-31 04:12:23.0
nebi.kulbak
I got 14 months old rottie and he is very friendly. I gonna go turkey in 4 weeks time so what I should do to take him with me? And is it 4 weeks gonna ne enough to sort out all documents for him ? Thanx
Posted on 2014-02-02 02:14:01.0
sanaz.vazifehdoost
i want to move to turkey from Malaysia, it should be exactly 90 days after the date the blood was drawn or it can be more ? when it will expire?
Posted on 2014-02-04 10:48:41.0
PetTravel
Nebi - you will need more time in order to conform with the regulations to take a pet to Turkey. Your pet will need a Blood Titer Test at least 90 days prior to and one month after a rabies vaccination before entering the country. Your pet will also need a veterinary certificate and a microchip. You can find details as well as links to forms and instructions here: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/turkey.cfm
Posted on 2014-02-05 01:49:11.0
PetTravel
Unless the country specifically state the expiration date of the titer test, it is good for the life of your pet as long as the rabies vaccinations are being kept current. Some countries only honor titer tests for 2 years, but Turkey's regulations do not reflect that. The 90 day date is a "no less than" date. You can enter Turkey anytime after the 90 day window has passed.
Posted on 2014-02-05 02:02:33.0
sanaz.vazifehdoost
PetTravel Thank you so much, previously turkey didn't ask for titer test, they did change the rule right?is there any website of veterinary department of turkey which mention this new rule?
Posted on 2014-02-05 02:07:59.0
PetTravel
Sanaz Doost Sanaz - Yes, Turkey did change the rule earlier last year. We did a lot of research concerning Turkey's regulations recently and wrote the Border Inspection Department and received an email from the Head of Animals and Animal Products which confirmed that the titer test was required as well as a microchip, vet certificate, passport and proof of rabies vaccination.
Posted on 2014-02-06 02:29:50.0
sanaz.vazifehdoost
PetTravel Thank you so much
Posted on 2014-02-06 04:26:58.0
kristy.meade1
Hi Pettravel, Your website is great - Thanks for this. I have two dogs in the UK origionally from Turkey. They therefore we Chipped, and rabbies vaccinated and titer tested prior to leaving Turkey over 1 year ago. I have just obtained EU pet passports for them as i will be driving accross Europe to Turkey. I read on a different website that Rabies vaccine must be done within 1 month of entering the country. This didnt make sense to me if they have already been vaccinated and the boosters are up to date. Your website seems to not agree. Can you please confirm that as long as the boosters are in date and a titer was done 30 days after the origonal vaccine that it doesnt matter how long ago that was done and they will be accepted to enter?
Posted on 2014-02-07 11:46:35.0
kristy.meade1
PS I also read somewhere that the dogs will require a health certificate to be issued no longer than 7 days prior to entry to turkey? Is this true? if it is then i will be in Bulgaria then and pressume its ok to get it issued there even though we are travelling from uk.
Posted on 2014-02-07 11:51:42.0
PetTravel
Hi Kristy - your pet's titer test should be accepted as long as you have proof that you have kept your pet's vaccinations up to date after the test was done and the date you enter Turkey.
Posted on 2014-02-08 21:47:07.0
PetTravel
You will need a veterinary certificate filled out within 10 days of entry to Turkey. Your pet does not need to be examined in the originating country.
Posted on 2014-02-08 21:48:32.0
jungmin.choi.121
It is okay for you to transport your puppy (younger than 3 months old) with the passenger if it meets one of two options from the following requirements:Your puppy can come to Turkey with its mom or with a health declarationobtained by an official veterinarian which states where it was born and reared in an environment where it has not been in contact with wild animals. The required documents which have got to accompany to the passenger in Turkish customs are as follows if it is younger than 3 months old: -Veterinary Health Certificate belonging to dog, -Passport belonging to dog, -Health declaration You should present following documents above at the border. So this is the reply i got from tarim.gov.tr, but i have no idea what a health declaration is. Please help
Posted on 2014-02-12 19:38:58.0
PetTravel
Jungmin Choi A health declaration normally indicates a need for a letter from the veterinarian (stamped and on their letterhead) stating that your pet is healthy enough to travel, is free of diseases communicable to humans and is free of internal and external parasites.
