Pet Passport Germany
This package contains information and detailed step by step instructions on importing your dog, cat or ferret to Germany. If your pet is not traveling to Germany, then you can select the country your pet is traveling to by clicking here to select a pet passport for another country.
Carefully following these instructions will make clearing customs easier and quicker. The instructions will also help to avoid having your pet denied entry, put into quarantine or returned to your country of origin.
Our information is constantly being updated to keep it current.
If your dog, cat or ferret is entering Germany from a rabies-free country or rabies-controlled-country, it will need a 15 digit ISO compliant pet microchip, then a rabies vaccination (in that order) at least 21 days prior to transport*. If your pet's microchip is not ISO compliant, you should carry a microchip scanner.
If your pet is entering Germany from a high-rabies country, it must also have a rabies blood titer test done no sooner than 30 days after vaccination and at least 90 days prior to transport. Select the option above for additional forms and instructions.
If you or your designated representative are traveling with or within 5 days of your dog, cat or ferret from a country outside of the EU, a licensed veterinarian must complete a non-commercial EU health certificate within 10 days of travel. If you or your designated representative are not traveling with or within 5 days of your pet, then a commercial EU health certificate will be required.
*After microchip implantation, re-vaccination and waiting period has passed, your pet can re-enter Germany without a wait time as long as booster vaccinations are given on time and your pet continues to meet the other entry requirements.
With the package, you get the following information:
- Detailed instructions on importing your dog, cat or ferret to Germany
- Instructions on completing the EU health certificate for Germany
- USDA endorsement information (required if entering Germany from the United States)
- Approved titer test laboratories
- FREE unlimited email support both for you and your veterinarian, should either of you have any questions
Also included at no additional cost are forms for bringing your pet to Germany:
- Non-Commercial or Commercial EU Health Certificate for Germany
- Rabies Blood Titer Test Forms (if required - see above)
- Declaration of Non-Commercial Transport
- Microchip Certificate
- Airline Health Certificate
- Inoculation Record - keep your pet's vaccination in one place for easy customs clearance
- Pet Passport Folder - (Free with First Class Mail Delivery Options above) Click Here to View
Further Requirements to import your dog, cat or ferret to Germany:
ISO Pet Microchip - Required before rabies vaccination
Microchip Scanner - Recommended if your pet's microchip is not ISO compliant.
Rabies Certificate - Required - available from your veterinarian
Rabies Blood Titer Test - required when entering Austria from a high-rabies country
Internal and External Parasite Treatment - Not required
Delivery Options (select above):
Email - faster delivery - you can print multiple copies of forms and instructions if you need to.
First Class Mail - we print instructions and forms and mail to you. There is a cost for printing and postage with this option.
It is our objective to prepare the traveling pet owner for all entry requirements that may arise as a result of traveling by air, sea or ground. Enforcement may not be consistent in every country or on every airline, and having proper documentation will better ensure that no problems will arise during your travels.
If you purchase our instructions and forms prior to 30 days before you travel, please check back with us to make sure there have been no changes in the rules or forms required to take your pet to Germany. All updated instructions and forms are provided by email free of charge.
Find more information on importing your pet to Germany.
We cannot offer refunds on pet passport packages unless there is a problem with the information or forms provided.
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Passport came very fast and my dog made it safely to Germany. Thank you so much.
Travel abroad can be filled with overwhelming detail, but Pet Travel Store provided everything in clear, easy to understand language and answered all of our email questions promptly.
Not happy with the new forms at all. Neither is my vet. Took a full twenty minutes at least to fill them out. Lots of wasted space that we don't need. Previous forms were very specific and easy to read and understand. New ones leave very little room, especially for the 15 digit microchip. New forms are bordering in ridiculous. But muchthanks to Jerry for sending me an example copy or we would still be trying to fill them out.
Only the forms were the problem. Your service is excellent.
First of all, this kit is kind of a waste of money as all this information and forms are available online. However, for convenience, this could be worthwhile -- if it was accurate/up-to-date. According to the USDA, the APHIS Form 7001 is only required by countries who don't provide their own form. Germany has the EU Form 998, so a APHIS Form 7001 is not needed according to the USDA.
Pet Travel Store Response:
The 7001 form is recommended to have alongside the EU Veterinary Certificate as some U.S. domestic airlines request to have it as well.
In response to the information being available elsewhere. It is. However, it's a question of the validity of the information that is provided. The amount paid for the forms is not necessarily for the paperwork itself but for the time and effort that is required to make sure that you will have all the accurate instructions and forms necessary to enter a foreign land. We also provide phone and email support for any questions or concerns that a customer or vet may have.