Planning an international move is a task in itself. However, if you are a pet parent, what worries you more is how you can take your beloved pet along with you. The documentation, the procedure, and the pre-requisites can be a little confusing at times.
In this article, we will discuss everything that you need to know before traveling to Poland with your furry friend.
Pet microchipped before, or at the same time as, their rabies vaccination. If not, they’ll need to be vaccinated again.
The vaccination record of the pet must be up-to-date with the following details
Pet’s date of birth.
Date of installation of the microchip.
Location of the microchip on pet’s body.
Product name with the sticker.
Vaccine batch number.
Date of manufacturing of the vaccination & valid until.
Contact details of the owners.
You must obtain an export cum International Health Certificate for your pet to leave India and an EU Health Certificate is required for your pet to enter Poland. Without any of these documents, your pet will not be able to go with you.
test or rabies antibodies test is a means of
determining whether your pet dog or cat has received a rabies vaccination and
has enough antibodies to defend against rabies.
Pet must have a blood sample taken for Rabies Titer test at least 30 days after the rabies vaccination. This sample should be sent to an EU-approved blood testing laboratory only. The pet must wait 3 months from the date the blood sample was taken before traveling. The results of the blood test must show that the vaccination was successful (rabies antibody level of at least 0.5 IU/ml). The blood test will continue to be valid as long as your pet’s rabies vaccinations are kept up to date. This is the process that needs to be followed while getting the Rabies Titer Test done for your pet.
Tapeworm treatment is recommended and treatment must contain Praziquantel or an equivalent proven to be effective against the Echinococcus Multilocularis tapeworm.
Copies of the following documents of the pet owner are required:
Pet may be put into quarantine or returned to the country of departure at the importer’s expense if the pet is not accompanied by complete documentation.
Pets flying into the country can arrive as cabin and accompanied baggage or as manifested air cargo.
Poland has breed-specific legislation that bans the import of certain aggressive dog breeds & is prohibited from entering the country.
Standard crate sizes should be used for the pet’s travel with proper crate training to be provided to the pet prior to travel. What you can do while going from India to Poland with your fur buddy is connect with a pet relocation expert who can guide you with the process and even handle the process for you in exchange for a fee. This will help you focus on making other arrangements for yourself without having to worry about your pet’s travel needs. A win-win situation for you and your pet.