In order to travel to Germany, pets need a pet passport. There are more details about the pet passport here.

There is a very definite order of how to correctly get your pet a passport for entry into Germany and then back again into UK.

Step 1: Your dog or cat needs a microchip.

Step 2: They then need a rabies vaccination. They must be at least 3 months old before they have this. Some rabies vaccines in the UK last for 3 years and others will last for 3 years but need a top up after one year, so you need to know when the vaccine expires.

Step 3: Your vet issues you with a pet passport and 21 days after the initial vaccination, your pet can travel to Europe and back again.

Step 4: If your pet is travelling by plane, then the airlines demand that they are checked within 5 days of the flight to ensure that they are fit and healthy.

 

Pets entering Germany from a country with a high incidence of rabies must have a Blood Titer Test one month after vaccination and three months prior to departure.

The following breeds of dog are recognised as dangerous dogs and cannot be imported into Germany:

  • American Pitbull Terrier
  • American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • English Bull Terrier

Flying pets to Germany is both simple and tricky. The veterinary requirements are simple, but the logistics and planning can be complicated, as many European airports only accept pets landing at certain times, so the number of flights PetAir UK can use to fly your dog or cat to Europe are limited. Also, the planes used for travel from the UK to Europe are often smaller, and so larger dogs can only travel on certain flights.

At PetAir UK, we’re very experienced at flying pets to Germany and we can plan around all the little rules and regulations to ensure your pets travel comfortably and safely.

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