Traveling with Pets to Armenia!

Are you the adventurous kind of person who loves traveling with your pet round the globe and exploring new and diverse cultures? If your answer is yes, then Armenia is one unforgettable place. Brimming with an exotic semi-European charm, Armenia attracts visitors from all over the world. Being a part of the happening Eurasia, it easily manages to captivate people from all walks of life.

But remember that if you are going to travel with your pet, Armenia has a good number of well-defined regulations on the import of pets. You will need to get the required documents before you begin your journey. Among these are a vaccination certificate, a veterinary certificate, passport of your pet and photographs.

All animals entering Armenia are required to have an Import Permit issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and a pet passport. Remember that this import permit has a validity of only one month. Armenia does not allow pets to be imported with an expired import permit. For the purposes of identification (which is very important) your pet should have a microchip, complying with ISO standards, or tattoo number attached to it. It is recommended that you bring photographs of your pet and to also attached these photos to the travel crate.

The vaccination card or certificate should mention that your dog is identifiable and has been vaccinated against rabies, Canine Distemper Virus (CDV), Canine Parvo Virus, Infectious Canine Hepatitis and Leptospirosis.

If it is a cat, then it should be vaccinated against rabies, Feline Pan Leukcopenia (FPV), Feline Rhinotrachitics (FHV-1) and Feline Calicivirus. Dogs and cats must be vaccinated for rabies within the last year.

As a precondition for allowing any pet into Armenia, 21 days should have elapsed after the rabies vaccination date. Also required is a certificate for Rabies Serum Neutralization test. Keep in mind that if you are coming from Australia, Austria, Andorra, Ascension Island, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Bahrain, Bermuda, Belgium, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Fiji, France, French Polynesia, Falkland Islands, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jamaica, KSA, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Malta, Montserrat, Mauritius, Mayotte, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Portugal, Qatar, Saint Vincent & the grenadines, Saint Kitts & Nevis, San Marino, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, U.S.A, Vatican City, Vanuatu, or Wallis & Futuna, you do not need this certificate! But if you are not, then you need to obtain it. It should come from a governmental laboratory or accredited laboratory.

If your pet is under 4 months of age, it will not be allowed into Armenia. Aggressive animals are also not allowed. Dogs or cats under 4 months of age will be kept in the quarantine station until it becomes over 4 months of age! All costs of housing, care, feeding, medical services and others will be paid by you so be careful in this regard.

Provided you abide by the Armenian laws, your journey will be smooth and hassle-free!


PetRelocation Team





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By Roger on March 1, 2011 at 11:04 am

This winter we had our holidays spent in Armenia, we didnt wish to come in winter but our family holidays were just aproved during winter season. Armenia was a very new experiance for us, new nation, culture and the most incredible part was their history. We stayed in Yerevan the capital city, Dilijan and short one day trips to old manuments of Armenia.
We have been happy with the entire trip but for Dilijan we wont say the same ! The hostel we have stayed turned to be an entire internet scam ! Dili villa B&B which we found in the internet prior to travel is a big shame for the Armenia ! Dirty rooms, bad smell, cold, no foreign language speaking staff and the worst is the food that seamed to be not fresh at all! We wished to leave next day but as far as we habe already paid the hostel full amount upon arrival for 2 nights, they refused to refund us the money ! We never experianced such a situation in any of the countries we have ever been yet!
We are very upset with what happened and we insist to complain expressing our disapointment towards a hostel operating in Armenia with very nice websites in the internet but infact ist just a scam cheating tourists!

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