Pets To Turkey

Taking Pets To Turkey

To take a pet to Turkey, no permit is required from the Turkish authorities, but you will need an export certificate, issued after examination by a veterinary surgeon in the UK.

In addition you will need a certificate of vaccination against rabies. While there is generally no difficulty regarding taking your pet to Turkey, complications arise if you wish to bring it back into the UK.

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In brief, you must have your pet fitted with a microchip and then vaccinated against rabies. You must then arrange to have a blood test to check that the vaccine has been effective. The whole procedure takes about eight months, so you will need to plan ahead.

This is an extract from The Expat Guide to Living and Working in Turkey, by Expat Arrivals. Further details on this subject are to be found in The Expat Guide to Living and Working in Turkey