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MOVEMENTS OF PET ANIMALS

 

Non-commercial movements of pet animals

 

  • Definitions and clarifications of certain terms in Regulation (EU) No 576/2013 (link)

    • Non-commercial movement
    • Pet animal
    • Owner
    • Authorised person
    • Identification document for a dog, cat or ferret
    • Valid identification of a dog, cat or ferret
    • Validity of anti-rabies vaccination
    • Validity of rabies antibody titration test


  • Dogs, cats and ferrets(link)

    • Legislation
    • Non-commercial movement to Slovenia:
      • From the other EU Member States
      • From third countries or territories outside the EU
      • Special derogations
    • Non-commercial movement to the other EU Member States or outside the EU


  • Pet birds (link)

    • Legislation
    • Non-commercial movement to Slovenia:
      • From the other EU Member States
      • From third countries or territories outside the EU
    • Non-commercial movement to the other EU Member States or outside the EU


  • Other pet animals (excluding dogs, cats, ferrets and pet birds) (link)

    • Legislation
    • Non-commercial movement to Slovenia:
      • From the other EU Member States
      • From third countries or territories outside the EU
    • Non-commercial movement to the other EU Member States or outside the EU

 

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DEFINITIONS AND CLARIFICATION OF CERTAIN TERMS IN REGULATION (EU) No 576/2013

 

»Non-commercial movement« means any movement which does not have as its aim either the sale of or the transfer of ownership of a pet animal.

 

»Pet animal« means an animal of species listed in Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 576/2013, accompanying its owner or an authorised person during non-commercial movement, and which remains for the duration of such non-commercial movement under the responsibility of the owner or the authorised person.

 

»Owner« means a natural person indicated as the owner in the identification document.

 

»Authorised person« means any natural person who has authorisation in writing from the owner to carry out the non-commercial movement of the pet animal on behalf of the owner.

 


>> Identification document of a dog, cat or ferret is either:

  • EU Pet passport as defined in Part 1 of Annex III to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 577/2013, or
  • EU Pet passport as defined in Commission Decision 2003/803/EC if issued prior to 29 December 2014, or
  • Pet passport as defined in Part 3 of Annex III to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 577/2013, or
  • Pet passport as defined in Commission Decision 2003/803/EC if issued prior to 29 December 2014 in "13(1)" third country, or
  • Veterinary certificate for non-commercial movements of dogs, cats or ferrets into the Union as defined in Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 577/2013 (as last amended by

    Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/561), or

  • Veterinary certificate for non-commercial movements into the Union of maximum five dogs, cats or ferretsih dihurjev, as defined in Annex II to Commission Implementing Decision 2011/874/EU if issued prior to 29 December 2014 (until the end of validity of certificate).

 

>> Valid indentification of a dog, cat or ferret means that the animal is identified either with a:

  • Transponder (microchip), or
  • Clearly readable tattoo, which has been tattoed prior to 3 July 2011.

Date of transponder implantation or tattoo application shall be indicated in the animal's identification document. Where the transponder fails to comply with technical requirements of Annex II to Regulation (EU) No 576/2013, the owner or authorised person shall provide an appropriate transponder reading device facilitating the verification of identity and identification of the animal.

 

 

>> Requirements concerning the validity of anti-rabies vaccination are detailed in  Annex III to Regulation (EU) No 576/2013. In general, this means that:

  • Animal has been vaccinated against rabies with an appropriate vaccine for which a marketing authorisation has been granted,
  • Vaccination shall be conducted by an authorised veterinarian,
  • On the date of vaccination the animal is at least 12 weeks old,
  • Authorised veterinarian or official veterinarian has indicated the date of vaccination in the appropriate part of the identification document,
  • Prior to vaccination, the animal shall be identified in a valid manner, which shall be evident from the identification document of the animal.

The period of validity of the vaccination starts from the establishment of protective immunity, which shall not be less than 21 days from the completion of the vaccination protocol required by the manufacturer for the primary vaccination, up to the date indicated according to the applicable legislation by the authorised or an official veterinarian in the appropriate section of the identification document. A revaccination must be considered a primary vaccination if it was not carried out within the period of validity of the previous vaccination.

 

 

>> Requirements concerning the validity of the rabies antibody titration test are detailed in Annex IV to Regulation (EU) No 576/2013. In general, this means that either:

  • Blood sample shall be collected by an authorised veterinarian at least 30 days after the date of anti-rabies vaccination, and not less than 3 months prior to the date of:
    • Non-commercial movement from a territory or a third country other than those listed in Annex II to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 577/2013, or
    • Transit through such a territory or third country where the animal is not accompanied by an appropriate declaration according to the model in Part 2 of Annex I to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 577/2013 (sl, en);
  • Blood sample shall be collected by an authorised veterinarian at least 30 days after the date of anti-rabies vaccination, and before the animal leaves the Union, which shall be certified in the identification document before the date of movement.

Rabies antibody titration test shall be conducted in an approved laboratory (list of approved laboratories). The test result must measure at least 0.5 IU/ml and must be certified in the appropriate identification document. Where as identification document the animal is accompanied by a veterinary certificate, a certified copy of the official report of the approved laboratory on the test results shall be annexed thereto. The rabies antibody titration test does not need to be repeatedly carried out after a satisfactory result has already been obtained (at least 0.5 IU/ml), provided that the animal has regularly been vaccinated within the period of validity of the preceding anti-rabies vaccination.

 

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Legislation

 

Prior to 2004, the requirements for non-commercial movements of pet animals had been up to the respective Member State legislators to decide and resulted in numerous complications and inconveniencies for passengers travelling with pet animals. Based on Regulation (EC) No 998/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council, the requirements for non-commercial movements of pet animals were harmonised in 2004.

