Dogs and cats imported to Italy are required to be microchipped with an ISO 11784/11785 compliant 15 digit pet microchip.
A valid rabies vaccination is required for dogs and cats entering Italy. The Rabies vaccination must be administered within the acceptable timeframe after the microchip implant.
Other Vaccinations or treatments
General health vaccinations are recommended for travel to Italy.
Rabies Titer Blood Test
A passing rabies titer blood test result (>=0.5 IU/ml) by an approved lab is required to enter Italy with dogs and cats. The blood test must follow EU regulations of when and where the blood is tested. Prior to import and after the rabies titer blood test there is a three month waiting period prior to import.
All dogs and cats entering Italy must have a health check and health certificate endorsed by a government vet prior to the flight. The timeframe for this is dependent on the country of export.
Import permits are not required for dogs or cats entering Italy.
There are no import restrictions for any breeds entering Italy.
There is no quarantine for healthy dogs or cats that are imported to Italy according to proper import regulations.
We recommend you start preparing your dog or cat atleast four months in advance of your planned flight date. Puppies and Kittens may take longer to prepare.
*Health regulations for import to the EU are standard with the exception of a few countries (including UK, Switzerland, and Ireland) which have additional requirements.
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Terminal4Pets posts up to date information reflecting current regulations for pet import to the countries listed to the best of our ability. Country specific import regulations and policies are updated by government veterinary authorities. Noncompliance with import regulations may result in quarantine of pet, denial of import and return to country of origin or euthanasia.
Terminal4Pets will not be liable due to information posted here. Compliance with all import regulations to the destination country is the sole responsibility of the importer.
We recommend using our Pet Flight Management Service prior to flight to consult with our pet flight specialists and to never take unnecessary risks