Taking Pets out of Russia

Find out how how to prepare a pet for leaving Russia…

The requirements for exporting animals out of Russia are similar to the import requirements. To export a pet from Russia, the following documents are required:

  • Health Certificate for the condition of the pet from a Russian vet
  • International Health Certificate received at the airport after presenting the health certificate
  • Pet Registration Document (known as a passport in EU countries) containing vaccination records and microchip implantation information

In addition to this, all requirements specific to the country where the pet is to be relocated to need to be researched before travelling, as they may have different entry regulations, documentation and quarantine rules.

For information about some countries’ requirements for importing pets, see below:

  • UK: the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) provides information on bringing pets into the country and the Pet Travel Scheme, of which Russia is part. For details: Click here
  • US: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide information on the requirements for bringing animals into the country. For details: Click here
  • European countries: the European Pet Passport allows qualifying domestic animals to freely cross borders within Europe. The Europa website provides information on the requirements for bringing animals into the EU. For details: Click here
  • Australia: the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service has information on bringing cats, dogs and other pets into the country. For details: Click here
  • Canada: the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has information on import requirements for bringing pets into the country. For details: Click here
  • New Zealand: Biosecurity New Zealand provides information on the requirements for bringing animals into New Zealand. For details: Click here