 

After a decade in use, and on account of frequent amendments, the legislation applicable to non-commercial movements of pet animals needed updating. Regulation (EC) No 998/2003 was repealed by Regulation (EU) No 576/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council(1).

 

The above »New Pet Regulation« has been applicable as from 29 December 2014.

 

In its Annex I, the Regulation defines the animal species, which may be intended for movements as pet animals.

 

Number of pet animals, which may under the above conditions be intended for non-commercial movements, is limited to the maximum of 5 dogs, cats or ferrets per owner or authorised person. Derogations from general restrictions may be authorised under the specifically defined conditions only.

 

The Regulation defines conditions to be complied with at non-commercial movements of the above animals between the EU Member States, as well as at such movements from third countries or from territories outside the EU, through the traveller's points of entry designated by the EU Member States.

 

In addition to the health requirements, the Regulation defines also the requirements concerning the identificaion of animals, and the identification document, which shall accompany the dogs, cats and ferrets during such movements.

 

Models of identificatiion documents for non-commercial movements of dogs, cats and ferrets, the list of territories and third countries, and requirements concerning the format, layout and language of declarations certifying the compliance with certain conditions, are defined in Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 577/2013(2) (as last amended by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/561(8) ).

 

EU Pet passport, which was prepared in compliance with Commission Decision 2003/803/EC(3), shall be deemed a valid document if issued prior to 29 December 2014.

 

Regulation (EU) No 576/2013 makes it possible for the EU Member States to authorise in their respective national legislations certain derogations from the general requirements for the non-commercial movements of dogs, cats and ferrets. Thus, under the required conditions, the EU Member States may authorise:

  • Non-commercial movements of younger dogs, cats and ferrets, which do not have a valid anti-rabies vaccination;
  • Non-commercial movements of registered military or search-and-rescue dogs through a point of entry other than a travellers’ point of entry;
  • In exceptional cases (e.g. of a sudden natural disaster, political unrest or other force majeure relating to the owner), non-commercial movements of dogs, cats and ferrets, which do not comply with the required conditions.

On 28 November 2014, the Rules on veterinary conditions to be fulfilled for non-commercial movements of pet animals and on a model passport for such animals(4) were published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia (UL RS), transposing the provisions of Regulation (EU) No 576/2013 and Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 577/2013 into the Slovenian legal order.

 

Access to the respective EU Member State Competent Authorities’ websites:

http://ec.europa.eu/food/animal/liveanimals/pets/nat_rules_dogscatferret_en.htm

 

In addition to the health requirements of Regulation (EU) No 576/2013, also the requirements of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 2018/772(6) (repealing Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1152/2011(5)) and Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/878(7) concerning the Echinococcus multilocularis parasite shall be taken into account.

 

Countries may additionally adopt certain national measures on the basis of considerations other than those relating to animal health, which are intended to restrict the movement of certain species or breeds of pet animals. In non-commercial movements between countries, the possible restrictions concerning the dangerous dog breeds shall be taken into account and, to this end, the information as to relevant conditions should be obtained from the competent veterinary authority of the country of destination or country(ies) of transit well before the intended journey.

 

More information on travelling with pet animals to the other EU Member States may be obtained from the European Commission (DG Sante) website, where the links to the official EU Member State Competent Authorities’ websites are accessible:

http://ec.europa.eu/food/animal/liveanimals/pets/qanda_en.htm

 

(1)Regulation (EU) No 576/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 June 2013 on the non-commercial movement of pet animals and repealing Regulation (EC) No 998/2003

 

(2)Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 577/2013 of 28 June 2013 on the model identification documents for the non-commercial movement of dogs, cats and ferrets, the establishment of lists of territories and third countries and the format, layout and language requirements of the declarations attesting compliance with certain conditions provided for in Regulation (EU) No 576/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council

 

(3)Commission Decision No 2003/803/EC of 26 November 2003 establishing a model passport for the intra-Community movements of dogs, cats and ferrets

 

(4)Rules on veterinary conditions to be fulfilled for non-commercial movements of pet animals and on a model passport for such animals (UL RS 85/2014)

 

(5)Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1152/2011 of 14 July 2011 supplementing Regulation (EC) No 998/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards preventive health measures for the control of Echinococcus multilocularis infection in dogs

 

(6)Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2018/772 of 21 November 2017 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 576/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to preventive health measures for the control of Echinococcus multilocularis infection in dogs, and repealing Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1152/2011

 

(7)Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/878 of 18 June 2018 adopting the list of Member States, or parts of the territory of Member States, that comply with the rules for categorisation laid down in Article 2(2) and (3) of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2018/772 concerning the application of preventive health measures for the control of Echinococcus multilocularis infection in dogs

 

(8)Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/561 of 11 April 2016 amending Annex IV to Implementing Regulation (EU) No 577/2013 as regards the model of animal health certificate for dogs, cats and ferrets moved into a Member State from a territory or a third country for non-commercial purposes

 

 

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Non-commercial movement into Slovenia

 

 

 

Non-commercial movement into Slovenia from the other EU Member States*

 

*European Union (countries and territories thereof): Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark (including Greenland and Faeroe Islands), Estonia, Finland, France (including French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Reunion and Mayotte), Gibraltar, Greece, Croatia, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira Islands), Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (including the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla), Sweden, United Kingdom.

 

General conditions for non-commercial movement of a dog, cat or ferret into Slovenia:

  • Not more than 5 animals per owner or authorised person;
  • EU Pet passport;
  • Transponder or clearly readable tattoo, which had been tattooed prior to 3 July 2011;
  • Valid anti-rabies vaccination.

