Transporting Pets From Non-EU Countries

Find out how to import a pet to Cyprus from outside the European Union...

Pets originating from a third country that does not appear on the accepted countries list will not be subject to quarantine or an import permit if the following are fulfilled:

  • The animal has  a readable implanted electronic microchip
    • Microchips must meet with the provisions of the International Quality Standard ISO 11784:1996 or Annex A of ISO 11785:1996
  • The animal came to Cyprus directly from a third country (as considered by EU legislation) and has travel documents verifying from which country the animal has arrived
  • The animal is accompanied by a valid written health certificate (in English or Greek) issued by an official veterinarian that clearly states the:
    • Name, surname and address of the owner
    • Tattoo or microchip number
    • Animal's breed, gender, type of coat, colour and date of birth
    • Date of the animal's rabies vaccination (which must be valid)
    • Commercial brand and name of the vaccine administered
    • Date of the next rabies re-vaccination
    • For a downloadable Health Certificate form (in English and Greek):  (scroll down the page to the heading "Health Certificate and Declaration")

Health certificates are valid for four months.

If the requirements are not fulfilled, the animal will be subject to quarantine; quarantine and inspection fees will be payable.

Note: Animals travelling from Northern Cyprus to an EU country do not qualify for the EU Pet Passport Scheme.

GOV.UK offers guidance on Pet Travel to Europe to and from the UK.