Traveling with Pets in Croatia

Traveling with your beloved pet to Croatia is absolutely possible, but it’s essential to adhere to specific rules and regulations that have been harmonized with EU guidelines. For EU citizens planning to bring their furry companions along for a vacation in Croatia, a few fundamental prerequisites must be met.

Traveling with Pets - Croatia

For a smooth journey with your pets to Croatia, certain requirements must be met, aligning with EU regulations:

  1. Microchipping or Tattoo: Your pets should be microchipped or bear a clearly readable tattoo applied before June 3, 2011.

  2. Rabies Vaccination: Ensure your pets are vaccinated against rabies.

  3. Echinococcus multilocularis Treatment (Dogs): Dogs must receive treatment against the Echinococcus multilocularis tapeworm.

  4. European Pet Passport: Your pets need a valid European pet passport when traveling within EU Member States. This standardized and compulsory document includes vital information such as the animal’s description, microchip or tattoo number, rabies vaccination records, and the owner’s or issuing veterinarian’s contact details. These passports are issued by authorized veterinary offices and are available for dogs, cats, and ferrets. The passport remains valid as long as your pet receives regular rabies vaccinations.

For third-country nationals traveling to Croatia with pets, they must obtain an EU animal health certificate. This certificate, containing essential details about your pet and their rabies vaccination history, should be validated by an authorized veterinarian in your home country no more than ten days before entering Croatia.

For more information, you can refer to the Customs Administration – Movement of Animals and EU regulations for traveling with pets and other animals within the EU.

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