Derogation from the valid anti-rabies vaccination shall be authorised:

  • For an animal that is:
    • Less than 12 weeks old and has not received an anti-rabies vaccination, or
    • Between 12 and 16 weeks old and has received an anti-rabies vaccination, but does not yet meet the validity requirements;
  • Provided that:
    • Animal is accompanied by a declaration according to model in Part 1 of Annex I to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 577/2013 (sl, en);
    • In addition, except the valid anti-rabies vaccination, all the other general conditions for a non-commercial movement have been met.

Declaration shall not be required where the pet animals are accompanied by their mother, on whom they still depend, and where it is evident from the EU Pet passport accompanying their mother that before their birth the mother had received an anti-rabies vaccination compliant with the validity requirements.

 

Derogation from the maximum number of animals (5) shall be authorised where:

  • Non-commercial movement of pet animals is for the purpose of participating in competitions, exhibitions or sporting events or in training for such events;
  • Owner or authorised person submits written evidence that the pet animals are registered either to attend such an event, or with an association organising such events;
  • Pet animals are more than 6 months old.

At non-commercial movement of pet animals into Slovenia from the other EU Member States, the Slovenian Competent Authority may conduct the verification of documents and identity of pet animals involved. On request of the Authority competent for verification, the owner or authorised person shall present the identification document of the pet animal in question, thus enabling verifications relevant to the animal.

 

 

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Non-commercial movement of into Slovenia from third countries or territories outside the EU 

 

 

>> From the "13(1)" third countries or territories(Part 1 of Annex II to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 577/2013)*

 

*Part 1 of Annex II to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 577/2013: Andorra, Switzerland**, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Greenland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino and the Vatican City State.

 

General conditions for entry or re-entry (returning with an EU pet animal) with a dog, cat or ferret into Slovenia:

  • Not more than 5 animals per owner or authorised person;
  • Identification document of the animal:
    • Entry: Pet passport issued in a third country or territory as referred to above, or a veterinary certificate*;
    • Re-entry (returning with an EU pet animal): EU Pet passport;
  • Transponder or clearly readable tattoo, which had been tattooed prior to 3 July 2011;
  • Valid anti-rabies vaccination.

* If an animal originating in a third country or territory as referred to above does not have a Pet passport as required in Part 3 of Annex III to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 577/2013, the animal shall be accompanied by the Veterinary certificate for the non-commercial movement of dogs, cats or ferrets into the Union, as laid down in Annex IV to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 577/2013 (as last amended by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/561). Veterinary certificate shall be accompanied by a written declaration as laid down in Part 3 of Annex IV to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 577/2013.

 

Derogation from the valid anti-rabies vaccinationshall not be authorised.

 

Derogation from the maximum number of animals (5) shall be authorised where:

  • Non-commercial movement of pet animals is for the purpose of participating in competitions, exhibitions or sporting events or in training for such events;
  • Owner or authorised person submits written evidence that the pet animals are registered either to attend such an event, or with an association organising such events;
  • Pet animals are more than 6 months old.

Entry or re-entry (returning with an EU pet animal) into the EU from the listed third countries or territories outside the EU may take place also through a point of entry other than the travellers' point of entry. Where applicable, the competent authority provides for the verification of documents and identity of the pet animal(s), which is/are the subject of non-commercial movement. On request of the authority competent for verification, the owner or authorised person shall present the identification document(s) of the pet animal(s) and make possible the verification of pet animal(s) in question.

 

**Switzerland: For the purposes of veterinary agreement between Switzerland and the EU Member States, the provisions of Chapter II (Provisions applicable to movement between Member States) of the Regulation (EC) No 998/2003 shall apply mutatis mutandis for the non-commercial movements of pet animals between the EU Member States and Switzerland. References to Regulation (EC) No 998/2003, which has been repealed, shall be construed as references to Regulation (EU) No 576/2013. This means that for a non-commercial movement of a dog, cat or ferret from Switzerland into Slovenia the same conditions shall apply as there are in force for such movements from the other EU Member States.

 

 

 

 

>>From "13(2)" third countries or territories(Part 2 of Annex II to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 577/2013)*

 

*Part 2 of Annex II to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 577/2013: Ascension Island, United Arab Emirates, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Aruba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Barbados, Bahrain, Bermuda, the BES Islands (Bonaire, Sint Eustatius in Saba), Belarus, Canada, Chile, Curaçao, Fiji, Falkland Islands, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Japan, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Cayman Islands, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Mauritius, Mexico, Malaysia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, French Polynesia, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Russia, Singapore, Saint Helena, Sint Maarten, Trinidad and Tobago, Taiwan, United States of America (including territories: American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands), Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna.

 

General conditions for entry or re-entry (returning with an EU pet animal) with a dog, cat or ferret into Slovenia:

  • Not more than 5 animals per owner or authorised person;
  • Identification document of the animal:
    • Entry: Veterinary certificate* including a written declaration**;
    • Re-entry (returning with an EU pet animal): EU Pet passport;
  • Transponder or clearly readable tattoo, which had been tattooed prior to 3 July 2011;
  • Valid anti-rabies vaccination.

* Model Veterinary certificate for non-commercial movements of dogs, cats or ferrets into the Union is laid down in Annex IV to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 577/2013 (as last amended by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/561).

** The certificate shall be accompanied by a written declaration as laid down in Part 3 of Annex IV to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 577/2013.

 

Derogation from the valid anti-rabies vaccinationshall not be authorised.

 

Derogation from the maximum number of animals (5) shall be authorised where:

  • Non-commercial movement of pet animals is for the purpose of participating in competitions, exhibitions or sporting events or in training for such events;
  • Owner or authorised person submits written evidence that the pet animals are registered either to attend such an event, or with an association organising such events;
  • Pet animals are more than 6 months old.

Entry or re-entry (returning with an EU pet animal) into the EU from the listed third countries or territories outside the EU shall be authorised through the travellers’ points of entry only, where the competent authority provides for the verification of documents and identity of the pet animals.