Posted on 2014-02-14 02:40:11.0
jungmin.choi.121
Thank you so much:)
Posted on 2014-02-14 15:58:42.0
mona.parsayi
Thanks for your answer, the thing is I didn't see in any other place that Turkey needs Blood titre test. Do you know where can I find any additional information on this? Is there any chance I can get my puppy without this test? I just have to leave in less than a month and my dog is perfectly healthy. thank you so much
Posted on 2014-02-25 15:11:07.0
PetTravel
Mona Parsa We get our information from the Head of Animal and Animal Products of the Border Inspection Department. The change requiring a titer test happened in the spring of 2012.However, if your puppy is under 3 months, there could be an exception. See the paragraph about puppies on this page: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/turkey.cfm
Posted on 2014-02-26 03:44:16.0
mona.parsayi
Thank you so much for the info. Can you help me with another issue as well? Where can I find import permit for Turkey? I am in India at the moment
Posted on 2014-02-28 15:03:50.0
evelien.bogaart
I want to take a dog from Turkey to Belgium. She got all her vaccinations, chip, rabies vaccination and blood titer but I understood that she will also need a health certificate. How long before departure do I have to get this, how long it is valid and how much are the costs? Thank you very much in advance!
Posted on 2014-03-03 07:32:13.0
caner.gezer
you dont need anything else but the blood titer test with government stamp...health certificate is your dogs vaccinations book..which you get from your vet, noother certificate needed. But the blood titter test should be minimum three months old, before entrance to the country.
Posted on 2014-03-03 13:33:18.0
evelien.bogaart
Hi Caner Gezer, it seems a need another certificate also, not just the vaccination passport. But thanks for your replay.
Posted on 2014-03-03 14:48:08.0
caner.gezer
Hi Evelien Bogaart every year we sand minimum 10 dogs to Germany and other EU countrys...a microchip + vaccination certificate + rabies test ( Blood titer ) from governement is enough
Posted on 2014-03-03 15:22:32.0
PetTravel
Evelien- your dog will need an Annex II form for Belgium completed within 10 days of travel. Also, ask the airline if they require a general health certificate. It will depend on how your dog is being transported.(in cabin, checked baggage or manifest cargo)
Posted on 2014-03-04 02:42:11.0
mona.parsayi
Hi Pettravel. I got an email from Turkish authorities about documents needed for dogs to travel to Turkey. What I understand from the second paragraph is there's no need for titre blood test since my puppy is fully vaccinated. Can you help me with it? Thanx a million *Blood samples should be taken not earlier than 30 days after vaccination from each of the animals by a veterinarian authorised by the competent authority which subsequently proved antibody titers equal to or greater than 0,5 IU/ml in a virus neutralisation test for rabies carried out in an approved laboratory. At least 3 months should elapse after the titer was carried out and any subsequent revaccination should be carried out within the period of validity of the preceding vaccination. Antibody titer for rabies would not be asked for vaccinated animals regularly which is stated reasonable antibody titer for rabies (equal to or greater than 0,5 IU/ml) by an official veterinarian on their passports.
Posted on 2014-03-25 16:06:33.0
PetTravel
Hi Mona - what the authorities are saying is that once your pet is titer tested according to their regulations, the titer test is good as long as your pet's rabies vaccination is kept current and all titer and vaccination history is recorded by an official veterinarian on their passports. Turkey does not recognize rabies free or rabies controlled countries. It requires the titer test for pets entering from all countries.
Posted on 2014-03-26 03:26:16.0
mona.parsayi
PetTravel Thank you so much Pettravel for your answer. I asked my vet today ad he said the result would be back in 15 days. Do you know what will happen if I don't wait for 3 month before going to Turkey? The problem is I don't have more than one month visa to stay in India and I have to leave the country before that.
Posted on 2014-03-27 16:41:53.0
PetTravel
Mona Parsa We can't advise you on your question, Mona, but certainly would not recommend that you try to import your pet without conforming to the rules. Officials in Turkey can return your pet to India at your cost or even put your pet down. What you may want to consider is leaving your pet with a relative or friend and then transport them unaccompanied after the time has elapsed.
Posted on 2014-03-30 15:56:06.0
geovannavp
PetTravel I am fliying with my 10 yr old cat in cabin to Islamabad and have a 5 hrs. layover in Istanbul. Does he needs microchip? Thanks!
Posted on 2014-03-31 09:21:59.0
PetTravel
Geovanna Garcia Gervanna - if your pet is traveling in the cabin with you, and you do not change airlines or leave the secure area, then you do not need to conform to the regulations of Turkey. If your pet is traveling in the cargo hold, then you need to contact your airline and verify they will hold your pet for that length of time. You do not want to have to claim your pet and enter the country if possible. Requirements for Turkey can be found here. http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/turkey.cfm
Posted on 2014-04-04 16:57:17.0
melissa.billsriss
I plan on going to Turkey in Aug. I have two parrots and want to take them with me. Where do I go to obtain the correct information about taking my birds?
Posted on 2014-04-08 16:47:09.0
PetTravel
Melissa - we don't have information regarding the import of birds to Turkey. Although the country has adopted many of the EU regs, birds are considered separately. You can contact the Animal Health and Quarantine at this number: +90 312 258 75 00 or +90 312 344-5950. We will continue to research and let you know if we find information.
