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

Are you planning a trip to Poland? To bring animals (dogs, cats, or ferrets) into the country, there are a number of requirements that your pet must meet:

• Be identified with a microchip (or a tattoo if it was made before 07/03/2011);

• Have a valid rabies vaccination, the first dose of which is administered to animals over 12 weeks of age. Primary vaccination is considered valid if at least 21 days have passed since its introduction. It is prohibited to import any unvaccinated animals into Poland;

• Animals from countries with a high risk of rabies infection require an antibody titer test. These countries include Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Kazakhstan, Korea, Turkey, Ukraine and others (not listed in Annex II to Regulation (EU) No 577/2013);

• It is necessary to have a document proving the identity of the pet, with full information about the animal and its medical history. This can be a pet passport (for EU Member States) or a veterinary certificate;

• If the animal is travelling with an authorized person, the owner must provide written permission for the animal to be transported by that person.

No more than five pets (dogs, cats, or ferrets) per owner are allowed. The exception is trips to Poland for the purpose of participating in exhibitions and sporting events, as well as to prepare for them. In order to be allowed to enter the country in this case, you must have written confirmation of registration for the event, and your pet must be at least 6 months old.

In case of non-compliance with the above standards, the pet may be sent back to the country of origin, moved to quarantine for the necessary treatment, or, in extreme cases, euthanized. In this case, the person responsible for the pet will have to cover all costs associated with the implementation of sanctions measures.

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