When traveling in the EU, pets such as dogs, cats and ferrets must have a chip, a passport and be vaccinated against rabies. The spokesman of the State Veterinary Administration (SVS) Petr Vorlíček reminded this on Tuesday. Owners whose animals do not comply with these measures face penalties according to the Member States. For example, in the Czech Republic it is a fine of CZK 20,000 for a natural person and up to CZK 300,000 for entrepreneurs.
“When traveling with a dog, cat or ferret to another EU Member State, the animal companion must be marked with a microchip complying with the relevant ISO standards for microchips and reading devices. July 2011, “said the report.
According to the central director of SVS, Zbyněk Semerád, one person can be accompanied by a maximum of five pets on a journey that does not aim to sell animals. “This number can be increased only in justified cases, such as participation in competitions, exhibitions or sporting events,” added Semerád.
Before the trip, the breeder must buy a passport for the animal from an approved veterinarian. It must be a registered person who will accompany the animal on the road, usually the owner. If someone else is traveling with the animal, they must have the owner’s authorization.
“A dog, cat or ferret over 12 weeks of age must be validly vaccinated against rabies. The animal may travel for up to 21 days after the vaccination has taken place or, in the case of revaccination that took place during the previous vaccination, may travel immediately. the animal was pinched, “Vorlíček reminded.
When traveling with a dog to Ireland, Malta or Finland, the animal must be dewormed 120 to 24 hours before entering the territory of these countries. The action must be confirmed in the passport. “At the same time, it is worth noting that in some countries, such as Germany, there could be a problem if the traveling dog belongs to some of the so-called fighting breeds. In such cases, certain restrictions apply, so the JRC recommends asking the local veterinary authority. “he added.
In countries outside the EU, including the United Kingdom, the conditions are set by individual states. Travelers should check with either the local veterinarian or the country’s embassy.
If someone does not comply with the conditions, there is a risk of various penalties in individual European countries, from sending the animal back, to isolating the animal to killing it, which can happen if he travels from countries where rabies occurs.
Source: Tyden.cz by www.tyden.cz.
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