Posted on 2014-04-13 16:03:00.0
lexy.korn
Hello, we are planning to go to Turkey in the middle of June and we will stay there for almost 3 weeks and we just got 7 weeks old puppy (keeshond), that means that we will travel when he is going to be something around 15 weeks. we have been trying to decide which will be the best for him - take him with us or pay for dog hotel. He has EU passport and microchip plus last week he had rabies vaccination, so I wanted to know if you think there is still chance we can make on time with all papers?
Posted on 2014-04-16 17:21:24.0
PetTravel
Alexandra - once a puppy turns 3 months (12 weeks) it is subject to Turkey's regulations which require a Blood Titer Test 30 days after the rabies vaccination. Assuming acceptable results, your puppy can enter Turkey 90 days after the date the blood was drawn for the titer test. You will also need a vet certificate for Turkey completed 10 days prior to travel.
Posted on 2014-04-17 03:48:16.0
kamrooz.karimi
Hello I have a dog. Race dogo argentino . How could America from Turkey to San Jose? A passport has a chip. Please help me. Grateful
Posted on 2014-04-22 10:38:29.0
PetTravel
Kamrooz - contact KLM/Air France or Lufthansa into San Francisco. There are no air carriers that fly the entire route into San Jose. If you can fly into San Francisco and drive to San Jose with your dog, then it will be much easier. You will need proof of rabies vaccination at least 30 days before arriving and a health certificate by your vet no more than 10 days of travel. Let me know if you need more help.
Posted on 2014-04-24 02:33:20.0
kamrooz.karimi
Thank you very much.
Posted on 2014-04-24 06:22:24.0
ragstoriches.tiptree
Hi. I plan to split my time between turkey and the UK. I understand the requirements to take my chihuahua into turkey but will I be able to bring him back to the UK with out quarantine?
Posted on 2014-04-25 16:08:59.0
PetTravel
We cannot advise you as to the wisdom of entering Turkey without the titer test results.
Posted on 2014-04-28 02:43:28.0
PetTravel
Adam - was your puppy vaccinated for rabies before it got the titer test? If so, how long before?
Posted on 2014-04-28 02:44:27.0
PetTravel
You need to have your pet microchipped, then vaccinated for rabies when in the UK. No sooner than 30 days later, have a Blood Titer Test done by your vet. Assuming the results are within limits, the titer test is good for as long as your pet's rabies vaccinations are kept up to date so you can travel back and forth between countries and meet their requirements for the titer test. You will need an Annex II form for the UK completed within 10 days of travel to the UK and a tapeworm treatment between one and five days of entry.
Posted on 2014-04-28 02:51:34.0
buffy.turner.315
Hi Pet Travel, I'm moving to Turkey in about three and a half months and just now starting on the procedures for taking my two cats with me there. I do not yet have them microchipped, so I will do that immediately and have them vaccinated for rabies, but this means that the blood titer test will only be done just over two months before I have to leave. What does this mean? That the cats will not be able to go with me? Is there no way I can take them if the blood titer test has only been done 60-75 days before leaving?
Posted on 2014-05-03 16:55:21.0
buffy.turner.315
Or would they just be quarantined in Turkey for a few weeks upon arrival?
Posted on 2014-05-03 16:56:23.0
PetTravel
Joe - suggest that you contact a local agent and ask as they have cleared many pets in Turkey and have a better handle on local customs. Search for pet transporters in Turkey at IPATA.org.
Posted on 2014-05-05 03:03:01.0
PetTravel
Adam - that is a tough question. Better to direct it to a local agent that clears in Turkey. Check IPATA.org and search for a pet transporter. Their contact information is there.
Posted on 2014-05-05 03:04:38.0
sanaz.vazifehdoost
done rabies vaccination and blood tier test on april,so i can enter turkey by end of jun, the problem is my 3 years old toy poodle got allergy to her microchip 4 days ago and the area got infected so Dr did surgery and took out her microchip, and Dr gave her microchip to me. the problem is rabis certificate and all her documents are under that microchip number, so you think what should i do? we can insert a new microchip and show the old one in airport? they can scan both ? Thank you
Posted on 2014-05-22 15:10:45.0
lucianb.75
Hi there, I have a Husky. My plan is to travel through Turkey (transiting) having the dog with me, in the car, to Romania from Cyprus. What papers should I have with me and what vaccines should have the dog? The dog must travel in a crate, or he can travel freely inside the car?
Posted on 2014-05-24 15:41:50.0
PetTravel
Lucian - Turkey is considered a high-rabies country and entering Romania from Turkey will require a titer test and up to 4 months of preparation. Better to go through Greece if possible.
