All you need to know about relocating pets to Turkey?

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In case you've been to any Turkish city before, you absolutely noticed that streets are full of animals, and Turkish people admire animals and treat them mercifully by feeding them providing shelter to keep them safe during the cold weather.
That lovely behavior and compassionate attitude towards animals became a phenomenon. The Turkish government adopted protecting animals' rights by providing daily meals and wooden houses on the sidewalk in every street and corner to keep them safe.
Furthermore, the Turkish government set many regulations that prevent causing any harm to animals, and those who will be causing any physical damage or injury will get legally punished and pay a fine.

Anyway, if you share sympathy and friendship towards animals with Turks, this article is written for you. We are telling you every detail you need to consider once you're flying to Turkey with your pet, plus additional information you must-have if you're a pet owner or lover.



1- How do you transfer your pet from abroad to Turkey?

If you're planning to travel with your pet to Turkey, there's a bunch of rules and regulations you should consider and procedures you have to follow in advance at least one month before your tips' date to Turkey. To avoid any bummers, let us tell what animals you're legally allowed to relocate with you, plus how?

Plus, the regulation of pet transferring and relocating might differ and get change from time to time, so we recommend you keep yourself updated.

Here're the (Cats, Dogs, Ferries) relocating regulations:
1- first, you need to demonstrate and bring the Health certificate of the pets (vaccination certificate) to get the permit to transfer the pet to the airplane, meanwhile get access to Turkey, in the Turkish Airports the pets without a health certificate won't be allowed to enter the country.


2- The Microchip is a crucial standard
The Microchip is a ring placed in the ear of the pet, which involves all the essential information about the Pet (Date of birth, origin, the owner's info, birth certificate. etc.)
It must be linked to the code of (ISO STANDARD 11784 or Annex A to ISO STANDARD 11785).

You need to know that there are no exceptions or exemptions for animals that do not have the Microchip to entire the country. The pet will be locked in the Airport, deposited at the airport administration, or returned to your country.

2- What about the medical information and vaccination that your pet is obligated to get before visiting Turkey?

1- The APHIS 7001:
Or the Airline Health Certificate is an obtainable document that you must fill in for your pet; it involves all the necessary information about your pet's medical history; you should fill it out at least ten days before your trip's date to Turkey, you will apply it with the pet's passport and the other official document.

2- For Cats: there are several vaccinations dedicated for cats regardless of their kind; your cat must be taken the vaccine at least four weeks before the Trip' date
The required vaccinations are:
Calicivirus, Panleukopenia, Rhinotracheitis, Feline Viral and the Rabies.

3- For Dogs:  here are a few vaccinations dedicated for dogs regardless of their kind; your dog must be taken the vaccine at least four weeks before the Trip' date
The required vaccinations are:
Parainfluenza, Leptospirosis, Parvovirus, Bordetella, Rabies, Hepatitis, and Distemper.

For sure, all the vaccination must be certificated, theorized, and stamped by a health administration in your country. Otherwise, they won't be accepted or taken into consideration. Plus, It should not be more than two weeks old, so we advise you to do it two weeks before your flight.


Note: Regulations for Cats and Dogs under three months of age:

Cats and dogs under the age of three months need to have a qualified veterinarian issue a health report prove your pets are not in contact with any wild animal; the certification should confirm your pet health eligibility of traveling to avoid the bummers that would occur on the airplane, due to their weakness or any health issue they might be holding.
The certification must prove that the kitten or the puppy is free from Rabies, an infectious disease transmitted from animals to humans.



Further requirements to consider:
1- the pet must be in good health, free from any infectious disease transmitted from animals to humans.
2- issuing permission from the ministry beforehand and before your tripe's date to Turkey at least two weeks before
3-  the passport of the pet and yours must be sent to the airplane company to check if conducting the services of Pets Relocating or not, to get the permission and approval of the pet you have

The official DOCUMNETS should be in hand at your airport arrival are:
1- the passport of both the owner and the pet itself.
2- A Rabies Vaccine Certification should be combined
3- An APHIS 7001 form that should be USDA certified
4 – An authorized permit from your country
Note: Make sure that all the official documents you have, are two weeks old, plus stamped and legally authorized; otherwise won't be accepted.



3- Which species are not allowed to enter Turkey:

There's a list of Dogs species that are not allowed to enter Turkey due to their origin and nature; in different countries, these Dogs kinds considered as pets, home life, but the situation isn't the same in Turkey, even though you accompany all the official paper that generally required, the Dog pet won't be allowed from the entrance these species are:

1- Rottweilers, 2- American Pit Bull Terriers, 3- Bull Terriers, 4- American Staffordshire, 5- Japanese Tosa, 6- Neopolitan Mastiff, 7- Spanish Mastiff, 8- Dogue De Bordeaux, 9- Roman Fighting Dog, 10- Bandog Tosa Inu, 11- Tibetan Mastiff, 12-  All mongrel breeds.

If you are still in need of more information, don't hesitate to give us a call, And we will make sure to provide you with all the knowledge you deserve to own.