Pet Travel Question: Does Turkey Require A Titer Test?

Name: Heather
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Great Dane
From: USA
To: Turkey

Does Turkey require a rabies titer test? I have seen yes and no depending on the site. My dog is up to date on all of his vaccinations and has a current /recent rabies vaccination.

The titer test would delay him by three months according to one site, so I just wanted to make sure.

Thanks,

Heather

 

Hi Heather,

Thanks for the question! Several countries require titer tests, but Turkey is currently not one of them. Here are the pet import requirements for Turkey—take a look and please let us know if you have any more questions.

Thanks, and good luck with your trip!

 

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By Elizabete on August 7, 2018 at 12:58 pm

Hi, I saw your answer about if Turkey requires a rabies titer test. You said no, but the link you gave says yes. Next week my dog will have this test and if she really needs, do I need to wait 3 months, or as soon I get the result Can I go? I will not stay in Turkey, just travel from Nepal to South America, but as I need to wait 20 hours in Turkey and need to go to a hotel, I do not know if she really needs or not. Thanks
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By maegan@petrelocation.com on August 13, 2018 at 9:27 am

Hi Elizabete! It is required that your pet receive a rabies titer test before transport to Turkey. The requirements state that your pet must wait 90 days after the titer test before traveling to Turkey. However, we've had clients that are not able to satisfy import reqs prior to arrival, so we've been able to have their pet qualify for home quarantine. The Turkish government will send a vet to your home 1x per month to check the pet until import reqs are satisfied. The duration of which is dependent on how much of the requirements have been met (4-months max). If you need additional information about how we can assist with your move, feel free to contact us directly. Thanks!
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By Bam Willoughby on August 27, 2018 at 9:50 pm

Do you mean you have had clients not satisfy the post titer-test waiting period requirement or the entirety of the titer test requirements and subsequently qualify for home quarantine? I am not sure I will have time to satisfy the turnaround of 30 days post rabies for a titer test and I am wondering if having the rabies vaccine will be enough to qualify for home quarantine. Thanks!
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By cquezada@petrelocation.com on August 28, 2018 at 3:52 pm

Hi Bam,

In our experience, the titer results must be received before making the move to Turkey, even if the pet will complete the 90 day waiting period in an in-home quarantine. All of our moves to this country have had the blood test complete prior to the move, but you may be able to contact a pet shipper in Turkey who has encountered a scenario like this. You can find a directory and search by country here. Hope this helps!
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