Kosovo Pet Passport & Import Regulations
Kosovo does not quarantine cats and dogs that meet the following requirements. All requirements also apply to service and emotional support animals.
Your dog or cat should be identified by an ISO 11784/11785 compliant pet microchip prior to rabies vaccination.
Your pet must be vaccinated for rabies at least 30 days prior to entering Kosovo and before the expiration of the vaccine.
Dogs must be vaccinated for DHPP - Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, and Parvovirus.
Cats must be vaccinated for FVRCP - Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia.
Shortly prior to travel, the Kosovo Veterinary Health Certificate must be completed by a licensed veterinarian.
An import permit is not required when entering Kosovo with a personal pet.
Ticks and Tapeworm Treatment
A ticks and tapeworm treatment is not required prior to entering Kosovo but is recommended due to availability of these products in the country.
Entering Kosovo by Air
Pets may enter Kosovo via Pristina International Airport. Pets can arrive in the cabin, as checked baggage or as air cargo.
Upon arrival in Kosovo you will present the documents and the Veterinary officer stationed at the entrance port will stamp them.
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 your pet travels to a foreign country like Kosovo, it is always advisable to carry some form of identification indicating ownership of your pet.
Kosovo 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 Kosovo. 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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