August 24, 2016 No Comments

Bringing Pets Into Spain

From The European Union

There are no border restrictions on bringing in domestic pets to Spain from other European Union countries.

From Outside The European Union

The entry requirements for pets from outside the EU are generally the following. However, these may differ according to the country of origin, so you may need to seek advice from your countries’ embassy on specific cases.

However, there are some general guidelines:

Health and Rabies certificates issued by a veterinary surgeon authorised by the Spanish consulate in your home country or last country of residence. The health certificate should be issued within 10 days of travelling and the rabies certificate must be issued more than 30 days, but less than one year prior to travel.

Animals arriving by air must be met at the airport and may be examined by a Spanish customs veterinary surgeon.
You must provide the correct travelling box for your pet. Your vet, embassy, or travel agent can advise on this.

Re-Entry Requirements

Again, there are no re-entry requirements for domestic pets within the European Union. The exception is to the UK, where your pet, unless he is issued with a “pet passport” confirming his good health, will have to spend 21 days in quarantine.

For ore information on returning to the UK with your pet, see the DEFRA website.

For the USA and most other countries the re-entry conditions are similar to those imposed on animals entering Spain.

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