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Taking your best friends with you?

If you have a pet at home, whether it’s a cat, dog or something more exotic, you’re likely to want to take them with you to Cyprus when you move. Don’t worry, we can put you in touch with experts who have years of experience in helping people move with any number of weird and wonderful pets. If you’re concerned about your pet or pets, just call us.

Pet Travel Scheme

Now that Cyprus is a member of the EU, you can bring your pets to Cyprus provided they meet the requirements of the Pet Travel Scheme. To be eligible they must be:

- Fitted with a microchip.

- Vaccinated against rabies at least 30 days but not more than one year before arrival in Cyprus.

- Blood tested 6 months before travelling.

- Issued with an official PETS passport.

- Treated for fleas, tapeworm and ticks, up to 48 hours before arriving, and have an official vet’s certificate to prove it.

- Accompanied by you or someone else when they travel to Cyprus.

You must book your trip in advance with one of the recognised carriers and when you arrive you’ll be met by the Veterinary Officer or Customs Officer who will check all your paperwork. There is an administrative charge for this.

 

Taking your pets back to the UK 

If your pet doesn't have a valid Pet Passport, he may have to go into quarantine in the UK, so make sure you organise this at least 8 months before you travel back. 

Your pet must have an up to date rabies vaccination and a microchip inserted. A month after the second rabies vaccination, the vet takes a blood sample which is sent to a laboratory in the UK. If all is well, your pet will get its Pet Passport but cannot travel until six months after the blood test.

Between 24 and 48 hours before leaving the island your pet must go to the Government vet in Limassol to receive a Health Certificate.

Quick Facts:

- You can bring up to 5 pets into Cyprus.

- No animal under 3 months of age can travel – for humane reasons.

- If pets don’t have the necessary flea, tick and tapeworm treatments, they may be quarantined for up to a month on arrival in Cyprus.

- American Pit Bull/Pit Bull Terriers, Japanese Tosas, Argentinian Mastiffs or Brazilian Mastiffs are not allowed into Cyprus.