Owner or authorised person is responsible for making contact with the competent authority at the travellers' point of entry and for presenting the identification document(s) of the pet animal(s) and making possible the verification of pet animal(s) in question.

 

 

 

 

>>From the other third countries or territories(countries outside the EU, which are not listed in Annex II to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 577/2013)

 

General conditions for entry or re-entry (returning with an EU pet animal) with a dog, cat or ferret into Slovenia:

  • Not more than 5 animals per owner or authorised person;
  • Identification document of the animal:
    • Entry: Veterinary certificate* including a written declaration**;
    • Re-entry (returning with an EU pet animal): EU Pet passport;
  • Transponder or clearly readable tattoo, which had been tattooed prior to 3 July 2011;
  • Valid anti-rabies vaccination;
  • Valid rabies antibody titration test.

* Model Veterinary certificate for non-commercial movements of dogs, cats or ferrets into the Union is laid down in Annex IV to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 577/2013 (as last amended by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/561).

** The certificate shall be accompanied by a written declaration as laid down in Part 3 of Annex IV to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 577/2013.

 

Derogation from the valid anti-rabies vaccinationshall not be authorised.

 

Derogation from the antibody titration test condition for entry shall not be authorisedunless the following conditions are complied with:

  • The animals are only transited through such a territory or third country;
  • Owner or authorised person provides a signed declaration* that during such transit the pet animals have had no contact with animals of species susceptible to rabies and remain secured within a means of transport or within the perimeter of an international airport.

* Model Declaration is laid down in Part 2 of Annex I to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 577/2013 (sl, en).

 

Derogation from the maximum number of animals (5) shall be authorised where:

  • Non-commercial movement of pet animals is for the purpose of participating in competitions, exhibitions or sporting events or in training for such events;
  • Owner or authorised person submits written evidence that the pet animals are registered either to attend such an event, or with an association organising such events;
  • Pet animals are more than 6 months old.

Entry or re-entry (returning with an EU pet animal) into the EU from the other third countries or territories outside the EU shall be authorised through the travellers’ points of entry only, where the competent authority provides for the verification of documents and identity of the pet animals.

Owner or authorised person is responsible for making contact with the competent authority at the travellers' point of entry and for presenting the identification document(s) of the pet animal(s) and making possible the verification of pet animal(s) in question.

 

 

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Special derogations

 

 

>> Derogation from the condition of entry into the EU through a travellers' point of entry

 

Non-commercial movements of dogs, cats or ferrets into the EU from third countries shall take place through the travellers’ points of entry only.

 

Lists of travellers’ points of entry designated by the respective EU Member States are accessible at the European Commission (DG Sante) website: http://ec.europa.eu/food/animal/liveanimals/pets/pointsentry_en.htm

 

Derogation applies to the non-commercial movement of such animals from the so-called "13(1)" third countries (Andorra, Switzerland, Faeroe Islands, Gibraltar, Greenland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, and the Vatican City State).

 

In addition, Regulation (EU) No 576/2013 gives the EU Member States the possibility to authorise the direct entry into the EU of the registered military or search-and-rescue dogs through a point of entry other than a travellers’ point of entry.

 

Entry into Slovenia of the registered service police or military dogs or search-and-rescue dogs from third countries through a point of entry other than a travellers’ point of entry shall be authorised under the following conditions:

  • The dog shall comply with conditions for non-commercial movement from that particular third country;
  • The dog owner or authorised person shall (well) in advance of the movement apply to AFSVSPP to be granted authorisation, submitting an application, which shall comprise at least the data on:
    • Owner or authorised person: personal name, family name, permanent address, telephone number, electronic mail address;
    • Dog: transponder number, identification document number, anti-rabies vaccination validity date;
    • Registration of the dog;
    • Reason for application for authorisation, and the point of entry into Slovenia.

The competent AFSVSPP Regional Office shall in the authorisation granted determine the point of entry, other than the travellers’ point of entry, where the compliance with conditions for the relevant non-commercial movement shall be verified / checked.

 

 

 

>> Derogation from conditions for non-commercial movements of pet animals into Slovenia in exceptional situations

 

Regulation (EU) No 576/2013 gives the EU Member States in exceptional situations, including sudden natural disaster, political unrest or other force majeure relating to the owners of pet animals, the possibility to authorise derogations from the health requirements for non-commercial movements of pet animals. The competent authority shall define the conditions applicable to such exceptional movements, under which the pet animal during the movement does not constitute a risk to human and animal health.

 

AFSVSPP may authorise the non-commercial movement into Slovenia of pet animals, which do not comply with the required conditions for such movement under the following conditions:

  • In an exceptional event, including sudden natural disaster, political unrest or other force majeure relating to the owner of (a) pet animal(s);
  • The owner shall apply for a permit in advance of the movement;
  • In case of transit of (a) pet animal(s) through another EU Member State, a prior consensus of the EU Member State of transit shall be obtained.

Based on the application, the competent AFSVSPP Regional Office shall issue a Decision laying down the duration and place of isolation under official control of the pet animal(s) in question.

 

 

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Non-commercial movement into the other EU Member States, or outside the EU

 

 

 

Non-commercial movement into the other EU Member States*

 

*European Union (countries and territories thereof): Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark (including Greenland and Faeroe Islands), Estonia, Finland, France (including French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Reunion and Mayotte), Gibraltar, Greece, Croatia, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira Islands), Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (including the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla), Sweden, United Kingdom.

 

General conditions for non-commercial movement of a dog, cat or ferret into Slovenia:

  • Not more than 5 animals per owner or authorised person;
  • EU Pet passport;
  • Transponder or clearly readable tattoo, which had been tattooed prior to 3 July 2011;
  • Valid anti-rabies vaccination.

