Contacts

State Food and Veterinary Service
State budgetary institution
The Register of Legal Entities,
code: 188601279
Address: Siesikų str. 19,
07170 Vilnius
Lithuania
Tel. +370 5 240 4361
Fax. +370 5 240 4362
E-mail: vvt@vet.lt

Travelling with pets



Movement of Pets (Dogs, Cats and Ferrets)

     Pet dogs, cats and ferrets can enter or re-enter the Republic of Lithuania  from any country in the world if animal health requirements are fulfilled. Pet travel scheme is different depending on the country or territory the pet is coming from.
     Since 3 July 2004, the conditions for the movement of pet animals have become harmonised under the conditions laid down in Regulation 998/2003  of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 May 2003. It lays down the animal health requirements for both the movement of pets between Member States and from third countries.

What you need to do if you are entering the Republic of Lithuania from the EU and listed non-EU countries 

     The same conditions shall apply to re-entry and movement of animals from the following European non-member states: Andora, Croatia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monako, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican City.

Requirements are:
• Identification
• Documentation
• Vaccination against Rabies

     You must have an EU Pet Passport or Veterinary Certificate certifying microchip identification or by a clearly readable tattoo which was applied before 3 July 2011.The date of microchipping or the date of application of the tattoo must be entered into the passport. As currently, the date of the primary rabies vaccination must not precede the date of identification. This primary vaccination (i.e. first vaccination following identification) must have been administered at least 21 days before arrival into Lithuania.

The movement of animals younger than 3 months

     The movement of unvaccinated dogs, cats and ferrets younger than 3 months from other EU Member States and from third countries listed in Annex II, Part B and C of Regulation 998/2003/EC is authorized to enter Lithuania if provisions of Regulation 998/2003/EC are fulfilled.
 
     Lithuania may allow the movement of animals which are under three months old and unvaccinated, if they are accompanied by a passport and have stayed in the place in which they were born since birth without contact with wild animals likely to have been exposed to the infection or are accompanied by their mothers on whom they are still dependent.
 
     It is also recommended (not mandatory) to have dogs vaccinated against canine distemper, hepatitis, viral enteritis, parvo-, adeno-viral disease and leptospirosis and etc.
  

What you need to do if you are entering the Republic of Lithuania from unlisted non-EU countries

 The requirements are:

     You must have an EU Pet Passport or Veterinary Certificate certifying microchip identification or by a clearly readable tattoo which was applied before 3 July 2011. The date of microchipping or the date of application of the tattoo must be entered into the passport. As currently, the date of the primary rabies vaccination must not precede the date of identification. At least 30 days after rabies vaccination a pet must be blood tested to confirm a neutralising antibody titration at least equal to 0.5 IU/ml. The test must be carried out in a laboratory approved for this purpose. A pet may enter Lithuania only when at least three months has expired since a successful blood-test. The 3 month waiting period will not apply if your pet was vaccinated and blood tested in the EU and issued with an EU pet passport before it went to an unlisted country.    

     It is also recommended (not mandatory) to have dogs vaccinated against canine distemper, hepatitis, viral enteritis, parvo-, adeno-viral disease and leptospirosis and etc.

  • The animal can not enter Lithuania until three (3) months after the date when the blood sample was drawn and only if the result is in accordance with the requirements.
  • This three-month period shall not apply to the re-entry of an EU pet animal whose passport certifies that the titration was carried out, with a positive result, before the animal left the territory of the EU.
  • The antibody test need not be renewed on a pet animal which has been revaccinated against rabies before the validity of the previous vaccination expires.
     
Updated on: 2014-04-25 08:52:39