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

If you are planning a trip to Romania with your pet, please read the rules for importing pets. In order for your pet to be allowed to enter the country, it must comply with the veterinary standards established in the country, as well as be accompanied by all necessary documents.

No more than 5 pets are allowed to enter Romania per owner. If you wish to transport more pets, the rules for the commercial movement of pets will apply.

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

• Have an identification that can be presented as a built-in transponder (microchip) or a clearly readable tattoo (if it was applied before 07/03/2011);

• Be accompanied by a pet passport or veterinary certificate (for animals from third countries) with up-to-date information about the pet owner, identification, rabies vaccination and other treatments;

• Be vaccinated against rabies according to international standards (WHO);

• If the animal comes from a country with a high risk of rabies infection, the results of the antibody titer test must be submitted.

If the animal is coming from a third country (non-EU), its owner (or authorized person) must also provide a written declaration confirming that the animal is not intended for sale or transfer to third parties.

Inspection of animals from third countries is carried out at special entry points to Romania. These include Henri Coanda International Airport, Avram Iancu International Airport, as well as land entry points in the cities of Halmeu, Moravica, Albita and Galati.

The general rules for third countries do not apply to pets from Andorra, the Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Greenland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, and Vatican City State. They will be subject to the same rules as for animals from EU Member States.

Romania allows the importation of animals from other EU Member States up to 12 weeks of age without vaccination, and between 12 and 16 weeks of age with a vaccination that is not yet considered valid. In this case, the following conditions must be met:

• Young animals may be accompanied by a mother on whom they are still dependent; mother's pet passport or veterinary certificate must contain information about her valid vaccination;

• If the calf is travelling without a mother, the owner may provide a written declaration that the pet has not been in contact with animals susceptible to rabies from birth to travel.

In case of non-compliance with the conditions, the import of a pet animal will be prohibited, and the animal may be returned to the country of departure or placed in quarantine for the necessary veterinary measures. As a last resort, if the return of animals or quarantine is not possible, the animal may be euthanized. All costs for the implementation of sanctions measures shall be borne by the owner of the animal or an authorized person.

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