 

The additional requirements, applicable to dogs only, shall be complied with for certain countries, which have been granted the status of a country that is free from the Echinococcus multilocularis internal parasite. Dogs shall be treated against Echinococcus multilocularis (as laid down in Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 2018/772 and Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/878) within a period of maximum 120 hours and minimum 24 hours prior to the envisaged time of entry into these EU Member States, which shall be certified in the relevant section of the EU passport for pet animals (pet passport).

 

Derogation from the maximum number of animals (5) shall be authorised where:

  • Non-commercial movement of pet animals is for the purpose of participating in competitions, exhibitions or sporting events or in training for such events;
  • Owner or authorised person submits written evidence that the pet animals are registered either to attend such an event, or with an association organising such events;
  • Pet animals are more than 6 months old.

 

Regulation (EU) No 576/2013 gives the EU Member States the possibility to authorise in their respective national legislation certain derogations from general requirements for non-commercial movement of dogs, cats or ferrets.

 

It is advisable that with regard to the possible authorisation of derogation from the valid anti-rabies vaccination in younger animals you should well in advance of the envisaged journey contact the veterinary competent authority of the EU Member State(s) into or through which you intend to travel with your dog, cat or ferret. Information are accessible also on European Commission (DG Sante) website: https://ec.europa.eu/food/animals/pet-movement/eu-legislation/young-animals_en

 

In case that the EU Member State authorises the derogation from the valid anti-rabies vaccination, the non-commercial movement shall be authorised:

  • For an animal that is:
    • Less than 12 weeks old and has not received an anti-rabies vaccination, or
    • Between 12 and 16 weeks old and has received an anti-rabies vaccination, but does not yet meet the validity requirements;
  • Provided that:
    • Animal is accompanied by a declaration according to model in Part 1 of Annex I to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 577/2013 (sl, en);
    • In addition, except the valid anti-rabies vaccination, all the other general conditions for a non-commercial movement have been met.

Declaration shall not be required where the pet animals are accompanied by their mother, on whom they still depend, and where it is evident from the EU Pet passport accompanying their mother that before their birth the mother had received an anti-rabies vaccination compliant with the validity requirements.

 

In non-commercial movements between the EU Member States, any possible restrictions concerning the dangerous dog breeds shall be taken into account, and thus, it is advisable to contact in this respect the veterinary competent authority of the EU Member State of destination well in advance of the envisaged journey. 

 

Access to the official websites of the EU Member State competent authorities: 

http://ec.europa.eu/food/animal/liveanimals/pets/nat_rules_dogscatferret_en.htm

 

 

 

Non-commercial movement outside the EU

 

Conditions for travelling with pet animals outside the EU are laid down in the national legislation(s) of the third country(ies) into which / through which / you intend to travel. In order to avoid any complications on the journey, you are advised to make enquiries well in advance of the envisaged journey on the conditions to be met by your pet animal for entry into the particular third country.

 

Links to websites, where the contact data of competent authorities of the different third countries may be accessed:

 

In case of an intended return voyage with your pet animal into the EU/Slovenia, and in order to avoid any complications on the journey, you are advised to make enquiries on the conditions for re-entry into the EU/Slovenia still before you leave the EU/Slovenia.

 

 

 

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Legislation

 

According to Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 576/2013(1), pet animals may also be specimens of avian speciesexcept poultry.

 

A bird is not a pet animal in case of:

  • an animal species that falls under the definition of:  »poultry«, meaning the fowl, turkeys, guinea fowl, ducks, geese, quails, pigeons, pheasants, partridges and ratites (Ratitae) reared or kept in captivity for breeding, the production of meat or eggs for consumption, or for re-stocking supplies of game (Article 2 of Council Directive 2009/158/EC(2));

             or

  • commercial movement – trade, import or export.

The term,  »pet birds«, may be used for birds that may become pet animals.

 

Requirements for non-commercial movement of pet birds between the EU Member States are not harmonised with the EU legislation, and therefore, the national legislation of each particular EU Member State shall be taken into account.

 

On 28 November 2014, the Rules on veterinary conditions to be met for non-commercial movements of pet animals, and on the model passport to accompany such animals(3) were published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia (UL RS), laying down inter alia the conditions for non-commercial movement of pet birds from the other EU Member States into Slovenia.

 

On the contrary, due to a risk of transmission of highly pathogenic avian influenza, the movements of pet birds accompanying their owners from third countries into the European Union are subjected to the most severe conditions laid down in Commission Decision 2007/25/EC(4).

 

In addition to health requirements, this Decision lays down the maximum number of pet birds, which may accompany their owners into the EU, and the countries, wherefrom such movements into the EU are authorised. Based on Article 2 of the above Decision, the EU Member States have designated the points of entry into the EU, where the veterinary checks on such animals shall take place.

 

Where the pet birds enter the EU through quarantine, the isolation of such birds until they comply with conditions for entry into the EU may take place in the quarantine centres only, which have been approved according to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 139/2013(5). In line with Article 6 of this Regulation, EU Member States have prepared the lists of approved quarantine facilities and centres, which are accessible via the European Commission (DG Sante) website: Link.

 

Where prior to consignment to the EU, a pet bird has undergone isolation at the place of departure in the third country, such third country shall be listed in Part 1 of Annex I, or Part 1 of Annex II to Commission Regulation No 206/2010(6).

 

Provisions of Commission Decision 2007/25/EC shall not apply to the non-commercial movements of pet birds to the EU territory from the following third countries: Andorra, Faeroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, and the Vatican City State. In these cases, the national rules of the particular EU Member States shall apply.

