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

If you are planning to travel to Lithuania with your pet, you need to consider the rules of non-commercial import of pets into the country. It is allowed to import no more than 5 animals per person if you come to Lithuania for non-commercial purposes.


Requirements for travelling with a pet to Lithuania from other EU countries are:


• Identification, which can be presented as a microchip or a tattoo (if it was made before 07/03/2011);

• A valid rabies vaccination performed on an animal that is 12 weeks of age or older. Vaccination meets the requirements if a minimum period of 21 days has passed since its introduction;

• The presence of a European pet passport, which contains information about the microchip number and details of the vaccination against rabies;

• If the pet is accompanied by an authorized person, a written declaration must also be submitted transferring responsibility for the pet to the authorized person. A sample declaration can be found here: https://vmvt.lt/sites/default/files/authorisation_form_2.pdf?language=en


For citizens of EU countries, it is allowed to import young animals that have not yet been vaccinated due to their age (up to 12 weeks), as well as animals whose vaccination does not yet meet the established requirements (from 12 to 16 weeks). Young animals may be accompanied by a mother who has a valid vaccination, or a declaration by the owner confirming that the pet has not been in contact with animals susceptible to rabies since birth.

Countries such as Andorra, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Greenland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, and Vatican City State will be subject to the same rules as EU member states.


The requirements for travelling with a pet to Lithuania from non-EU countries are:


• Identification, which can be presented as a microchip or a tattoo (if it was made before 07/03/2011);

• A valid rabies vaccination performed on an animal that is 12 weeks of age or older. Vaccination meets the requirements if a minimum period of 21 days has passed since its introduction;

• If you are coming from a high-risk country, your pet should also be tested for rabies antibody titer. The test is done 30 days after the vaccination, and its result should be at least 5 IU/ml;

• The presence of a veterinary certificate, which is accompanied by a declaration of the owner of the fact of non-commercial transportation of the animal or a European pet passport if the pet comes from one of the EU countries;

• If the pet is accompanied by an authorized person, a written declaration must also be submitted transferring responsibility for the pet to the authorized person. A sample declaration can be found here: https://vmvt.lt/sites/default/files/authorisation_form_2.pdf?language=en


It is important for all pets from third countries to enter through certain entry points in the countries of the European Union. A detailed list of entry points can be found at: https://food.ec.europa.eu/animals/movement-pets/travelers-points-entry_en


Lithuania prohibits the import of any pets from third countries that have not been vaccinated against rabies.