Turkey Pet Import Rules and Requirements
Planning pet transport to Turkey requires several weeks (and maybe months) of planning, but with plenty of research and assistance, it's possible to carry out safely and efficiently.
To start the process of bringing a dog to Turkey, make sure your vet is approved by the government authority in your country of origin. For example, if you're starting your journey in the United States your vet should be USDA accredited. From here, your pet needs to be microchipped (if not already) and then a rabies vaccine and titer test must be administered.
Standard vaccines are also required, as is an official Health Certificate. When bringing pets to Turkey you'll also need to prepare your pet for travel in general -- primarily this means spending the time to crate train your dog or cat so that the time spent in flight will feel as normal and uneventful as possible for them.
Your PetRelocation Specialist will oversee the steps below, but take a look now to familiarize yourself with how to import pets to Turkey.
Regulations for Importing Pets to Turkey
Attention: This information will be used as general guidelines and may not be updated to meet the current requirements. Before you travel, contact the appropriate authorities for your destination country.
Microchip and Rabies Titer Test
Before embarking on pet transport to Turkey, ensure your pet is identified with a compliant microchip. After your pet receives a rabies vaccination, a Rabies Antibody Titer Test is required to confirm adequate rabies antibody levels. Make sure to use a government-approved facility for testing, and achieve a result of at least 0.5 IU/ml.
Dogs need to be vaccinated against Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus (DHLPP), Bordetella, and Rabies. Cats require vaccinations for Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia (FVRCP), and Rabies. Vaccinations should be administered at least 4 weeks before arrival and no less than 2 weeks before export.
Import Permit and Health Certificate
Your PetRelocation Specialist will help you obtain the necessary import permit for your pet's travel to Turkey. Additionally, an international health certificate (APHIS 7001) must be completed by your veterinarian within 10 days of departure.
Preparing Your Pet for Travel
Crate training your dog or cat is essential for ensuring their comfort during the flight. Acclimating your pet to their crate will help them feel more at ease during the journey.
Customs Clearance Documents
To clear customs in Turkey, you'll need to provide the following documents:
- Copy of the Pet Owner's Passport
- Original Rabies Vaccine Certificate
- Original APHIS form 7001 with USDA endorsement
- Original Import Permit
At PetRelocation, our team of specialists is dedicated to ensuring your pet's safe and smooth journey to Turkey. With our expert guidance, your pet's relocation experience will be as stress-free as possible.