Azerbaijan Pet Passport & Import Regulations
Azerbaijan does not quarantine cats and dogs that meet the following requirements. All requirements also apply to service and emotional support animals.
Azerbaijan does not require that your pet be identified with a pet microchip, but it is recommended that you microchip your pet and register your contact information prior to traveling as a means of identification should your pet be lost or separated from you.
If your pet does not have a registered microchip, make sure your pets are wearing tags that identify them and have contact information for the owner.
If over 3 months of age, your pet must be vaccinated for rabies between 30 days and 12 months prior to entering Azerbaijan.
It is recommended that dogs should be vaccinated against Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parovirus and Parainfluenza.
It is recommended that cats should be vaccinated against Feline panleukopenia (Distemper): Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, and Leukemia.
A licensed government veterinarian must complete the health certificate for Azerbaijan shortly before travel. If traveling from the US or Canada, a USDA or CFIA-accredited veterinarian must complete the health certificate for endorsement by the USDA or CFIA.
An import permit is not required when entering Azerbaijan with a personal pet.
Ticks and Tapeworm Treatment
A ticks and tapeworm treatment is not required prior to entering Azerbaijan but is recommended due to availability of these products in the country.
Entering Azerbaijan by Air
All live animals must enter Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev international airport in Baku.
All 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.
Azerbaijan 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 Azerbaijan. 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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