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Ministry of Foreign Affairs Consular Affairs Travel to Serbia Travel with a Pet Groups

Travel with a Pet

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• DOGS, CATS AND FERRETS

ENTRY
For importing dogs, cats and ferrets into the country, the following conditions must be met:
  1. that pets have been permanently identified in the prescribed way;
  2. that pets are accompanied by a passport issued by the competent/authorized veterinarian of specific country, confirming that:
    (1) the pet has been vaccinated or revaccinated against rabies by using registered inactivated vaccine containing minimum one antigen unit per dose (WHO standard) and performed according to instruction of the vaccine manufacturer, in case of a pet aged over three months;
    (2) that 21 days have passed since the vaccination, in case of the first vaccination against rabies;
    (3) that the pet remained at the same location since birth, and was not in contact with wild animals which could have been exposed to infection or it is moving together with and depending on its mother, in case of pets aged less than three months and not yet vaccinated.
You can find a sample veterinary certificate for dogs, cats and ferrets here

EXIT
In case of exportation of cats and dogs from the Republic of Serbia, the following preconditions must be met:

  1. that pets have been permanently identified in accordance with specific regulation on animal identification;
  2. that pets are accompanied by a certificate issued by the competent authority and a passport issued by the authorized veterinarian, confirming that:
    (1) the pet has been vaccinated or revaccinated against rabies by using registered inactivated vaccine containing minimum one antigen unit per dose (WHO standard) and performed according to instruction of the vaccine manufacturer, in case of animal pet aged over three months,
    (2) that the pet had undergone testing of blood serum for titer of specific neutralizing antibodies against rabies virus, with the threshold titer of at least 0,5 IU/ml , in laboratory authorized by the European Union. The testing must be done at least 30 days after the vaccination and three months before exportation, however, testing of the blood serum should not be repeated in case of animals which have been regularly re-vaccinated after the last titration in intervals as determined in the instruction of the vaccine manufacturer.
Pets under three months old cannot be exported until they reach the age to be vaccinated, also if after vaccination they were not subjected to testing of blood serum for titer of specific neutralizing antibodies against rabies virus, unless the competent authority specifies otherwise.

• OTHER ANIMALS:

­ INVERTEBRATES (with the exception of bees and crustaceans),
­ ORNAMENTAL TROPICAL FISH,
­ AMPHIBIANS,
­ BIRDS (with the exception of poultry),
­ REPTILES AND
­ MAMMALS (RODENTS AND DOMESTIC RABBITS)

For non-commercial movement of listed animals, it is necessary that the pets are accompanied by a certificate confirming that all veterinary-sanitary conditions/requirements for their non-commercial movement have been fulfilled.

You can find a sample veterinary certificate here:
- for birds 
- for other pets  - invertebrates (with the exception of bees and crustaceans), ornamental tropical fish, amphibians, reptiles and mammals (rodents and domestic rabbits).

Contact telephone:

- International Traffic Section +381 11/2602 634, +381 11/2602 498 and
- Border Inspection +381 11/2602 774.