Northern Macedonia Pet Passport & Import Regulations
Northern Macedonia does not quarantine cats and dogs that meet the following requirements. All requirements also apply to service and emotional support animals.
Pets entering Northern Macedonia should have resided in a rabies-controlled country or a rabies-free country for at least 6 months prior to travel.
Your pet must first have a pet microchip that meets ISO standards 11784/11785 and documented proof of the date of the chip's insertion to enter Northern Macedonia.
If your pet's microchip is not ISO compliant, you can bring your own microchip scanner.
Your pet must be vaccinated for rabies and other diseases at least 6 months prior to entering Northern Macedonia. If your pet has a current rabies vaccination that was administered after a microchip was implanted and is due for a booster shot, then the 6 month wait will not apply. Bring proof of all rabies vaccinations when entering Northern Macedonia. Three year rabies vaccinations are accepted.
Rabies Titer Test
A rabies titer test is not required to enter Northern Macedonia from any country classified by the EU as rabies-controlled. When entering Northern Macedonia from other countries, a rabies titer test will be required. It must be administered at least 30 days after rabies vaccination and not less than 3 months prior to travel.
Your veterinarian will complete a Veterinary Certificate for Northern Macedonia for endorsement by the USDA or CFIA if your pet is traveling from the United States or Canada respectively. If your pet is traveling from another country, then the Governing Authority responsible for the import and export of animals should endorse the forms.
An import permit is not required when entering Northern Macedonia with a personal pet; however, either permits for visitors or permits for transfer of residency will be issued when entering Northern Macedonia. Owners entering the country on a visitors permit must leave with their pet.
Internal and External Parasite Treatment
An internal and external parasite treatment should be performed by a licensed veterinarian shortly prior to entering Northern Macedonia.
Entering Northern Macedonia by Air
Pets may enter Northern Macedonia via Skopje International Airport. Pets can arrive in the cabin, as checked baggage or as air cargo. When arriving in Northern Macedonia the pet must be muzzled and on a leash. Owners must attest that they are importing their pet to Northern Macedonia for reasons other than trade or commercial activity.
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 Northern Macedonia, it is always advisable to carry some form of identification indicating ownership of your pet.
Puppies and Kittens
Puppies and kittens must be microchipped and vaccinated for rabies not sooner than 3 months of age and not sooner than 6 months prior to import. The youngest age that a puppy can be imported to Northern Macedonia is 9 months of age.
Northern Macedonia 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 Northern Macedonia. 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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