Posted on 2014-06-14 21:51:24.0
PetTravel
Sanaz - you will need to re-implant the chip or start over with a new microchip. The forms must match the chip that is implanted in your pet.
Posted on 2014-06-14 21:53:14.0
lucianb.75
Thanks, sort it out with an airplane company.
Posted on 2014-06-21 22:46:28.0
lena.younes
Hello, My partner and I are travelling through Eastern Europe with our two dogs at the moment and would like to go into turkey with them for a couple of weeks. We are travelling by car, they are both microchipped and have European pet passports (Irish), including up to date rabies vaccinations. Do you think it would be feasible for us to do this or would they need a blood titre test both on entering and leaving Turkey? Thank you so much for your help Lena
Posted on 2014-06-25 21:09:28.0

Is there anyone reading here with experience traveling from US to Turkey with a Service Dog (regardless of size they travel in the cabin with their owner)? When I call Turkish Airlines I am informed that there are no requirements or documentation needed other than vaccination records and a muzzle. I read somewhere else about the ISO microchip requirement(which they didn't inform me of on the phone).
Posted on 2014-07-12 15:23:03.0
petra.nilsson.167
Im gonna fly with my dog from sweden to turkey do i need blood test? according to my vet. and the turkish embassy i dont need it, is this true? do i have to wait 3 more months?
Posted on 2014-07-13 22:07:16.0
adria.winfield
What if my cat and I are only transiting through Turkey -- that is, changing planes but not leaving the airport? Does she still need a pet passport?
Posted on 2014-07-20 05:31:54.0
PetTravel
Adria - if you are staying on the same airline in and out of Turkey, you will not need to enter the country and a passport for Turkey will not be required.
Posted on 2014-07-21 04:14:54.0
PetTravel
Deborah - according to Border Inspection officials, a titer test is required to enter Turkey from the US. It should be given no sooner than 30 days after rabies vaccination and no sooner than 3 months prior to departure.
Posted on 2014-07-21 04:23:17.0
PetTravel
Adrienne - Service animals are subject to the same requirements as are other dogs. Turkey has adopted the same requrements as the EU only they do require a titer test. The process is as follows: microchip and vaccinate for rabies, wait 30 days, then have your vet do a titer test. Your pet can enter Turkey 90 days after the date the blood was drawn.
Posted on 2014-07-21 04:24:00.0
PetTravel
Petra - we have heard so much conflicting information about Turkey. According to officials, they have adopted EU regulations which would mean your pet would not need a titer test. However, reputable sources have told us that a test is required from every country and that is what we publish. We will inquire directly and update this post in a few days. Thanks for your patience.
Posted on 2014-07-24 04:06:15.0
gabrielle.adams.908
We have just moved from China and are spending the summer in the UK before moving to Turkey in August. We flew our beagle to the UK on 14th July and he already had his microchip, rabies shot, blood test (from Germany) and medical check before he flew back. I read do where that he has to be in the UK for 6 months before we take him to Turkey. Is this true? And will we have to get him another rabies shot and blood test? Any help please!
Posted on 2014-07-24 19:01:47.0
PetTravel
Petra - it has been confirmed by the Head of Animal and Animal Products - Border Inspection Post that dogs and cats from any country must be microchipped, then vaccinated for rabies, then wait 30 days, then get a titer test, then wait 3 months prior to entering Turkey,.
Posted on 2014-07-25 03:10:07.0
PetTravel
Gabirelle - Turkey requires a titer test for pets entering from any country, so it would make little sense that your pet would need another one, especially when the original titer test was performed according to EU regulations (microchip, then vaccinate, then wait 30 days, then do titer test, then wait 89 days). Turkey has adopted EU rules except that they require a titer test from all countries including EU countries.
Posted on 2014-07-25 03:13:10.0
gabrielle.adams.908
Thank you for your reply. So all we need to do is get a UK vet to give us a veterinary certificate and we can take him with us in August?
Posted on 2014-07-27 15:48:38.0
PetTravel
As long as you have the titer test done and rabies vaccination is current, you will need an EU veterinary certificate for Turkey.
Posted on 2014-07-31 03:27:36.0
robyn.hugar.5
If I am traveling from US to malta with a stop in turkey and not leave the airport, do I need to have anything special. Malta doesn't require a titer
Posted on 2014-08-08 06:37:36.0
PetTravel
Robyn - if you are on the same airline in and out of Turkey and the layover is not more than 2 hours, then the airline will transfer your pet for you from plane to plane. The airlines do not interline pets, so it is important to stay on the same airline. If the layover is more than 2 hours, then you will need to contact the airline and make sure they will hold your pet and transfer it.
Posted on 2014-08-13 03:31:03.0