Europe is the continent with the most countries that recognize in different areas of daily life the worthy place that pets should occupy. The legislation and customs that every day make the European environment a recommended destination for travelers with their dog.


If you are traveling with your dog, we recommend that you first consult the flight or train companies to know the specific conditions and regulations, keep in mind that there is no unification of criteria so you should adjust in each case to the specifications and requirements demanded.

Also depending on the country from and to where you travel you must comply with the vaccination protocols and documentation, wear the identification chip and the rabies vaccine put at least 21 days before the trip, something that is not required if you have less three months

Common rules for the transfer of pets within the European territory. As we say, these rules may gradually come into force, but many of them are already shared by different countries.

As of the implementation of the new Regulation, each person will be able to travel with a maximum of 5 pets. There are exceptions? Yes: competitions, exhibitions or competitions but always properly documented.


Dogs have to carry their European Passport of Companion Animals, signed and stamped by a licensed veterinarian and with all vaccines in order. The passport must contain the list of all vaccines administered, its date, specific specification ... it will also include the data of the obligatory identification "chip".


The obligatory vaccine for all dogs is that of rabies, since it is a terrible disease that crosses borders easily. Any dog wishing to travel must have its rabies vaccine in order. It must be at least 21 days since we put the last rabies vaccine to our dog.

All dogs including guide dogs must receive a treatment against the tape between 1 and 5 days before entering the country. This treatment must have been administered by an authorized veterinarian who will also issue the corresponding certificate.


The dog must be correctly identified with an approved microchip that must apply HDX or FDX-B technology and comply with ISO 11784, although devices that comply with the regulations of Annex A of ISO 11785 are also allowed. Reading devices can access the information encoded in the microchip of our pet.