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Travelling with pets and other animals in the EU

August 2021

Travelling with pets: dogs, cats and ferrets

EU rules make it easy to travel to another EU country (in this case the 27 EU countries + Norway and the United Kingdom) with your dog, cat or ferret. These rules also cover travel to the EU from a country or territory outside the EU.

With a few exceptions, your pet can travel with you to another EU country or from a non-EU country to an EU country if it has:

  • been micro-chipped or has a clearly readable tattoo if applied before 3 July 2011
  • been vaccinated against rabies
  • had treatment against the tapeworm Echinococcus multilocularis, where necessary (not required for dogs travelling directly between Finland, Ireland, Malta, the United Kingdom and Norway)
  • a valid European pet passport, when travelling to another EU country or an EU animal health certificate, when travelling from a non-EU country.

The EU rules on travelling with pet animals apply to private journeys with pet animals which do not involve a change of ownership or sale.


Here are the general requirements for bringing your pets along with you!


Bringing your pet along is a careful matter, trust Kleya to bring your furry friend safely to Portugal! 

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