Montenegro Pet Passport & Import Regulations
Montenegro does not quarantine cats and dogs that meet the following requirements. All requirements also apply to service and emotional support animals.
When traveling to Montenegro, your pet should be identified with a pet microchip that is ISO 11784/11785 compliant. It is the best form of pet identification available today and should make customs clearance smoother.
Your pet must be vaccinated for rabies between 30 days and 12 months prior to entering the country.
A Veterinary Health Certificate for Montenegro must be completed by a licensed veterinarian in your originating country within 10 days of travel. A USDA or CFIA-accredited veterinarian should complete the form and you have it endorsed by the USDA or CFIA if traveling from the United States or Canada. If traveling to Montenegro from another country, a government veterinarian from the agency in your country that is responsible for the import and export of animals should endorse the forms.
An import permit is not required when entering Montenegro with a personal pet unless arriving unaccompanied.
Ticks and Tapeworm Treatment
A ticks and tapeworm treatment is not required prior to entering Montenegro but is recommended due to availability of these products in the country.
Entering Montenegro by Air
Pets must enter Montenegro via Podgorica Airport. Pets can enter in the cabin, as checked baggage or air cargo.
Whenever you travel to a foreign country like Montenegro, it is always advisable to carry some form of identification indicating ownership of your pet.
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.
Montenegro 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 Montenegro. 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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