Requirements for travelling to Belarus with pets

If you want to visit Belarus with a pet, make sure that your pet is completely healthy and has all the necessary vaccinations. It is important for you to familiarize yourself with the requirements for the import of pets in advance and prepare your pet for the trip.

It is allowed to import pets (dogs or cats) that meet the following standards:


• For the last 20 days prior to travel, have lived on a holding that is free from anthrax in animals;

• Lived in a region or on a holding free of rabies and tuberculosis in animals for the last 6 months prior to travel;

• Have a microchip or tattoo for identification;

• Have a document that contains data on vaccinations and notes on passing a clinical examination before travelling. For the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) this is a veterinary passport, for third countries – an international pet passport (or veterinary certificate);

• Have been vaccinated against rabies and other dangerous viruses. If the pet is not vaccinated against rabies, he will be denied entry to Belarus;

• Passed a clinical examination by a veterinarian within 5 days prior to departure, during which it was confirmed that the animal is completely healthy and ready to travel.


All dogs must be vaccinated against: rabies, canine distemper, hepatitis, viral enteritis, parvo- and adenovirus infection, leptospirosis.

All cats must be vaccinated against: rabies and leukopenia.

It is allowed to import no more than 2 pets per person for personal purposes. To move more animals and to import animals for commercial purposes, you must obtain permission from the Department of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Belarus and provide a veterinary certificate.