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Do I need passport/vaccination certificate/chip to enter the country with a pet?
If Ukrainians travel with their pet to Bulgaria (and the rest of EU), the animal need to meet usual requirements:
- The presence of a microchip.
- Vaccination against rabies - vaccination should be carried out only in a veterinary clinic. It is allowed to use only those vaccines that are certified in Ukraine. Appropriate marks must be made in the veterinary passport, which must be certified by the doctor's signature and the clinic's seal. We draw your attention to the fact that it is possible to conduct an analysis for antibodies to rabies only 30 days after the last vaccination. Therefore, vaccination must be done no earlier than 30 days before sampling and no later than a year before the study.
- Anti-rabies antibody titer test – a laboratory study that allows you to establish the degree of anti-rabies antibodies, i.e. find out whether your animal is protected after vaccination. If the titer of antibodies is less than the established norm, then the animal must be re-vaccinated against rabies. A number of factors influence the formation of immunity: breed, species, age, frequency of vaccination, etc. The rabies antibody titer test is given no later than three months before the animal is taken abroad. The research is conducted in laboratories recognized by the European Union.
- European-style passport issued by state veterinary institutions. The document is filled out in English and Ukrainian and is valid until the end of the animal's life. The cost of registration is approved by a resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and amounts to 51,29 UAH. If any of the documents are missing, inform the competent person, fill out an application and, if possible, you will be allowed to go through a simplified border crossing procedure. We also advise you to familiarize yourself with the rules for crossing the border of the specific country to which you plan to travel in detail before your trip.
How can I get vaccination for my pet on the go?
You will need to contact a veterinarian in Bulgaria.
How can I get medication for my pet?
Medicines for animals can be bought at veterinary pharmacies and pet stores in Bulgaria. Search for «Аптека за домашни любимци» on Google.
How can I get food for my pet?
You can buy pet food onlne, in special stores run by retailers or pet shops.
How can I travel with my pet on a plane?
There are several airlines that allow flight with a pet onboard. It is up to each airplane to establish their regulations and additional tariffs will be generally perceived. Therefore we advise you to get in contact with the specific airline.
The general rule is that pets (together with their crate) which remain below a certain weight may be carried in the cabin, whereas pets exceeding such threshold weight must be carried in the cargo area.
What's required to keep the pet in a given country?
Your pet need a microchip, proof of anti-rabies vaccination, and a health certificate.