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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

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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