Cats, dogs or ferrets from ‘low-risk’ Non-EU countries

Persons travelling with their pets on non-commercial movement where there is no sale or change of ownership involved)  to Lithuania from a ‘low- risk’ non-EU country  (see list in Annex II to Commission Implementing Regulation 577/2013) may bring their pet cat, dog, or ferret with them provided the following conditions are met:


The pet animal (dog, cat or ferret) must be marked by the implantation of a transponder (see technical specifications in Annex II to Regulation (EU) No 576/2013) or marked by a clearly readable tattoo if applied before 3 July 2011.

Vaccination against rabies

The pet animal (dog, cat or ferret) must be vaccinated against rabies by an authorised veterinarian in accordance with Annex III to Regulation (EU) No 576/2013, as follows:

   - the animal was at least 12 weeks old at the date the vaccine was administered. Vaccinations administered before 12 weeks of age will be deemed invalid for travel within the EU.

   - the date of administration of the vaccine does not precede the date of marking or reading of the transponder.

   - the period of validity of the vaccination starts not less than 21 days from the completion of the vaccination protocol for the primary vaccination, and any subsequent vaccination was carried out within the period of validity of the preceding vaccination.

- booster vaccinacions (shots) are exempt from the 21 day validity period once there was no break in coverage.

- if there is a break in coverage then the next vaccination will be considered a primary vaccination.

The entry of pet animals into the territory of the Republic of Lithuania unvaccinated against rabies is prohibited from Non- EU countries.


The animal must by accompanied by:

1. Veterinary health certificate in the form of Annex IV to Commission Implementing Decision 577/2013 with

   - Declaration completed by the owner or an authorised person (see model in Part 3 of Annex IV to Regulation (EU) No 577/2013) regarding the non-commercial nature of the movement and attesting, where appropriate, the carriage of the animal under the responsibility of an authorised person within up to five days of the movement of the owner, or

   - By Pet Passport (if origin of an animal is EU country) - (see model in Part 1 of Annex III to Commission implementing Regulation (EU) No 577/2013) documenting the alpha-numeric code displayed by the transponder or the tattoo, the details of the vaccination against rabies.

2. Declaration – just in the case where the movement of the animal is carried out under the responsibility of a natural person who has authorisation in writing from the owner to carry out the non-commercial movement of the animal on behalf of the owner, and within not more than five days of the owner’s movement.The pet animal (dog, cat or ferret) must be accompanied by a written declaration signed by the owner. 

Travellers' point of entry

   - Cats, dogs or ferrets from these countries may enter Lithuania only through travellers' point of entry of EU.

   - Pet animals entering a Member State from a territory or a third country listed in Part 1 of Annex II to Regulation (EU) No 577/2013 are not required to pass through a travellers‘ point of entry.