Turkmenistan Pet Passport & Import Regulations
There will be no quarantine imposed on your pet when entering Turkmenistan as long as the following requirements are met. Unless otherwise stated, the regulations below apply to domestic dogs and cats only.
Turkmenistan does not require that your pet be identified with a pet microchip, but it is recommended that you microchip your pet and register your contact information prior to traveling as a means of identification should your pet be lost or separated from you. If your pet does not have a registered microchip, make sure your pets are wearing tags that identify them and have contact information for the owner.
Your pet must have proof of current vaccination against rabies at least 30 days and not more than 12 months prior to entering Turkmenistan.
Within 10 days of travel, a Health Certificate for Turkmenistan must be completed. Although it is not required, we recommend that a USDA or CFIA licensed veterinarian complete the Rabies Certificate and you have it endorsed by the USDA or CFIA if traveling from the United States or Canada. If your pet is traveling to Turkmenistan from another country, the Governing Authority in your country responsible for the import and export of animals should endorse the forms for you.
Entering Turkmenistan by Air
Live animals entering Turkmenistan should do so at Ashgabat International Airport in Ashgabat.
All domestic dogs and cats must be free of evidence of disease communicable to humans when examined at the port of entry to Turkmenistan. If your pet is not in apparent good health, further examination by a licensed veterinarian may be required at your expense.
Returning to Turkmenistan
Pets returning to Turkmenistan are subject to the same passport requirements as those entering for the first time. This means that pet owners returning to Turkmenistan should check with their airlines for requirements if your pet cannot return within 10 days.
Rabbits and 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 Turkmenistan. 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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