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Belarus Pet Passport & Import Regulations

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Belarus does not quarantine cats and dogs that meet the following requirements. Pets must arrive from an area that has been rabies-free for 6 months prior to export. All requirements also apply to service and emotional support animals.


Pet Microchip

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To enter Belarus, your pet must first be microchipped with an ISO 11784/11785 compliant pet microchip that is a 15 digit and non-encrypted. If your pet's microchip is not ISO compliant, you can either 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.

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pet rabies vaccination

Dogs and cats must be vaccinated for rabies between 30 days and 12 months of entering Belarus.

Dogs must be vaccinated against the following diseases: Distemper, Hepatitis, Viral Enteritis, Parvovirus, Adenovirus infections and Leptospirosis.

Cats must be vaccinated against Panleukemia. Cats must also undergo tests for dermatophytoses with samples processed at an approved laboratory.

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Rabies Titer Test

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A rabies titer test is not required for dogs and cats entering Belarus from any country.

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Pet Health Certificate

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After the vaccinations are completed, a licensed veterinarian in the origination country must then complete the health certificate for Belarus shortly prior to travel. After issuance, a goverment veterinarian representing the agency responsible for the import and export of animals should endorse the forms. A copy of the rabies certificate should also be included for endorsement.

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Import Permit

pet import permit

An import permit is not required when entering Belarus with a personal pet.


Ticks and Tapeworm Treatment

parasite treatment

A treatment for internal and external parasite is not required but recommended when entering Belarus.


Puppies and Kittens

Belarus puppy or kitten import

Puppies and kittens who are under the age of 3 months are granted an exception when leaving Belarus as they should not be vaccinated for rabies until they turn 3 months. However, they should be microchipped and travel with a health certificate.


Entering Belarus by Air


Pets must enter Belarus at the Minsk International Airport located 26 miles east of Minsk.

A pro forma invoice or proof of value for your pet must be provided. Upon entry to the Belarus you will be required to pay a nominal fee.

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.


Other Animals

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Rabbits entering Belarus must originate from an area that is free from the following diseases for 12 months prior to import: rabbit viral hemorrhagic disease, tularemia, pasteurellosis (Pasteurella multocida, Mannheimia gaemolitica). Rabbits must be vaccinated against against myxomatosis, pastereullosis 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 Belarus.

Pet owners are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of the country of destination.



CITES endangered turtle

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 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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