Pet Travel Question: Flying with a Puppy to Turkey

Name: Casey
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Australian Shepherd
From: USA
To: Turkey

If the dog is eight weeks old, which is too young for a rabies shot, will they be allowed into the country? Also, the puppy will be shipped unaccompanied. Is that allowed?




Hello Casey,

First, you'll want to review these pet import requirements for Turkey and then double check with the Turkey Ministry of Agriculture to find out what, if any, age exceptions exist. Generally pets do require a rabies shot, and we personally recommend that pets be at least four months old before they fly. At this point they're stronger and better equipped to withstand the rigors of travel. Finally, here is some more information about bringing pets to Turkey that may be helpful, and for questions about the pet flight, you'll want to double check with the pet-friendly airline you choose.

Please contact us if you have any more questions, and good luck with everything!



PetRelocation Team




Back to top