WHAT YOU NEED TO TRAVEL WITH YOUR DOG IN EUROPE
- The dog must have the Microchip. It is allowed the tattoo provided it is legible and only if affixed before 3 July 2011.
- Vaccination anti-rabies currently valid.
The duration of validity of the rabies vaccination varies from one to three years, depending on the marketing authorization obtained from the pharmaceutical company. (all specifications can be consulted: https://europa.
For the vaccination to be considered valid, the dog must be at least 12 weeks old, and can travel abroad starting from the twenty-first day after completion of the vaccination protocol.
In some countries, you can travel with your dog even if it is less than 12 weeks old and has not been vaccinated against rabies, or if it is between 12 and 16 weeks old and has been vaccinated, but is not yet completely immune to rabies.
To be able to travel with your dog in these cases:
- You must have a statement attached to your pet passport stating that your pet has not had any contact with any animal species at risk of rabies from birth until the time of travel;
- the pet must be accompanied by the mother, whose passport shows that she was vaccinated against rabies before giving birth.
- own the passport for pets, where the personal data of the dog, the owner's data and the various necessary vaccinations must be reported.
To request it, you need: Registration in the canine registry office; veterinary certificate of successful reading of the microchip; health card certifying the valid anti-rabies vaccination if carried out before the issuance of the passport. Vaccinations carried out after the issuance of the passport can be recorded directly in the passport.
To request it, just contact the ASL of your region, even directly online, attaching all the required documentation, at a cost of around 25 euros.
A pet passport is valid for life, provided the rabies vaccination is valid.