If you are thinking of traveling to Germany with a dog and cat and don’t know where to start, this content will certainly help you understand the subject.
That’s why it’s very important that you know all the rules that are imposed so that you can travel with your pet without any problems.
After all, it is essential to understand all the requirements so that you can make the change in a smooth and hassle-free way.
For any non-compliance or irregularity can prevent the pet from reaching German territory.
In this way, PETFriendly Turismo prepared this content to help you understand how to travel to Germany with a dog and cat.< /p>
What do you need to travel to Germany with a dog and cat?
To travel to Germany with a dog and cat, you need to understand all the mandatory steps to travel peacefully.
That is, from the documents you must provide for your animal and visits to the vet.
With that in mind, our team has put all the necessary procedures below in chronological order:
1st – Microchip
Microchip implantation should be done in a veterinary clinic or with a trusted professional who has experience in the application.
This microchip must comply with ISO 11784 and ISO 11785 standards, otherwise it will not be recognized on German territory.
If you are not sure if the animal already has the microchip, an important tip is before the vet applies the chip, make an attempt to read the animal to check if it already has it.
This way, you won’t run the risk of the animal having 2 microchips, each with a number, which can make it difficult for your pet to board.
This microchip works as an animal’s CPF, where you will have all the information about the animal and its guardian.
2nd – Rabies Vaccine
The rabies vaccine can only be given to the pet after the microchip has been implanted.
In other words, if the vaccine has already been made before the microchip, it must be redone, with an interval of 30 days from the previous one, at least, so as not to bring risks to the pet’s health.
Only imported vaccines are accepted! Vaccines applied by the City Hall vaccination campaign and national vaccines are not recognized.
3rd – Rabies Serology
This exam has the function of verifying if the applied rabies vaccine generated the amount of antibodies necessary for the pet to be properly protected.
To perform rabies serology, blood must be drawn at least 31 days after the rabies vaccine has been administered.
Here in Brazil there are 3 laboratories that can perform this serological test: TECSA in Belo Horizonte; USP (Rage Research Center) in São Paulo and the Paraná Institute of Technology in Curitiba.
Only these three locations were accredited by the European Union to carry out this exam here in Brazilian territory.
The result of the Rabies Serology must be greater than 0.5 IU/ml, otherwise it will not be accepted for entry into the European Union.
If this happens, the vaccine must be redone, wait again for 31 days and perform a new exam. THE Rabies vaccine cannot be redone beforehand, as it can bring risks to the animal’s health.
4th – Quarantine
The pet must comply with a 90-day quarantine, and only then can it enter the CVI (International Veterinary Certificate).
This quarantine is normal life for the animal, it will be able to walk, bathe, interact with other animals, but it will not be able to leave Brazil during this period.
The start of the quarantine is on the day of the collection of the Rabies Serology (day zero 0) and from then onwards the 90-day count begins to obtain the rest of the documentation.
This time is required by the European Union, because if the pet shows symptoms of rabies or vaccine reactions, it should happen during this period.
5th – Veterinary Health Certificate
This Veterinary Health Certificate (model AS-1 General) must be signed by the veterinarian who cares for your dog or cat.
The document must have a maximum of 10 days notice before you travel (arrival) to Germany with the PET.
6º – International Veterinary Certificate (CVI or CZI)
With the result of the Serology exam and all other documents in hand, the tutor must schedule the issuance of the CVI in the International Agricultural Surveillance System (Vigiagro).
Each Vigiagro has a deadline for scheduling, so it is necessary to check directly with the unit that intends to issue the documentation.
7º – Application of Vermifuge and Anti Fleas
This is not a requirement, but is highly recommended. The application of an anti-flea dewormer can be administered by a veterinarian on the same day as the clinical examination for the AS-1 veterinary certificate.
What documents are required to travel to Germany with a dog and cat?
To travel to Germany with a dog and cat, you will need to provide documentation for the animals.
In addition, you must provide two copies of the original documents requested, such as:
Certification of microchip application;
Rabies vaccine up to date on the vaccination card;
Report with the result of the Anti-Rabic Serology, and the antibodies must be above 0.5 IU/ml;
Certificate of Health signed by the veterinarian who performed the vaccination;
Completed Animal Inspection Form completed;
Proof of shipment and address from Germany;
The ideal Kennel for traveling to Germany with a dog and cat?
Each airline establishes its rules defining the characteristics of the transport boxes (kennel) according to the species, breed, size and weight of the pet.
The main details required are that the transport is made of a resistant material, with enough ventilation space to guarantee the breathing and health of the animal during the flight.
If the animal is small and travels in the cabin, the transport box can be malleable, but always consulting the airline company to validate if the brand is accepted.
We therefore recommend that a trip involving pets be scheduled well in advance.
Remarks before traveling to Germany with a dog and cat
However, there are some points that should be considered by those who want to travel with their dog or cat, regardless of which company they choose.
Companies require a request form for the transport of animals to be submitted. This can be taken from the company’s website and presented completed during check-in.
There is a limit of animals that are allowed per flight and, therefore, it is important to check the availability of the service before purchasing your ticket.
In addition, it is essential to check the guidelines of each company regarding some important details, such as:
Features of the animal;
What is the best way to travel with a dog and cat to Germany?
To be able to travel with your animals, it is important to be aware that they need to be in good health.
For this reason, we recommend that you carry out a general check up and that all vaccinations and health requirements are up to date.
Therefore, the best way to identify this moment is by contacting PETFriendly Turismo so that you can have a peaceful and no worries.