Relocating Pets to Canary Islands
The Canary Islands, a Spanish archipelago off the coast of north-western Africa, are rugged volcanic isles known for their black and white sand beaches. The Canary Islands make for an incredible destination, boasting cultural activities, stunning landscapes and a delectable gastronomy and wine scene.
The Canary Islands are definitely a pet-friendly destination wherein many beaches, resorts and restaurants allow tourists to visit with their four-legged companion. While relocating with pets, it is important to keep the following things in mind-
- The first step is to microchip your pet with a 15 digit ISO compliant pet microchip.
- A rabies vaccination should be administered no less than 30 days and no more than 12 months prior to entry. All dogs must be vaccinated against distemper.
- After waiting 30 days, a rabies titer test must be administered. Samples must be processed at approved laboratories. Assuming test results within acceptable limits, your pet can enter the Canary Islands no sooner than 3 calendar months after the date of blood sampling.
- For non-commercial regulations, the owner or a legal representative of the owner is traveling with or within 5 days of the pet and the transport does not involve purchase, sale or transfer of ownership.
- A licensed veterinarian in the originating country must complete the non-commercial EU health certificate for the Canary Islands within 10 days of travel.
- In case of a commercial transportation, a licensed veterinarian in the originating country must complete the commercial EU health certificate for the Canary Islands within 48 hours of travel.
- All the forms must be endorsed by the government agency responsible for the import and export of animals.
- Accompanied pets entering the Canary Islands by air from non-EU countries must do so at Gran Canaria Airport.
- Pets should enter the Canary Islands directly or transit through another EU Member State. If your pet transits through a high-rabies country, then a Transit Declaration will be required.
- Pets may arrive in the cabin, as checked baggage or as air cargo.
- All pets must be free of evidence of disease communicable to humans when examined at the port of entry to the Canary Islands.
- Canary Islands does not publish a list of banned breeds.
As you start planning your trip overseas, you should consider hiring professional assistance to make your pet’s relocation safe, smooth and hassle-free. AirPets relocates hundreds of pets every year to and from India and is very thorough with its process. You can get in touch with us at +91-9257-123-123 or write to [email protected] for a professional consultation.