Kazakhstan Pet Passport & Import Regulations
Kazakhstan 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.
Although it is not required, when entering Kazakhstan, your pet should 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.
Dogs and cats must be vaccinated for rabies between 21 days and 12 months of entering Kazakhstan.
Dogs must be vaccinated against the following diseases: Distemper, Hepatitis, Viral Enteritis, Parvovirus and Adenovirus Infections and Leptospirosis.
Cats must be vaccinated against panleukemia. Cats must also be inspected for dermatophytoses and samples processed at an approved laboratory if any lesions are found.
Rabies Titer Test
A rabies titer test is not required for dogs and cats entering Kazakhstan from any country; however, if your dog or cat has a rabies vaccination that has lapsed prior to entering Kazakhstan, it can have a rabies titer test to prove acceptable levels of rabies antibodies.
Within 10 days of travel, a USDA (or CFIA) accredited veterinarian must then complete the Veterinary Health Certificate for Kazakhstan 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, the agency responsible for the import and export of animals in your country should endorse the forms.
All certificates (rabies and health) should have notarized translation into Kazakh or Russian languages. The translation could be notarized by the Consulate General.
An import permit is not required when entering Kazakhstan with a personal pet.
Ticks and Tapeworm Treatment
A treatment for internal and external parasite is not required but recommended when entering Kazakhstan.
Puppies and Kittens
Puppies and kittens who are under the age of 3 months and leaving Kazakkhstan are granted an exception 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 Kazakhstan by Air
Pets must enter Kazakhstan at the Almaty International Airport.
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.
Whenever you travel to a foreign country like Kazakhstan, it is always advisable to carry some form of identification indicating ownership of your pet.
Rabbits entering Kazakhstan 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 Kazakhstan. 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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