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There is no quarantine for cats and dogs entering the European Union if the import steps are followed correctly. We are here to help make the process easy for you. 



Before entering the European Union your pet must have:

  • Microchip
  • Vaccinations against Rabies and Core dog / cat vaccines
  • Rabies Titer Certificate
  • Parasite Treatment
  • Veterinary Health Certificate
  • Government International Health Certificate to fly
  • had treatment against the tapeworm Echinococcus multilocularis, where your destination area is free from this tapeworm (Finland, Ireland, Malta, Norway and Northern Ireland)
  • a valid European pet passport, when travelling from an EU country or Northern Ireland to another EU country or Northern Ireland or an EU animal health certificate, when travelling from a non-EU country



Your pet must be microchipped before, or at the same time as their rabies vaccination. If you do not, they will need to be vaccinated again.

  • The microchip is injected under your pet’s skin near their left shoulder blade
  • This is not a tracking device, but is a way to identify and register your dog/cat


Rabies & Core Vaccines

  • Must be given less than a year prior to departure and no less than 30 days
  • Pet must be at least 3 months of age or older


Rabies Antibody Titer Test

Needed for pets traveling to Europe, UK, Japan, Korea, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Hawaii, New Zealand. A blood sample is taken from your pet and sent to a Certified Lab in the United Kingdom. We receive the results 6-8 weeks after.

  • The dog or cat must have had their rabies vaccine 1+ months before starting the rabies titer process
  • Must have a microchip for the titer test.
  • Your pet cannot enter the UK until 3 months after the blood is drawn.
  • Valid for the pet’s lifetime in most countries on the condition that the Rabies Vaccine booster is given annually, prior to the expiration of the last rabies vaccination.



Before your pet enters the UK, your pet must be treated against certain internal and external parasites by a licensed veterinarian 1–5 days prior to entering the country



Veterinary Health Certificate

A licensed veterinarian must complete the Health Certificate for your pet within 5 days of travel.

Government International Health Certificate

Must be completed 7 days prior to departure. Paws International Clinic will complete this step for you. Please bring the following to your appointment:

  1. A printed copy of the owner’s passport
  2. A printed copy of your pet’s vaccination book
  3. Your pet’s vaccination book
  4. Address in Danang
  5. Address at destination
  6. Printed copy of your flight itinerary


Cage Requirements

We highly recommend that you start to acclimate your pet to their travel crate and practice crate training. This will make their travel experience less stressful. During your travel consultation, we will measure, weigh and calculate what size crate is best for your dog or cat. The carrier must be IATA approved.


Sizing Your Pet Crate
This is a crucial step in ensuring your pet’s safety and comfort and can make the difference between being accepted or refused by your airline. Measure your pet according to the chart below for domestic flights. See below for international requirements. Compare your findings with the interior

A= length of animal from nose to root of tail
B = height from ground to elbow joint
C = width across widest part of pet (usually the shoulders)
D = height of animal in standing position (top of head for pets with non-erect ears – from tip of ears for pets with erect ears).


Pets travelling without their owner

As a rule, pets must travel with their owners; however, you may give written permission to another person to accompany your pet for you (this written declaration is described above). You must however be reunited your pet within 5 days of its relocation.

Travelling with more than five pets

You can travel with up to five pets, but if there are more than five pets (dogs, cats or ferrets) you must provide proof that:

  • they are participating in a competition, exhibition or sporting event (by providing for example a registration document), and
  • they are more than 6 months old.

Quarantine in Europe

Your pet won’t have to be quarantined upon arrival in Europe, as long as you comply with all the above health and documentation requirements.

Requirements & Procedures for International Travel

Government regulations change frequently – the information contained here is accurate to the best of our knowledge but be aware that it can change anytime and should be verified before travelling.


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