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Bringing Pets to Spain-Within the EU

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1. Travel to Spain from an EU country


Make an appointment with your vet: ensure that all required inoculations/vaccinations are given within the time period required before travel. Maximum of 5 pets may travel (there are some exceptions)

To introduce a dog, cat or pet ferret in Spain, it must:

• Be identified with a microchip, or tattoo (if it was made before 03/07/2011) and as long as it remains legible.

• Be vaccinated against rabies with a valid vaccine at the time of travel and included in the passport.

• Have a European passport for the movement of pets. In the passport, the sections “Owner”, “Description of the animal”, “Marking”, “Issuance of the passport” and “Anti-rabies vaccination” must be completed (see The link below)

Sections of Serological Test, Treatment against Ticks, Treatment against Echinococcus, Other Vaccinations, Clinical Examination, Legalization and Others are not obligatory.

No exceptions are granted, and dogs, cats and ferrets less than15 weeks old, and therefore not vaccinated with a valid rabies vaccine, are not allowed to enter Spain

• The minimum age to vaccinate the animals will be 12 weeks .

• In order for the vaccine to be valid, it must be at least 21 days after the inoculation.

Non-commercial movement within the EU

Some frequently asked questions from within the EU and from outside the EU

Please note: The information provided is based upon our understanding of current legislation. It is not legal advice but is provided freely to enable you to be properly informed. We recommend that if you are considering taking action, you should seek professional advice.

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