 

Information on travelling with pet animals to the other EU Member States, and links to the official EU Member State Competent Authorities’ websites, may be accessed at the European Commission (DG Sante) website:

http://ec.europa.eu/food/animal/liveanimals/pets/nat_rules_dogscatferret_en.htm

 

 

In addition, the rules and regulations governing the international trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora shall be taken into account and thereby, also Regulation (EC) No 338/97(7)(the so-called “CITES legislation”). CITES is the English abbreviation for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. Protected and endangered animal species in movement shall be accompanied by the CITES certificate. Competent authority for issuing such certificates in Slovenia is the Slovenian Environment Agency - Agencija Republike Slovenije za okolje (ARSO).

 

More information on CITES is available at its website: http://www.cites.org/

 

(1)Regulation (EU) No 576/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 June 2013 on the non-commercial movement of pet animals and repealing Regulation (EC) No 998/2003

 

(2)Council Directive 2009/158/EC of 30 November 2009 on animal health conditions governing intra-Community trade in, and imports from third countries of, poultry and hatching eggs

 

(3)Rules on veterinary conditions to be met for non-commercial movements of pet animals, and on the model passport to accompany such animals (UL RS 85/2014)

 

(4)Commission Decision 2007/25/EC of 22 December 2006 as regards certain protection measures in relation to highly pathogenic avian influenza and movements of pet birds accompanying their owners into the Community

 

(5)Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 139/2013 of 7 January 2013 laying down animal health conditions for imports of certain birds into the Union and the quarantine conditions thereof

 

(6)Commission Regulation (EU) No 206/2010 of 12 March 2010 layingdown lists of third countries, territories or parts thereof authorised for the introduction into the European Union of certain animals and fresh meat and the veterinary certification requirements

 

(7)Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97 of 9 December 1996 on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein

 

 

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Non-commercial movement into Slovenia

 

 

 

Non-commercial movement into Slovenia from the other EU Member States*

 

*European Union (countries and territories thereof): Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark (including Greenland and Faeroe Islands), Estonia, Finland, France (including French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Reunion and Mayotte), Gibraltar, Greece, Croatia, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira Islands), Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (including the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla), Sweden, United Kingdom.

 

 

Requirements for non-commercial movement of pet birds between the EU Member States are not harmonised with the EU legislation, and therefore, the national legislation of each particular EU Member State shall be taken into account.

 

The Rules on veterinary conditions to be met for non-commercial movements of pet animals, and on the model passport to accompany such animals are laying down inter alia the conditions for non-commercial movement of birds from the other EU Member States into Slovenia.

 

For the purposes of non-commercial movements of pet birds from the EU Member States, the animal ownershall in a non-commercial movement ensure that:

  • taking into account the specificities of each animal species, the animal is identified or described in a way that a connection between the pet animal and its owner is provided, and
  • the animal is accompanied by an appropriate document, on which basis the connection between the owner and the animal can be established (e.g. an invoice from a pet shop where the animal has been purchased, an invoice issued by a veterinarian, stating the owner and the animal, or another appropriate attestation).

In addition to the above conditions, the additional expert recommendations concerning the animal’s health shall be taken into account, as laid down by AFSVSPP based on an opinion of the National Veterinary Institute (NVI). For the time being, there apply no specific expert recommendations.

 

In movements between the EU Member States, the CITES rules shall apply in case of animal species listed as protected. Where applicable, a certificate according to Article 9 of Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97 shall previously be obtained from the management authority of the EU Member State in which the specimen is located. In Slovenia, the competent management authority is the Slovenian Environment Agency - Agencija Republike Slovenije za okolje (ARSO).

 

 

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Non-commercial movement into Slovenia from third countries or territories outside the EU 

 

 

>> From: Andorra, Switzerland, Faeroe Island, Gibraltar, Greenland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, and the Vatican City State(third countries or territories belonging to the so-called "13(1)" countries)

 

 

Requirements of Commission Decision 2007/25/EC do not apply to the non-commercial movement of pet birds from the above third countries, and therefore, the national legislation of each particular EU Member State shall be taken into account.

 

The Rules on veterinary conditions to be met for non-commercial movements of pet animals, and on the model passport to accompany such animals are laying down inter alia the conditions for non-commercial movements of birds from certain third countries into Slovenia.

 

For the purposes of non-commercial movements of pet birds from the above third countries, the animal ownershall in a non-commercial movement ensure that:

  • taking into account the specificities of each animal species, the animal is identified or described in a way that a connection between the pet animal and its owner is provided, and
  • the animal is accompanied by an appropriate document, on which basis the connection between the owner and the animal can be established (e.g. an invoice from a pet shop where the animal has been purchased, an invoice issued by a veterinarian, stating the owner and the animal, or another appropriate attestation).

In addition to the above conditions, the additional expert recommendations concerning the animal’s health shall be taken into account, as laid down by AFSVSPP based on an opinion of the National Veterinary Institute (NVI). For the time being, there apply no specific expert recommendations.

 

In movements from third countries into the EU of the species listed as protected species, the CITES rules shall apply. Protected and endangered animal species shall in movement be accompanied by a CITES certificate. In Slovenia, the competent management authority is the Slovenian Environment Agency - Agencija Republike Slovenije za okolje (ARSO).

