EU Animal Health Certificate
Current regulations in Europe and the UK are impossible to comply with for refugees in a state of war. Currently, animals such as dogs and cats are required to be vaccinated, have a microchip and proof of vaccination for rabies, and obviously many animals do not meet these criteria, as at best they have fled the bombings and have arrived at some border after many days walking even with their pets in their arms and wearing clothes.
This is the case in Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia where they are being allowed to enter the country without vaccinations, microchip or tattoo or blood tests. Guardians entering across borders must complete transitional documents for the animals.
For travel to the following countries or territories, you must comply with paragraph 2: Andorra, Switzerland, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Greenland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Vatican City.
At least 30 days after vaccination against rabies (in the case of primary vaccination) a blood sample should be taken from the animal to verify that the post-vaccination antibody level is sufficient, i.e. equal to or higher than 0.5 IU/ml.
In case the animal moves from a country of the European Union to a third country and then returns, this period of three months will not apply, if the evaluation is carried out with a favorable result before the animal leaves the territory of the European Union. This information will be included in the animal’s passport.
For many families, their pets have become an extra member, therefore, it is indisputable to take them on vacation with everyone else. For this reason, we tell you some of the keys and requirements to take into account if you want to travel with pets by plane.
First of all, confirm with the Official Veterinary Service of your destination (for international travel) what health requirements it has for entry. They may require a veterinary certificate, vaccination card with a special dose, among others.
Once you have this information, you will be able to evaluate if you comply and if it is viable to take your pet. Afterwards, you can go to the office of the Colombian Agricultural Institute (ICA) located in all airports, so that they can make a complete inspection of your pet and issue you the Sanitary Inspection Certificate, with which you can travel.
You may have to comply with other conditions, depending on the regulations of your destination. Remember that it is your responsibility to refer to the pages of the countries where you can find this type of information.
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In addition, during the loading and unloading processes, your pet will be in an open-air environment, so there may be significant temperature and humidity changes during the summer and winter.
Your pet may hear machinery and wind noises when the aircraft takes off, lands or is in flight, or engine or ground vehicle noises during the loading or unloading process.
In the case of dogs and cats imported from designated rabies-free areas, if the microchip recorded on the export certificate is used to identify the animal, the holding period will be 12 hours.
When importing animals such as rodents (hamsters, guinea pigs, etc.) and birds, an application form must be submitted to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (application form, health certificate, etc.).
We cannot transport a pet if the sum of the three sides (length, width, height) of the pet’s cage is 292 cm (115 inches) or if the total weight of the pet and cage exceeds 45 kg (99 pounds).