Planning Rabbit Travel to Spain

Hi PetRelocation,
 

What are the requirements for taking two healthy vaccinated buns to Spain with us? They are my children and we simply will not move without them. Pets are family and family is forever. Is there quarantine in Spain?



They are my loves.

 
Thank you,
Kendall





Hi Kendall,

 
Thank you for your question! We typically suggest referring to the USDA or the European Commission website when seeking out particular pet import rules, particularly when you're moving a pet other than a cat or dog. Rabbits are classified as “other live animals” and as you can see here, standard EU legislation does not apply to them.
 
That means that each country may handle their import differently, so we would suggest looking over the information in the link above and also reaching out to the Spain Ministry of Agriculture or similar authority to find out what you can do to expedite your rabbits' arrival into the country.
 
Rabbits can be sensitive travelers, so we also recommend talking to your vet about how you can help them enjoy a safe trip. Also, be sure to contact the airline you'll be using to find out what the travel rules are for them. You'll need to have airline approved travel crates, for example, and will most likely need to fly them via cargo. Please read over these general pet travel tips and this overview of rabbit travel for more information.
 
Hopefully this helps to get you started! Please let us know if we can help you arrange this move and good luck with your family's relocation to Spain!
 
 
Pet Travel Question Details:
 

Name: Kendall

Estimated Move Date: December 2016

Reason: Work

From: Cape Town, South Africa

To: Granada, Spain

Pets: Caramello and Cupcake (Rabbits)

 

 

Author:

PetRelocation Team

Topic:

Air Travel, Ask the Experts

Pet:

Rabbits

Country:

EU, South Africa

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By gabriela on March 19, 2018 at 10:16 am

hello! I may be moving to new zealand and i need to bring my bunny from spain, when i did the seah it says that only from australia to nz so is it possible to relocate the rabbit from spain to australia and then to new zealand? thanks hope someone can help me!
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By Christina at PetRelocation on March 30, 2018 at 2:16 pm

Hi Gabriela,

Thanks for your question! Unfortunately, this would not be possible since Australia only allows rabbit imports from New Zealand (and vice versa). I’m sorry I don’t have better news.
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By Emma on February 26, 2018 at 5:01 am

Hi Kendall,Did you manage to get your bunnies to Spain? I am currently trying to bring my bunny to Spain too and would like to know which company you used to help with the travel and documents? Also, can you recommend a pet import company in Spain?Thank you, Emma
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