Bringing Pets to Spain

If pets have an International Vaccination Health Certificate or Pet Passport showing they can be imported into Spain without a quarantine. This will show they are inoculated and free from the diseases listed by Spanish Authorities. The health certificate must be issued no more than 15 days prior to bringing your pet into the country.

The International Health certificate must state:

That your pet shows no signs of disease and has been examined before leaving the country.

The identification and origin of your pet

That your pet has been vaccinated against rabies.

Animals must be accompanied by either guardians or a representative and must have written certification that the cat or dog has been under the guardians' supervision for at least 3 months before entering Spain.

If you are entering from Spain under the Pet Travel Scheme you will need an Export Certificate issued by the MAFF and a Good Health Certificate issued by within 5 days of departure by a vet.

If you are flying to Spain, you also should check with your air carrier before planning when and how to bring your pet to Spain. Some carriers will not transport pets in the luggage compartment during the summer due to the risk of harm to the pet from the heat.

If using a pet transporter like us, in order for us to clear customs we will need the following documents supplied prior to the animalís arrival:

* Copy of Pet Guardianís Passport

* Note from Pet Guardianís Employer stating reason for the Relocation

* City Registration

Notice: Pet dogs, cats, and ferrets must be identified with either a clearly readable tattoo or a microchip. The microchip must comply with ISO standard 11784 or 11785 Annex A, or the appropriate microchip reader must be provided along with the pet. Annex A type microchips available in the United States include AKC/TROVAN, HOMEAGAIN and AVID EUROCHIP.

General Information

Spain is a country located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Its mainland is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar; to the north by France, Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay; and to the northwest and west by the Atlantic Ocean and Portugal. Spanish territory also includes the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean off the African coast, and two autonomous cities in North Africa, Ceuta and Melilla, that border Morocco. With an area of 504,030 km≤, Spain is the second largest country in Western Europe and the European Union after France.

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