Ukraine Pet Import Rules and Requirements

When planning to bring pets to Ukraine, start by researching the country's import requirements (outlined below) and checking in with either an official government source or a pet transport professional to find out the most current and accurate procedures.

Transporting pets to Ukraine also means following general pet travel best practices, such as crate training your dog or cat before travel, booking a flight with a pet friendly airline, and talking to your vet if you have any health-related questions. Remember, sedation is neither recommended nor allowed.

Take your time in planning your pet's move and reach out to PetRelocation if you have any questions about shipping pets to Ukraine.

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Regulations for Importing Pets to Ukraine

Attention: This information is to be used as general guidelines and may not be updated to meet the current requirements. Before you travel, be sure to contact the appropriate authorities for your destination country.


Each pet shall be identified by means of a microchip. No other form of identification is acceptable. The microchip used should comply with ISO Standard 11784 or Annex A to ISO standard 11785.

Rabies Vaccination and Certificate

All pets must have an original Rabies Certificate and this certificate must state the microchip number, the date of inoculation and the validity of the particular vaccination you obtain. This vaccine must be an inactivated vaccine and must be administered more than 30 days and less than one year before the day of departure.

Additional Vaccines

Dogs: Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parvovirus (DHLP)

Cats: Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and Panleukopenia (FVRCP)

All vaccines must be administered between 21 days and one year before departure. Note: Additional vaccines may also be required -- please discuss this with your PetRelocation Specialist.

Vet Health Certificate (Form 7001)

This is the standard Health Certificate to be filled out by your USDA accredited veterinarian and it must be issued within 10 days of the flight.

USDA Endorsements

The following documents must be sent to your local USDA for their stamp of approval. Please contact your PetRelocation Specialist to learn more about how to manage this process.

  • Microchip Implantation Record
  • Rabies Certificate
  • Vet Health Certificate

Additional Details

Pets must be at least three months old to travel to Ukraine.

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