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

In order to travel to Estonia with a pet (dog, cat, or ferret), it is important for your pet to meet the requirements.

If you are coming to Estonia from another EU country:


• Your pet must be identified by a microchip that complies with ISO 11784 and is readable by an ISO 11785 device. The animal is allowed to have a tattoo if it was made before 07/03/2011;

• It is necessary to provide a European pet passport, which should contain information about the owner, his contacts and home address, as well as details of vaccination against rabies (indicated in section V of the passport);

• The pet must be vaccinated against rabies and the vaccination must be valid at the time of travel. It is allowed to bring into Estonia young animals (up to 12 weeks old) without rabies vaccination if they are accompanied by a passport and have a microchip;

• Tapeworm treatment is NOT required to enter Estonia with a pet.


The above rules also apply to pets (dogs, cats, or ferrets) from Andorra, the Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Greenland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, and the Vatican City State.


If you are coming to Estonia from non-EU countries:

• Your pet must be identified by a microchip that complies with ISO 11784 and is readable by an ISO 11785 device. The animal is allowed to have a tattoo if it was made before 07/03/2011;

• A veterinary certificate must be provided, which must include the pet's owner, microchip (or tattoo) number, and rabies vaccination details. The certificate must be completed and issued by an authorized veterinarian in your country no more than 10 days before travel;

• Third-country citizens must submit a declaration of the non-commercial nature of the movement of pets. The declaration can be completed by the pet owner or an authorized person. You can find the declaration (and veterinary certificate) template on the official website: https://pta.agri.ee/en/animals/travelling-pet

• The pet must be vaccinated against rabies and the vaccination must be valid at the time of travel. It is prohibited to import into Estonia young animals (under 12 weeks old) without rabies vaccination from third countries;

• If your country is a high-risk country for rabies (not listed in annex II to Regulation 577/2013 EU), you will also need to provide a pet antibody test certificate. The minimum acceptable result is 5 IU/ml. Data on the test for antibody titer must be indicated in the veterinary certificate;

• Tapeworm treatment is NOT required to enter Estonia with a pet.


When travelling to Estonia with pets for non-commercial purposes, it is prohibited to sell animals and transfer property rights to third parties. No more than 5 pets are allowed for non-commercial purposes. The exception is trips for the purpose of participation in competitions, exhibitions, sporting events and preparation for them. Detailed information can be found on the official website of the Estonian Agriculture and Food Board.