Import


We take care of every aspect of the import procedures of your pet or other live animals
We can advise on what documents are necessary for importing your household pets or other live animals into Belgium (health certificates, vaccination certificates, import permit, CITES documents) and guide you through the process of preparing them for their journey to Belgium.

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Documents

We can advise on what documents are necessary for importing your household pets or other live animals into Belgium (health certificates, vaccination certificates, import permit, CITES documents) and guide you through the process of preparing your pet for their journey to Belgium.

Customs clearance

We arrange the obligatory border veterinary inspection conducted by FASFC, the Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain, upon arrival of your pet and handle the customs clearance. When buying a puppy or kitten from a third country, an invoice is required.

Boarding & delivery

If necessary we can organize boarding of your pet before and after the flight, as well as the delivery to your new home. We also offer road transport to nearby destinations within Europe, including the UK.

Import requirements for dogs, cats and ferrets into Belgium

From within the EU and EEA:
  • ID microchip
  • Valid rabies vaccination (effective 21 days after the first vaccination)
  • EU pet passport fully updated
From third countries with a favorable situation with regard to rabies:
  • ID microchip
  • Valid rabies vaccination (effective 21 days after the first vaccination)
  • EU health certificate, completed by an official veterinarian within 10 days of travel
From other third countries:
  • ID microchip
  • Valid rabies vaccination (effective 21 days after the first vaccination)
  • Rabies Neutralizing Antibody Titration test at least 30 days after rabies vaccination and three months prior to import (test conducted in an EU approved laboratory)
  • EU health certificate, completed by an official veterinarian within 10 days of travel
Pet travelling without the owner from outside EU
  • If your pet is entering Belgium by air from third countries and you are unable to travel on the same flight as your pet, you will need to sign a declaration confirming that you do not intend to sell or transfer ownership of your pet. You must show evidence of your travel within 5 days of your petīs movement.
  • If you are intending to sell or change ownership of your dog, cat or ferret, then it must meet additional requirements.

Puppies, kittens and more than 5 pets
Special rules apply when traveling with more than 5 pets or when traveling with puppies or kittens. Owners are strongly advised to seek further information.

Import requirements for other animals into Belgium

  • Birds, invertebrates, tropical fish, reptiles, amphibia, mammals such as rodents and rabbits are not subject to requirements of rabies vaccination, but may have to meet other requirements and should have a health certificate and an import permit to enter Belgium. Owners are strongly advised to seek further information.
  • If your pet is not a dog, cat or ferret, and especially if it is a turtle or parrot, you should verify that it is not protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (www.CITES.org). You will need to apply for additional permits if this is the case. Over 180 countries participate and enforce CITIES regulations.

Feel free to contact us if you have more questions and want to get a quote