Albania Pet Passport & Regulations
Albania does not quarantine cats and dogs that meet the following requirements. All requirements also apply to service and emotional support animals.
To enter Albania, your pet must first be microchipped 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.
For pets entering Albania from a rabies-free or rabies-controlled country, your cat or dog must be vaccinated for rabies no sooner than 30 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.
Rabies Titer Test
For pets entering Albania from a high-rabies countries, a rabies titer test must be administered no sooner than 30 days after the rabies vaccination. Samples must be processed at approved laboratories. Assuming test results within acceptable limits, your pet can enter Albania 90 days after the date the blood was drawn.
Within 10 days of travel, an accredited veterinarian must then complete the bi-lingual health certificate for Albania 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, endorsement is not required unless your country mandates it. 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.
You must make prior arrangements for the Country Veterinarian to meet your pet on arrival for inspection; there is a fee for the inspection.
All domestic dogs and cats must be free of evidence of disease communicable to humans when examined at the entry airport. 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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