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Pets to Bring into Romania

There are no restrictions on importing cats and dogs. However, all pets must have a microchip implant. Pets entering the country must also have proof of a recent veterinarian check and documentation that they are up to date on their rabies shots. A health certificate is required for all animals transported by air. If you are travelling from the US you will need APHIS form 7001 or from the EU, form 998. If you are travelling from another country, your veterinarian will need to provide you with an International Health Certificate before your pet's departure.

Unvaccinated pets (dogs and cats only) under 3 months old may enter an EU country, but there are additional regulations that must be met. Certain aggressive breeds of dogs are prohibited from entry.

Pets entering from a country with a high incidence of rabies must have a serological (blood titre) test performed at least 90 days prior to entering the country. This test must be performed at an approved laboratory.

Failure to comply with these regulations will not only mean that the pet is refused entry but that the relevant authority in consultation with an authorised vet can decide to return the pet home, or place the pet in quarantine at the expense of the owner or natural person responsible for pet; or as a last resort, without financial compensation, put the pet down where the return trip home or quarantine cannot be envisaged.

All other pets (birds, invertebrates, tropical fish, reptiles, amphibian, mammals such as rodents and rabbits) are not subject to the regulations in respect of the anti-rabies vaccination but may have to meet other requirements as to a limit on the number of animals and a certificate to accompany them in respect of other diseases. Owners travelling with pet's other than dogs, cats and ferrets are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of the country of destination.

Do not allow your pet to roam freely in Romanian communities as a rodent control program instituted by the Romanian Government sets out poison in areas likely to attract stray animals, such as trash bins and abandoned structures. This means that indoor pets are preferable to those that must stay outside.

Veterinary clinics are abundant in Romania, though the quality of the care can sometimes be questionable.




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