Albania Pet Passport & Import Regulations
Albania does not quarantine cats and dogs that meet the following requirements. All requirements also apply to service and emotional support animals.
To import a pet dog or cat to Albania, your pet must first be identified with an ISO 11784/11785 compliant 15 digit pet microchip. If your pet's microchip is not ISO compliant, you can bring your own microchip scanner.
The microchip should be implanted by your veterinarian, veterinary hospital or trained nurse. You should receive documentation as to the manufacturer of the microchip and instructions how to register your pet's information in the manufacturer database.
For pets entering Albania from a rabies-free or rabies-controlled country, your cat or dog must be vaccinated for rabies no sooner than 21 days prior to entry and not more than the expiration date of the manufacturer of the vaccine is required. If your dog, cat or ferret has been vaccinated before it was fitted with a microchip, it will have to be vaccinated again after the microchip is implanted and wait 21 days before entering Albania. All primary vaccinations should be administered with one-year vaccines.
Rabies Titer Test
A rabies titer test is recommended for pets entering Albania from a high-rabies country.
Pet Health Certificate
Within 10 days of travel, an accredited veterinarian in the origination country must then complete the bi-lingual pet health certificate for Albania. The certificate must be endorsed by a government veterinarian representing the agency in the origination country that is responsible for the import and export of live animals if export procedures in your country mandate endorsement. Note that an EU Pet Passport does not substitute for a health certificate.
An import permit is not required when entering Albania with a personal pet.
Ticks and Tapeworm Treatment
A ticks and tapeworm treatment is not required prior to entering Albania, but is recommended due to availability of these products in the country.
Entering Albania by Air
Pets must enter Albania at the Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza in Rinas.
All domestic dogs and cats should be free of evidence of disease communicable to humans when entering Albania. If your dog or cat is not in apparent good health, further examination by a licensed veterinarian may be required at your expense.
Albania does not publish a list of banned breeds.
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 Albania. 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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