Exact information including last minute changes are available from
the German Federal Ministry of Consumer Protection, Food and
HERE to access pet travel information directly.
enter Germany from the U.S. with your pet, it must
- identified by a clearly visible tattoo or by a transponder*
- be accompanied by a document proving there is an effective
vaccination protection against rabies (inactivated vaccine with
an efficiency of at least one international antigen unit
according to the WHO standard, period of validity of the
vaccination protection according to the information of the
- Download the
HEALTH CERTIFICATE for dogs/cats/ferrets.
The certificate must be issued by a registered official vet or a
vet authorized by the competent authority.
* In Europe, ISO (International Standards Organization) Standard
microchips meeting specifications 11784 or Annex A of ISO Standard
11785 are generally used. If the microchip does not meet either of
these ISO Standards, you must provide your own microchip reader (at
your expense) to enable the microchip number to be read successfully
when your animal enters Europe.
If your vet is not registered officially you need to get the
certificate endorsed by the USDA Veterinarian Services. To do that
send the certificate signed by your vet to:
USDA Veterinarian Services
230-59 Rockway Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11413
phone: 718 553 1727
Before sending your documents, please contact the USDA directly
to inquire about charges and requirements that might apply.
MAX. NUMBER OF ANIMALS
Please note that NO MORE THAN FIVE ANIMALS can
be taken to or through Germany. If you are going to travel with more
pets or your pet for any reason cannot be vaccinated, click
HERE for further information.
- No more than three birds can be taken to or
through Germany and they need to be accompanied by an animal
health certificate. If you are going to travel with
more than three birds, the federal state where the animals will
enter Germany has to grant import permission. For further
- Download the
Health Certificate for birds.
If the pet you are traveling with for any reason cannot be
vaccinated as required, click
HERE for more information.
Other airlines may have different regulations, please check
their websites for details.
Additional information is available from the German Consulate
Please make sure you address your request to the Consulate of your
jurisdiction. Nine German Missions throughout the U.S. offer
consular services. Each Mission covers specific states. Please
determine which Mission can assist you with your concerns by