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Taking a Pet to Spain

Posted by Sunuti on April 23, 2018
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If you are moving to Spain you may well have a pet such as a dog or a cat that you would like to take with you. In essence, this is actually quite an easy process which we will outline for you as follows below.

Firstly if you are travelling from within the EU your pet will need to have a passport, you will need to download this form (https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/publications/pet-export-and-import applicationforms) and submit it at least 28 days before your date of travel to make sure it arrives in time.

In order to get this passport your dog will need to have a ISO Microchip and be up to date with all of its vaccinations, in addition to this your pet will need to be vaccinated at least 21 days before your date of travel have been vaccinated no more than one year before the date of travel.

The following breeds of dogs must be registered at least three months prior to travel and must wear a muzzle when passing through Spanish Airport Security; Pit Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Rottweiler, Dogo Argentino, Fila Brasiliero, Tosa Inu and Akita Inu.

If you are travelling by Air then you have two options, you can either put the pet in the hold or in some cases you can take the pet with you in the cabin with you but you will need to check with the airline prior to confirming as some locations do not allow this and also in some instances there is a restriction on the amount of pets that can travel at anyone time so you will need to make the airline aware.

The container in which you take the pet for travel will also need to be acceptable by the airline as it must have such things as be properly ventilated, have a water proof bottom and be clearly marked so again we highly recommend that you contact the airline to be sure.

So, for once, this is actually quite an easy thing to do but still be sure to make sure you have the passport with you and to be safe a copy of the confirmation of vaccination.

Taking a Pet to Spain

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