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Croatia pet travel regulations. How to enter Croatia with a dog or a cat

In order to go on a trip to Croatia, you should collect all the necessary documents and make sure that your pet meets the sanitary standards established in the country. Before leaving, please review the following list of requirements for bringing pets into Croatia.

Your pet (dog, cat, or ferret) must:

• Have an identity document. This can be a European pet passport or a veterinary certificate. For animals from third countries, the presence of a certificate is another requirement;

• Have personal identification. According to EU general rules, a microchip (preferably ISO 11784 or 11785) or a readable tattoo (if made before 07/03/2011) is accepted. A microchip has to be introduced before vaccination against rabies;

• Be vaccinated against rabies. An animal may be allowed to be imported into Croatia if at least 21 days have passed since the introduction of the rabies vaccine (the minimum period for establishing immunity to rabies);

• Animals from third countries with a high risk of rabies infection require antibody titer test. The test must be carried out in approved laboratories, a list of which you can find on the website of the European Commission.

No more than 5 animals per person are allowed. The exception is movement with a purpose of participating in exhibitions, competitions, sports events or trainings before them. In this case, the age of the animals must be at least 6 months old, and the owner must provide written confirmation of participation in these activities.

In case of non-compliance with the prescribed sanitary standards, the animal may be sent back to the country of departure, placed in quarantine or, as a last resort, euthanized. In this case, all costs associated with the application of these measures are paid by the owner of the animal or its authorized person.

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