Rules & Requirements: Moving Pets to Spain

Name: Emily
Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: Dogs
Pet Breed: Brittany Spaniels
From: Atlanta, GA, USA
To: Madrid, Spain


Hi PetRelocation,

How do I get my pets to Spain? I'm wondering about all the vaccinations, paperwork, microchips, timing of vaccinations and health certificates. I have read so many different things.

Thank you for any help or advice,


Hi Emily,

Thanks for your question. Researching pet travel can definitely feel overwhelming, as the information you find online isn't always clear or accurate.

You're welcome to look over our rundown of Spain pet import requirements and we also recommend checking the USDA website for official pet travel information. Here you'll even find a copy of the required health certificate along with instructions for filling it out.

In addition to these links, we'd also like to direct you to these frequently asked pet travel questions for general tips about relocating internationally with dogs. As you'll see, along with securing the right vaccines and paperwork, crate training and choosing a pet friendly airline are important parts of the dog relocation process, also.

If you think you'd like some help arranging the details and logistics of your dogs' move, feel free to contact us for a consultation. We've helped thousands of pets move safely all over the world and would be happy to assist you, as well.

For a better idea of what we do, please take a look at some of our recent client pet travel stories (including Max, a dog who just moved to Spain).

Good luck with your future journey, and we hope to hear from you soon.


PetRelocation Team




United States
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