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Cyprus - Obtain a Pet Passport (Import Export or Transport Pet)

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Introduction

This procedure provides you information on how you can bring your pet dogs and cats to Cyprus and how can you apply for a Pet Passport (Import Export or Transport Pet).

Eligibility

Every animal must be individually identified. An animal is considered identified when it bears either:

  • a clearly readable tattoo (the tattoo, as a means of identification, is accepted only if it has been applied before 3 July 2011) or
  • an electronic identification system (transponder - microchip).

The entry of pet animals into the territory of the Republic of Cyprus unvaccinated against rabies is prohibited regardless of the country of origin.

Any pet animal entering the territory of the Republic of Cyprus must be at least 105 days old. The entry of pet animals aged less than 105 days old is prohibited regardless of the country of origin.

The entry of dogs of the following breeds is prohibited regardless of the country of origin:

  • Pit Bull Terrier or American Pit Bull
  • Japanese Tosa or Tosa Inu
  • Dogo Argentino or Argentinian Mastiff
  • Fila Brasileiro or Brazilian Mastiff

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Instructions

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Required Information

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

Procedure

Importing your pets:

  • Have your pet examined by a veterinarian: You will need to have your pet examined by an authorised veterinarian. Some of the documents that you will need to present when your pet arrives in Cyprus will be issued by your vet. :
    • European Union Pet Passport: A document issued by an authorised veterinarian and drawn up in accordance with the model set out in the Regulation (EU) No 577/2013 or in the Decision 2003/803/EC (provided that is issued before 29 December 2014).
      This document enables the pet animal to be clearly identified and its health status to be checked for compliance with the legislative provisions in force.
    • Health Certificate: A document issued by an authorised veterinarian and drawn up in accordance with the model set out in the Regulation (EU) No 577/2013. This document enables the pet animal to be clearly identified and its health status to be checked for compliance with the legislative provisions in force.
      The certificate is valid for 10 days from the date of issue by the official veterinarian. In the case of transport by sea, that period of 10 days is extended by an additional period corresponding to the duration of the journey by sea. For the purpose of further movement into other Member States, this certificate is valid from the date of the documentary and identity checks for a total of four months or until the date of expiry of the validity of the vaccination against rabies, whichever date is earlier.
  • If you are outside Cyprus: You may use the link provided under "Office Locations & Contacts" to get in touch with the nearest embassy of Cyprus in the country you are currently staying. The office may be able to provide you with information about pet passports or entry permits for pets.
  • Before you make arrangements to transport your pet: Make sure that you have all the required documents, and got in touch with the authority responsible with the import/export of live animals in the country where your pet will be coming from and in Cyprus. If you are thinking of flying in with your pet, you may also try and contact the airline company, they may be able to provide additional information about pet passports and how you can bring your pet abroad.
  • Arrival in Cyprus:
    • Points of entry: Pet animals may enter Cyprus only from designated points of entry - link. The entry of a pet animal from any other point is prohibited.
      The entry points for animal species covered by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) are the Larnaka and Pafos International Airports and the Lemesos and Larnaka ports only.
    • Notification of arrival: The owner or the person responsible for a pet animal originating from a third country must communicate its arrival to the District Veterinary Office of the relevant point of entry, as well as all the necessary information about the date and time of arrival and the flight number or the ship name. The information must be communicated at least 48 hours prior to the arrival.

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Required Documents

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1. Proof of child birth from the Hospital.

Fees

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Validity

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Documents to Use

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Processing Time

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Office Locations & Contacts

ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELFARE DIVISION
Tel: +357-22805253 / 22805236 / 22805250
Fax: +357-22805176
E-mail: animal.health@vs.moa.gov.cy


Cyprus Diplomatic Missions Abroad

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Video

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Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites.
Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M". 
	

Information which might help

The Animal Health Laws and the Regulations (EU) No 576/2013 and (EU) No 577/2013, as well as every other community or national legislation in relation to it, constitute the legal basis for the non-commercial movement of pet animals.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links

Ministry of Agriculture

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