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Entering in Italy with pets


Entering in Italy with pets

The Italian legislation allows entry into Italy from Israel with a maximum of five pets in tow, provided that each animal:
has a microchip or a clearly legible tattoo if applied before 3 July 2011; has been vaccinated against rabies; has undergone treatment against tapeworm Echinococcus multilocularis;
Each animal must also have:

  • · Original European Veterinary Certificate (bilingual) drawn up by the competent local authority, in the 10 days prior to departure. This certificate must include:
  • identification of the animal through a microchip;
  • the rabies vaccination carried out;

           this certificate is valid for travel within Europe for a maximum period of 4 months or until the expiration date of vaccinations.

  • Original anti-rabies vaccination certificate and any other valid vaccinations (animals must be vaccinated for no less than 21 days and no more than 1 year from the date of their arrival in Italy).
  • Antibody titration against rabies, with a result of at least 0.5 IU / ml, carried out in an approved laboratory (animals can be imported no earlier than 3 months from the date of testing).
      • BEWARE!
      • Coming from Israel, your pet must have an EU health certificate issued by an official veterinarian belonging to the public veterinary service of the country of departure (“Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Develpoment) no more than 10 days before arrival of the pet animal in the EU. The certificate is valid for travel between EU countries for 4 months from that date or until the rabies vaccination expires.

        In addition, a written declaration stating that the pet's travel is not for commercial reasons must be completed and attached to your pet's health certificate. This declaration is also required if your pet travels under the responsibility of a person authorized by you. In this case, your pet must be reunited with you within 5 days of your trip.

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