Veterinary passport for travelling with dogs and cats as pets.
New regulation on the carriage of pets between EU Member States:
Trips within the national territory
You do not need a special veterinary ID to travel within Spain; you just have to have the animal’s official health card with you.
Vaccine requirements in Spain are limited to a rabies vaccine, which is mandatory for dogs in some autonomous communities and voluntary in others.
Trips to EU Member States (except UK, Ireland and Sweden).
Animals should travel with a PET PASSPORT which shows:
- They are identifiable by a clearly readable tattoo or microchip.
- They have had a rabies vaccine or booster vaccine.
Trips to Sweden, UK, Ireland and Malta.
Pets (except ferrets) shall travel with a PET PASSPORT that features the same requirements as in the point above. Additionally, you should be able to prove they have had a rabies neutralising antibodies test (blood test) with a satisfactory result.
If the destination is the United Kingdom or Ireland (*), the sample should be taken 30 days after vaccination and 6 months before the trip.
If the destination is Sweden, the sample should be taken 120 days after vaccination.
The carriage of animals by IBERIA to the United Kingdom continues to be unauthorised and therefore IBERIA will not accept any animal with destination United Kingdom.
Journeys from Third Countries with favourable conditions towards the European Union:
For certain European countries (Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland and the Vatican), entry will be admitted according to the applicable national regulations (except United Kingdom, Ireland, Malta and Sweden).
They will also be admitted entrance into European states (except UK, Ireland, Malta and Sweden) from certain rabies-free countries (Antigua and Barbuda; Argentina; Aruba; Ascension Island; Australia; Barbados; Bahrain; Belarus; Bermuda; Bosnia and Herzegovina; British Virgin Islands; Canada; Cayman Islands; Chile; Croatia; Dutch Antilles; Falkland Islands; Fiji; French Polynesia; Hong Kong; Jamaica; Japan; Malaysia; Mauritius; Mayotte; Mexico; Montserrat; New Caledonia; New Zealand; Russian Federation; Saint Helena; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Pierre and Miquelon; Saint Vincent and Grenadines; Singapore; Taiwan; Trinidad and Tobago; United Arab Emirates; United States of America; Vanuatu; Wallis and Futuna) with a valid certificate according to the applicable national regulations.
Journeys from Third Countries with other conditions, into the European Union:
For cases of entry from certain countries with an unfavourable situation with regard to rabies not included in the point above, entrance will be admitted into European states (except Sweden, UK and Malta) with a valid certificate as indicated by the applicable national regulations, certifying that the animal has had a rabies vaccination or, where applicable, a booster vaccination that is valid in accordance with the recommendations of the manufacturer laboratory, with an inactivated vaccination of at least one antigen unit per dose (WHO standard) and that the animal has had a blood test to confirm a neutralising antibody titration at least equal to 0.5 IU/ml in a sample taken by a qualified veterinarian at least 30 days following vaccination and 3 months before the trip.
More information at:
* Only available in English, French and German