Russia Pet Import Rules and Requirements

Bringing pets to Russia means undergoing an import process that will most likely take at least 30 days to complete. In addition to basic vaccines, including a rabies vaccine, pets must also have a microchip implanted for identification purposes.

Shipping pets to Russia also means gathering the correct paperwork, which includes a Health Certificate and Rabies Certificate. If all requirements are met, there is no quarantine period required upon arrival.

Moving internationally with pets is a complex process that balances many essential details, and accuracy is key in avoiding delays. Read on to learn more about pet transport to Russia and contact a PetRelocation Specialist if you need assistance bringing your pet to your new home.

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Key Requirements for Importing Pets to Russia

To successfully bring your pets to Russia, make sure to comply with the following regulations:

  • Microchip: All pets must be microchipped for identification purposes. The microchip should comply with ISO Standard 11784 or Annex A to ISO standard 11785. This is a crucial step before obtaining other certificates and vaccines.

  • Rabies Vaccination and Certificate: All pets must have a valid Rabies Certificate, which should include the microchip number, date of inoculation, and validity of the vaccination. The vaccine must be an inactivated vaccine administered more than 30 days but less than one year before the departure date.

  • Additional Vaccines:

    • For Dogs: Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parvovirus (DHLP).
    • For Cats: Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, and Panleukopenia (FVRCP).
    • Note: These vaccines should be administered between 21 days and one year before departure.
  • Internal and External Parasite Treatments: Treatments for internal and external parasites are required and should be administered during the final vet visit before departure.

  • Vet Health Certificate (Form 7001): This standard Health Certificate must be filled out by a USDA-accredited veterinarian and issued within five days of the flight.

  • USDA Endorsements: The following documents must be sent to your local USDA office for endorsement:

    • Microchip Implantation Record
    • Rabies Certificate
    • Vet Health Certificate

No Quarantine Requirement: A Smooth Arrival in Russia

With proper planning and adherence to the import requirements, no quarantine is required for pets arriving in Russia.

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