 

 

 

 

>> From: other third countries or territories

 

 

Conditions for non-commercial movement of pet birdsinto the EU from other third countries include:

  • Consignment shall not comprise more than 5 birds;
  • Birds shall originate from a third country that is an OIE member country;
  • Birds shall be accompanied by a veterinary certificate as referred to in Annex II to Commission Decision 2007/25/EC, which shall be issued and certified by an official veterinarian of the country of dispatch. The veterinary certificate shall certify that the animal(s) complies(ly) with on of the following requirements:
    • Birds have undergone isolation for 30 days prior to export in the place of departure in the third country listed in Part 1 of Annex I, or in Part 1 of Annex II to Commission Regulation (EU) No 206/2010, or
    • Birds undergo quarantine for 30 days after import into the Member State of destination on premisesapproved in accordance with the first paragraph of Article 6 of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 139/2013, or
    • Birds have, within the last six months and no later than 60 days prior to dispatch from the third country, been vaccinated and at least once revaccinated against avian influenza of the H5 and H7 subtypes; the vaccine(s) used must have been approved for the species concerned in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, or
    • Birds have been in isolation for at least 10 days prior to export and have undergone a test to detect the avian influenza H5 and H7 antigen or genome as laid down in the Chapter on Avian Influenza of the Manual of Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines for Terrestrial Animals, as regularly updated by the OIE, carried out on a sample taken not earlier than the third day of isolation, and
    • Birds are moved to a household or another residence within the Union and they must not be permitted  to enter shows, fairs, exihitions or other gatherings of birds during the period of 30 days following their entry into the Union, with the exception of movements to an approved facility for quarantine following their importation into the Union as referred to in the second paragraph above.

                 

  • Birds shall be accompanied by a declaration by the owner or the authorised person in accordance with Annex III.

Non-commercial movement of pet birds into Slovenia from third countries, except from the "13(1)" third countries, shall be authorised through the border crossings only, which include the Border Inspection Posts (BIPs), where the competent authorities verify/check the documents and the identity of the animal(s).

 

In movements from third countries into the EU of the species listed as protected species, the CITES rules shall apply. Protected and endangered animal species shall in movement be accompanied by a CITES certificate. In Slovenia, the competent management authority is the Slovenian Environment Agency - Agencija Republike Slovenije za okolje (ARSO).

 

 

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Non-commercial movement to the other EU Member States, or outside the EU

 

 

 

Non-commercial movement into the other EU Member States*

 

*European Union (countries and territories thereof): Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark (including Greenland and Faeroe Islands), Estonia, Finland, France (including French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Reunion and Mayotte), Gibraltar, Greece, Croatia, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira Islands), Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (including the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla), Sweden, United Kingdom.

 

Requirements for non-commercial movement of pet birds between the EU Member States are not harmonised with the EU legislation, and therefore, the national legislation of each particular EU Member State shall be taken into account.

 

Access to the official EU Member State Competent Authorities’ websites: 

http://ec.europa.eu/food/animal/liveanimals/pets/nat_rules_dogscatferret_en.htm

 

In movements between the EU Member States of the species listed as protected species, the CITES rules shall apply. Where applicable, a certificate according to Article 9 of Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97 shall previously be obtained from the management authority of the EU Member State in which the specimen is located. In Slovenia, the competent management authority is the Slovenian Environment Agency - Agencija Republike Slovenije za okolje (ARSO).

 

 

 

Non-commercial movement outside the EU

 

Conditions for travelling with pet animals outside the EU are laid down in the national legislation(s) of the third country(ies) into which / through which / you intend to travel. In order to avoid any complications on the journey, you are advised to make enquiries well in advance of the envisaged journey on the conditions to be met by your pet animal for entry into the particular third country.

 

Links to websites, where the contact data of competent authorities of the different third countries may be accessed:

 

In case of an intended return voyage with your pet animal into the EU/Slovenia, and in order to avoid any complications on the journey, you are advised to make enquiries on the conditions for re-entry into the EU/Slovenia still before you leave the EU/Slovenia.

 

 

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Legislation

 

Regulation (EU) No 576/2013(1) on the non-commercial movement of pet animals lays down also the other animals which, in addition to dogs, cats, ferrets and pet birds, belong to pet animals.

 

In case of non-commercial movement, pet animals may include also:

 

  • Invertebrates (except bees and bumble bees covered by Article 8 of Directive 92/65/EEC, and molluscs and crustaceans referred to respectively in points (e)(ii) and (e)(iii) of Article 3(1) of Directive 2006/88/EC)
  • Ornamental aquatic animals as defined in point (k) of Article 3 of Directive 2006/88/EC and excluded from the scope of that Directive by point (a) of Article 2(1) thereof
  • Amphibians
  • Reptiles
  • Mammals: rodents and rabbits other than those intended for food production and defined under ‘lagomorphs’ in Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 853/2004.  

Requirements for non-commercial movement of the above pet animals between the EU Member States as well as from third countries into the EU are not harmonised with the EU legislation. The national legislation of each particular EU Member State shall be taken into account.

 

On 28 November 2014, the Rules on veterinary conditions to be met for non-commercial movements of pet animals, and on the model passport to accompany such animals(2) were published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia (UL RS), laying down inter alia the conditions for non-commercial movement of other pet animals into Slovenia.

 

According to Article 34(3) of Regulation (EU) No 576/2013, the EU Member States have prepared the lists of points of entry into the EU, where the competent authorities verify/check the documents and the identity of such animals.

  

Information on travelling with pet animals to the other EU Member States, and links to the official EU Member State Competent Authorities’ websites, may be accessed at the European Commission (DG Sante) website:

http://ec.europa.eu/food/animal/liveanimals/pets/nat_rules_dogscatferret_en.htm

 

In addition, the rules and regulations governing the international trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora shall be taken into account and thereby, also Regulation (EC) No 338/97(3)(the so-called “CITES legislation”). CITES is the English abbreviation for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. Protected and endangered animal species in movement shall be accompanied by the CITES certificate. Competent authority for issuing such certificates in Slovenia is the Slovenian Environment Agency - Agencija Republike Slovenije za okolje (ARSO).

