Relocating Pets to Croatia
Croatia, officially the Republic of Croatia, is a country at the crossroads of Central and Southeast Europe on the Adriatic Sea. When it comes to scenery, Croatia is a strong contender for Europe's best in show. The country's dazzling Adriatic coastline, with its sunny beaches, shimmering waters, and clusters of walled, red-capped towns sprouting from photogenic headlands are well known.
It is true that Croatia unlike its neighbours is not as pet friendly but is still a beautiful country to travel to with your pet. Even though many beaches prohibit dogs, people are receptive and friendly with dogs. When travelling with pets it is important to keep the following things in mind-
- The first step is to microchip your pet with a 15 digit ISO compliant pet microchip.
- All pets must have proof of the current rabies vaccination administered after a microchip was implanted to enter Croatia.
- All pets must have a rabies titer test administered before entering Croatia and all samples must be processed at approved laboratories.
- For non-commercial regulations the owner or a legal representative of the owner is traveling with or within 05 days of the pet and the transport does not involve purchase, sale or transfer of ownership.
- A licensed veterinarian in the originating country must complete the non-commercial EU certificate for Croatia within 05 days of travel.
- In case of a commercial travel, a licensed veterinarian in the originating country must complete the commercial EU certificate for Croatia within 48 hours of travel.
- Your pet must enter Croatia by air at Dubrovnik, Mali Lošinj, Osijek, Pula, Rijeka, Split, Zadar and Zagreb. If your pet is flying alone, it should enter Crotia at Zagreb.
- Pets should enter Croatia directly or transit through another EU Member State. If your pet transits through a high-rabies country, then a Transit Declaration will be required stating that your pet has had no contact with rabies-carrying animals and remained secured within the airplane or airport.
- All pets must be free of evidence of disease communicable to humans when examined at the port of entry to Croatia.
- All bull terrier-type dogs and their crosses (Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Bull Terrier and Miniature Bull Terrier) which do not possess a pedigree issued by the Kennel Club of one of the member countries of the International Canine Organizations (FCI) will not be permitted entry to Croatia.
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