Veterinary passport for travel with dogs and cats as pets.
New regulation on the carriage of pets between EU Member States:
Travel within domestic 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.
Travel 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 shot.
Travel to Sweden, the UK, Ireland and Malta.
Pets (except ferrets) shall travel with a pet passport that meets the same requirements as above. Additionally, you should be able to prove they have had a clean rabies neutralising antibodies test (blood test).
If your destination is the United Kingdom or Ireland (*), the sample should be taken 30 days after they were vaccinated and 6 months before the trip.
If your destination is Sweden, the sample should be taken 120 days after they were vaccinated.
Iberia is at this time still unauthorized to carry animals to the United Kingdom. Iberia cannot accept any animals whose destination is the United Kingdom.
Journeys from other countries with favourable conditions to the European Union:
For some 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 entry 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 that meets applicable national regulations.
Journeys from other countries with other conditions to the European Union:
For cases of entry from some countries with an unfavourable situation with regard to rabies not included in the point above, entry will be admitted into European states (except Sweden, UK and Malta) with a certificate that meets applicable national regulations certifying that the animal has had a rabies vaccination or, where applicable, a booster shot 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.
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* Only available in English, French and German