In order to be moved into a Member State from another Member State,

  • the pet animal (dog, cat or ferret) must be marked by the implantation of a transponder (see technical specifications in Annex II to Regulation (EU) No 576/2013).
  • the pet animal (dog, cat or ferret) must be vaccinated against rabies by an authorised veterinarian in accordance with Annex III to Regulation (EU) No 576/2013, as follows:
    • the animal was at least 12 weeks old at the date the vaccine was administered;
    • the date of administration of the vaccine does not precede the date of marking or reading of the transponder;
    • the period of validity of the vaccination starts not less than 21 days from the completion of the vaccination protocol for the primary vaccination, and any subsequent vaccination was carried out within the period of validity of the preceding vaccination.
  • the pet animal (dog only) must, prior to entering Finland, Ireland, Malta or the United Kingdom, or Norway, be treated against the parasite Echinococcus multilocularis in accordance with Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1152/2011, as follows:
    • the treatment must be administered by a veterinarian within a period of not more than 120 hours and not less than 24 hours before the time of scheduled entry;
    • the treatment must be certified by the administering veterinarian in the relevant section of the passport.
  • the pet animal (dog, cat or ferret) must be accompanied
    • by a passport (see model in Part 1 of Annex III to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 577/2013)
      • completed and issued by an authorised veterinarian;
      • documenting the alpha-numeric code displayed by the transponder or the tattoo, the details of the vaccination against rabies, and where applicable, the details of the treatment against Echinococcus multilocularis.
    • by a written declaration signed by the owner, in the case where the movement of the animal is carried out under the responsibility of a natural person who has authorisation in writing from the owner to carry out the non-commercial movement of the animal on behalf of the owner, and within not more than five days of the owner’s movement.

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