Airport of Arrival
Pets traveling to Turkey may arrive in the cabin, as checked-in baggage, or as manifested cargo. You can touchdown with your pet at the Istanbul Airport. The Owner of the pet must be flying with pet(s) on the same flight.
All pets arriving in Turkey must be microchipped. Your pet should be microchipped before, or at the same time as their rabies vaccination. If not, they will have to be vaccinated again. Turkey uses the same ISO 11784/11785 pet microchips as India. You need to do so before, or while getting your pet vaccinated against rabies. If the procedure is not followed, entry to the country is denied and you will have to get your pet vaccinated again.
Your pet’s vaccination record must be up to date, and reflect the following: pet’s date of birth microchip number, date it was put in or read, and where it is on your pet’s body vaccination date, vaccine manufacturer and product name with sticker, vaccine batch number, date the vaccination & valid until, the vet’s signature and contact details.
Basic Vaccinations for your pet are as follows:
For dogs: Canine Parvovirus, Canine Distemper, Hepatitis, Rabies, Leptospirosis.
For cats: Panleukopenia, Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Rabies, Feline Leukemia.
Rabies Vaccination Certificate & Titer Test
A Rabies antibody test or Rabies Titer Test is a way of finding out whether your pet dog/cat has received a rabies vaccination and has developed sufficient antibodies to defend against rabies. Also, the pet must wait 3 months from the date the blood sample was taken before you travel, so make sure to get this done as soon as possible. The results of the blood test must show that the vaccination was successful (rabies antibody level of at least 0.5 IU/ml).
An international health certificate, and a Turkey Health Certificate, issued by an Official Veterinarian of the exporting country, is required for pet to enter Turkey.
Country Specific Rules
Internal and external parasite treatment must be done shortly prior to travel. Standard crate sizes are to be used, with proper crate training provided prior to travel. Your pet can be refused entry if you do not follow this rule. The owner will be responsible for any additional fees or charges incurred in the process.