 

More information on CITES is available at its website: http://www.cites.org/

 

(1) Regulation (EU) No 576/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 June 2013 on the non-commercial movement of pet animals and repealing Regulation (EC) No 998/2003

 

(2) Rules on veterinary conditions to be met for non-commercial movements of pet animals, and on the model passport to accompany such animals (UL RS 85/2014)

 

(3) Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97 of 9 December 1996 on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein

 

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Non-commercial movement into Slovenia

 

 

 

Non-commercial movement into Slovenia from the other EU Member States*

 

*European Union (countries and territories thereof): Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark (including Greenland and Faeroe Islands), Estonia, Finland, France (including French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Reunion and Mayotte), Gibraltar, Greece, Croatia, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira Islands), Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (including the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla), Sweden, United Kingdom.

 

Requirements for non-commercial movement of other pet animals between the EU Member States are not harmonised with the EU legislation, and therefore, the national legislation of each particular EU Member State shall be taken into account.

 

The Rules on veterinary conditions to be met for non-commercial movements of pet animals, and on the model passport to accompany such animals are laying down inter alia the conditions for non-commercial movement of other pet animals from the other EU Member States into Slovenia.

 

For the purposes of non-commercial movements of other pet animals from the EU Member States, the animal ownershall in a non-commercial movement ensure that:

  • taking into account the specificities of each animal species, the animal is identified or described in a way that a connection between the pet animal and its owner is provided, and
  • the animal is accompanied by an appropriate document, on which basis the connection between the owner and the animal can be established (e.g. an invoice from a pet shop where the animal has been purchased, an invoice issued by a veterinarian, stating the owner and the animal, or another appropriate attestation).

In addition to the above conditions, the additional expert recommendations concerning the animal’s health shall be taken into account, as laid down by AFSVSPP based on an opinion of the National Veterinary Institute (NVI). For the time being, there apply no specific expert recommendations.

 

In movements between the EU Member States of the species listed as protected species, the CITES rules shall apply. Where applicable, a certificate according to Article 9 of Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97 shall previously be obtained from the management authority of the EU Member State in which the specimen is located. In Slovenia, the competent management authority is the Slovenian Environment Agency - Agencija Republike Slovenije za okolje (ARSO).

 

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Non-commercial movement into Slovenia from third countries or from territories outside the EU 

 

 

Requirements for non-commercial movement of other pet animals from third countries or territories outside the EU are not harmonised with the EU legislation, and therefore, the national legislation of each particular EU Member State shall be taken into account.

 

The Rules on veterinary conditions to be met for non-commercial movements of pet animals, and on the model passport to accompany such animals are laying down inter alia the conditions for non-commercial movement of other pet animals from third countries or territories outside the EU into Slovenia.

 

For the purposes of non-commercial movements of other pet animals from third countries, the animal ownershall in a non-commercial movement ensure that

  • taking into account the specificities of each animal species, the animal is identified or described in a way that a connection between the pet animal and its owner is provided, and
  • the animal is accompanied by an appropriate document, on which basis the connection between the owner and the animal can be established (e.g. an invoice from a pet shop where the animal has been purchased, an invoice issued by a veterinarian, stating the owner and the animal, or another appropriate attestation).

In addition to the above conditions, the additional expert recommendations concerning the animal’s health shall be taken into account, as laid down by AFSVSPP based on an opinion of the National Veterinary Institute (NVI). For the time being, there apply no specific expert recommendations.

 

In movements from third countries into the EU of the species listed as protected species, the CITES rules shall apply. Protected and endangered animal species shall in movement be accompanied by a CITES certificate. In Slovenia, the competent management authority, issuing such certificates, is the Slovenian Environment Agency - Agencija Republike Slovenije za okolje (ARSO).

 

 

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Non-commercial movements into the other EU Member States, or outside the EU

 

 

 

 

Non-commercial movement into the other EU Member States*

 

*European Union (countries and territories thereof): Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark (including Greenland and Faeroe Islands), Estonia, Finland, France (including French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Reunion and Mayotte), Gibraltar, Greece, Croatia, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira Islands), Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (including the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla), Sweden, United Kingdom.

 

Requirements for non-commercial movement of other pet animals between the EU Member States are not harmonised with the EU legislation, and therefore, the national legislation of each particular EU Member State shall be taken into account.

 

Access to the official EU Member State Competent Authorities’ websites: 

http://ec.europa.eu/food/animal/liveanimals/pets/nat_rules_dogscatferret_en.htm

 

In movements between the EU Member States of the species listed as protected species, the CITES rules shall apply. Where applicable, a certificate according to Article 9 of Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97 shall previously be obtained from the management authority of the EU Member State in which the specimen is located. In Slovenia, the competent management authority is the Slovenian Environment Agency - Agencija Republike Slovenije za okolje (ARSO).

 

 

Non-commercial movement outside the EU

 

Conditions for travelling with pet animals outside the EU are laid down in the national legislation(s) of the third country(ies) into which / through which / you intend to travel. In order to avoid any complications on the journey, you are advised to make enquiries well in advance of the envisaged journey on the conditions to be met by your pet animal for entry into the particular third country.

 

Links to websites, where the contact data of competent authorities of the different third countries may be accessed:

 

In case of an intended return voyage with your pet animal into the EU/Slovenia, and in order to avoid any complications on the journey, you are advised to make enquiries on the conditions for re-entry into the EU/Slovenia still before you leave the EU/Slovenia.

 

 

 

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Source of the images: The Internet.

What are non-commercial movements?

 

Where a pet animal accompanies its owner or a natural person responsible for such an animal on behalf of the owner during a movement, and such an animal is not intended for sale or transfer to another owner, this is a non-commercial movement of a pet animal (travelling with pet animal).

 

Pet animals are animal species, which are laid down in Annex I of Regulation 998/2003/EC: dogs, cats, ferrets, invertebrates (except bees and crustaceans), ornamental tropical fish, amphibia, reptiles, birds (except poultry covered by Council Directives 90/539/EEC and 92/65/EEC), rodents and domestic rabbits.

 

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