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  • Cat travel to Switzerland/France -- advice

    Hello. I am moving (returning) to Switzerland after 5 years in Japan. My cat was vaccinated for rabies in 2012, but not since. I just had her vaccinated again, and am scheduled to travel in a week. She meets all other requirements (microchip, passport). Would the Swiss customs quarantine her for 2 weeks (to meet the 21 days) upon arrival? Should I try to get a blood titer to show immunity in the interim?

    Thanks for any advice.

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    Re: Cat travel to Switzerland/France -- advice

    Alex - you need to get your cat vaccinated for rabies at least 21 days before entering Switzerland. The EU (and Switzerland) no longer classifies countries as rabies-free. Cats and dogs entering the EU and Switzerland from all countries must be vaccinated for rabies. A titer test will do no good as it measures the amount of antibodies to rabies which will be non-existent if your cat has not been vaccinated for rabies.