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Taking Your Pets

Bulgaria - Taking Your Pets

Bulgaria is not yet a member of the EU Pets Passport Scheme. Control over the import of live animals to Bulgaria is the responsibility of the National Veterinary Medical Service at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forest.

If you wish to take a pet to Bulgaria, you will be required to provide the border veterinary authorities with:

- An immunisation passport with an ID number, description of the pet, and information about vaccinations and anti-parasite treatment, issued by a licensed vet in the country of origin;

- A medical certificate for the pet, issued by a governmental or another authorized veterinary doctor, which verifies that the pet has passed a medical examination within 24 hours before the date of its export; has been vaccinated against rabies at least 30 days before and no more than 12 months before the date of export; that the pet's country of origin has had no registered cases of rabies in the last six months, and that if under three months old the pet has been kept indoors since its birth.

Full details of the documentation required should be obtained from the Bulgarian Customs Agency's website or the website of the Bulgarian embassy in your home country.

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