Ukraine Pet Passport & Import Regulations
Ukraine does not quarantine healthy pets as long as the following requirements are met. Unless otherwise stated, the regulations below apply to domestic dogs and cats only.
Your pet must be current on all inoculations and the rabies vaccination must have been given between 21 days and 12 months prior to entry into the Ukraine. The Ukraine does not recognize the 3 year rabies vaccine.
Pets entering Ukraine from an rabies-free country recognized as such by the OIE do not need to be vaccinated for rabies.
Dogs should also be vaccinated against Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parovirus, Parainfluenza and Distemper.
Cats should be vaccinated against Panleucopenia.
Rabies Titer Test
A rabies titer test administered by a licensed veterinarian no sooner than 14 days after the rabies vaccination is required to enter Ukraine from any country. The results must be entered in the health certificate. The test should be administered more than 3 months but less than 12 months prior to entering Ukraine.
Pets must have a Ukraine International Health Certificate documenting your pet's good health completed by a licensed veterinarian within 10 days of entry. An EU Pet Passport with rabies history will also be accepted.
This certificate should be endorsed by the USDA or CFIA if your pet is traveling from the United States or Canada. If you are traveling to Ukraine from another country, the Governmental Authority of your country responsible for the import and export of animals should endorse your forms.
If you transit Germany enroute to Ukraine then no other documents are required. If you enter Germany even for a few hours then you will need the EU Health Certificate for Germany.
If you are entering Ukraine with over 5 cats, dogs or ferrets, then the minimum age of import is 6 months. Your pet can enter Ukraine with you with written proof that your pet is participating in a competitions, exhibition or sporting event or training for such events.
Entering Ukraine by Air
Live animals entering Ukraine should do so at the Boryspil International Airport in Kiev.
All domestic dogs and cats must be free of evidence of disease communicable to humans when examined at the port of entry to Ukraine. There is a fee for this service. If your pet is not in apparent good health, further examination by a licensed veterinarian may be required at your expense.
Puppies and Kittens
Cats and dogs between 12 to 16 weeks of age that are vaccinated for rabies but cannot meet the 21 day waiting period and are entering Ukraine with their owner must provide written documentation that they have had no contact with other animals that are susceptible to rabies or proof of their mother's current rabies vaccination when she gave birth.
Ukraine does not publish a list of banned breeds.
Exporting Pets Living in Ukraine
When exporting from Ukraine, your pet must be current on all vaccinations. Rabies vaccinations must be administered more than 30 days prior to exportation. All documentation for your destination country must be provided. A Form 1 can be obtained from the state veterinary office. Within five days prior to departure from Ukraine, the pet owner, documentation and the pet must be presented to the state veterinary office. There is a fee to issue the export health certificate.
Rabbits must be vaccinated for myxomatosis, pasteurellosis and viral hemorrhagic disease. Birds, invertebrates, tropical fish, reptiles, amphibia, mammals such as rodents are not subject to requirements of rabies vaccination, but may have to meet other requirements and should have a health certificate to enter Ukraine. 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 (CITES). You will need to apply for additional permits if this is the case. Over 180 countries participate and enforce CITES regulations.
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To the best of our ability, we ensure that recommendations given on PetTravel.com reflect the current regulations. We cannot predict how a given country may enforce these regulations. Noncompliance may result in the need to make arrangements to put your pet into quarantine at your expense, return your pet to the country of origin, or euthanize your pet. We suggest that you minimize the disruptions that may occur by following the rules of the country you are visiting.
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