Relocating Pets to Slovakia
Slovakia, officially the Slovak Republic, is a landlocked country in Central Europe. Slovakia is incredibly beautiful with a rich history, unique traditions, vibrant cities, historic architecture and a wealth of opportunities for outdoor adventures. It is also known for its national parks, scenic hiking trails, and hundreds of caves, some of which are UNESCO-protected sites.
Slovakia is fairly dog-friendly, although it's a little harder to find dog-friendly restaurants than in some of its European neighbours. 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 after a microchip was implanted.
- 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 Slovakia 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 Slovakia 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 Slovakia within 48 hours of travel.
- All the forms must be endorsed by the government agency responsible for the import and export of animals.
- Unaccompanied pets must enter Sloakia by air at Bratislava, Kosice, Piestany, Poprad, Sliac or Zilina.
- Pets should enter the Slovakia directly or transit through another EU Member State. If your pet transits through a high-rabies country, then a Transit Declaration will be required.
- All pets must be free of evidence of disease communicable to humans when examined at the port of entry to the Canary Islands.
- Slovakia 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.