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Posted by Kimedmaicy
on 26 Jun 2019

We are going to Europe for 3 months and taking our 5lb dog with us.  We are flying round trip to Barcelona.

  I see the requirements going over with a certificate dated no more than 10 days prior to travel, having a microchip, current vaccinations and appropriate owner and dog descriptions.  What about on returning to US?

thank you

cjposta on 28 Jun 2019 - 08:20

Returning  to the United States,all dogs must be healthy. And if your dogs are coming from a high risk country for rabies, they must have valid rabies vaccination certificates to enter the United States.

  • Dogs must be at least 12 weeks old to get the rabies vaccination.
  • If this is your dog’s first rabies vaccination, you will have to wait 28 days before traveling to allow the vaccine to take effect.
  • If you’re not sure or don’t have proof your dog was vaccinated before, have your dog vaccinated; then wait 28 days before traveling.
  • If your adult dog’s rabies booster is current, you can travel without waiting 28 days.
  • Your dog’s rabies vaccination certificate must be valid for the duration of your trip.

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