Holidays with a dog abroad, where and how to do them.

Before leaving: Passport for the dog

Before leaving, it will be useful to check with the veterinarian, if the destination is foreign it will be necessary to make it there rabies vaccination, necessary to request the dog passport which costs about € 35 + VAT and obviously the microchip or tattoo in order. Only after the 21st day of the rabies vaccination will it be possible to leave so plan ahead. In the meantime, your human will have to take you to the Veterinary ASL of your city to request the passport for the dog, equipped with an updated health card. Dogs must be equipped as well as their passport must be identified by a tattoo or a microchip as per PETS rules, the European rules for taking holidays with a dog abroad, which I describe below. If, on the other hand, you are opting to vacate the holidays with a dog in Italy take a look at our dedicated section or if you prefer traveling with a dog by ship in case you need to take a ferry.

Rules for traveling with a dog in Europe (Pets European Travel Scheme)

To travel with a dog abroad, in Europe, it is mandatory that the animal has a veterinary certificate attesting that the dog has a microchip, that it is vaccinated against rabies and that the veterinarian certifies on the health book (or in the case of update of the passport on the same) the pesticide treatment against fleas and worms has been carried out. Once this is done, the dog will be able to obtain a European passport.

  • microchip or identification tattoo;
  • health card;
  • rabies vaccination (21 days before departure);
  • pesticide treatment (fleas, tapeworms) from 5 days to a maximum of 24 hours before;
  • Veterinary passport, filled in with all these certificates.

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Switzerland

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Spain

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UK

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Germany

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France

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Denmark

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Croatia

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Austria

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