Leaving Turkey with a Pet

Find out about the rules and regulations when leaving Turkey with a pet...

Pets bought in Turkey may be exported for non-commercial purposes to other countries providing they satisfy the criteria of the destination country.

As requirements for importing animals vary greatly between countries, it is advisable to get all necessary details from the authorities of the destination country. Many countries may require a period of quarantine or may not allow the pet to enter directly from Turkey.

Details of the requirements of some countries for importing pets:

  • United Kingdom: the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) provides information for bringing pets to the United Kingdom. For details: Click here
  • USA: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide information on the requirements for bringing animals into the USA: 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: Click here
  • Australia: the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service has information on bringing cats, dogs and other pets to Australia: Click here
  • New Zealand: Biosecurity New Zealand provides information on the requirements for bringing animals into New Zealand: Click here