Please note that the animal health certificate for pets (dogs, cats and ferrets) travelling to the European Union (EU) has changed.
Note 1: Step-by-step instructions on filling out the new veterinary health certificates are available.
Once completed by your veterinarian, the certificate must be endorsed by a veterinarian of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
Please contact your local Animal Health Office to schedule an appointment for endorsement, or to ask any remaining questions you may have.
A checklist is available to ensure you have the required document and details needed to qualify your pet for movement to the in non-commercial movements of five or fewer animals is available in several languages.
The animal must have been vaccinated against rabies with an approved inactivated vaccine or a recombinant vaccine administered by an authorized veterinarian.
According to regulations, a primary vaccination is considered valid if the vaccine is administered according to the manufacturer's protocol and at least 21 days have elapsed between the date of administration of the vaccine and the arrival of the animal in Europe.In the case of a primary vaccination, the validity date as recorded on the health certificate should be 21 days after the vaccination.A revaccination (booster) administered during the period of validity of the previous vaccination is valid on the day it is administered, and the date can be recorded as such on the export certificate.The certificate must be completed in English and the official language of the Member State of the first point of entry into the Member States, including their respective official languages.Note 4: Every attempt has been made to ensure that the information on this site is up-to-date; however, countries can change their import requirements without notifying the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).It is strongly recommended that you contact the embassy or official veterinary authorities in the country of destination to confirm that there are no changes, additional requirements, or prohibitions related to certain breeds of dogs or cats.