Pet passport requirements for travel with dogs and cats


The following regulation has come into force relating to the transport of pets between Member Estates of the European Union:

Travel to European Union Member Estates (except United Kingdom, Ireland and Sweden).

Animals must be accompanied by a PASSPORT where the following feature:
- That they have been identified via clearly legible a tattoo or an electronic identification system (microchip).
- Has been vaccinated or revaccinated against rabies.

Travel to Sweden, United Kingdom, Ireland and Malta
Pets (except ferrets) must be accompanied by a PASSPORT containing the same requirements as in point 1. In addition they must have had a satisfactory blood test to determine the presence of rabies antibodies

  • If the destination is United Kingdom and Ireland, the sample must be taken 30 days after the vaccination and 6 months before travel.
  • If the destination isSweden, the sample must be taken 120 days after vaccination

The transportation of animals by IBERIA to the United Kingdom is still not authorised therefore, IBERIA will not accept any animal whose destination is the United Kingdom

More information in www.colvema.org

Journeys from Third Countries with favourable conditions to the European Union:

  • For certain European countries (Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland and The Vatican), they will be permitted entry in accordance with the applicable rules in force (except United Kingdom, Ireland ,Malta and Sweden).
  • From specific countries with favourable anti-rabies conditions (Ascension Island; United Arab Emirates; Antigua and Barbuda; Netherlands Antilles; Argentina; Australia; Aruba; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Barbados; Bahrain; Bermuda; Belarus; Canada; Chile; Fiji; Falkland Islands; Hong Kong; Croatia; Jamaica; Japan; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Cayman Islands; Montserrat; Mauritius; Mexico; Malaysia; New Caledonia; New Zealand; French Polynesia; Saint Pierre and Miquelon; Russian Federation; Singapore; Saint Helena; Trinidad and Tobago; Taiwan; United States of America ; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; British Virgin Islands ; Vanuatu; Wallis and Futuna; Mayotte;) they will also be permitted entry into European states (except the United Kingdom, Ireland, Malta and Sweden) with a valid certificate as required by the applicable national rules.

For more information consult "http://ec.europa.eu/food/animal/liveanimals/pets/qanda_en.htm"

Journeys from Third Countries with other conditions, into the European Union:

For cases of entry from specific countries with unfavourable anti-rabies conditions not included in the previous point, entry will be admitted to European states (except Sweden, the United Kingdom and Malta) with a valid certificate as required by the applicable national rules, where it is certified that the animal has been subject to an anti-rabies vaccination or, as appropriate, a re-vaccination which is valid in accordance with the recommendations of the manufacturing laboratory, with an inactivated vaccine of at least one antigen unit per dose (WHO rule), and which has been subject to an evaluation of neutralising antibodies of, at a minimum, 0.5 UI/ml in a sample taken by an accredited veterinarian at least 30 days after the vaccination and 3 months before the journey.