Moving Pets from Outside the European Union to Luxembourg

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

An animal entering Luxembourg or an EU Country from a non-EU country that has the same rabies controls must prove that the anti-rabies booster vaccinations are valid and up to date.

Animals from countries that do not have the same rabies controls must have complete anti-rabies treatment. The Luxembourg Embassy or Consulate in the home country should be consulted.

Moving Pets to Luxembourg from the United States or Canada

Animals from the USA and Canada may enter Luxembourg if they have:

  • a valid Veterinary Certificate (stating owners details, a description of the animal, details of identification and vaccinations)
  • valid rabies vaccine and rabies anti-body titration test
  • a tattoo (only accepted if applied before 3 July 2011) or microchip (compatible with standard ISO 11784 or annex A ISO standard 11785). Dogs with only a tattoo must be microchipped within one month of arrival in Luxembourg

The cage or carrier must be labelled with the owners name, and their (or a nominated person's) address and contact numbers in Luxembourg.

Once in Luxembourg, a Luxembourg vet can issue an EU Pet Passport allowing travel within Europe.

Moving Pets from Luxembourg to Outside the European Union

If taking the pet to a country outside the EU consult the Embassy or Consulate to check the local regulations.

Specific Regulations for some Dog Breeds

The following dog breeds must comply with specific regulations:

  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Mastiff
  • American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Tosa
  • Breeds with similar morphological characteristics to the above

The import of these breed require a special authorisation from the Ministry of Agriculture. The Administration des Services Vétérinaires will provide the necessary information and forms.