±JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER

Get useful expat articles, health and financial news, social media recommendations and more in your inbox each month - free!



We respect your privacy - we don't spam and you can unsubscribe at any time.

±Compare Expat Providers

Expat Health Insurance Quotes

Foreign Currency Exchange Quotes

International Moving Quotes

We're very social! Follow Expat Focus on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+

Expat Focus Facebook PageExpat Focus on TwitterExpat Focus Pinterest PageExpat Focus Google+ Page

Notify me when new content is added about a country

±Expat Focus Partners

Taking Your Pets

Portugal - Taking Your Pets


The following documentation is required to import domestic pets into Portugal:

- EU Pet Passport (for pets arriving from EU countries). In order for the EU Pet Passport to be issued, the pet must be micro-chipped and vaccinated against rabies.
- Proof of rabies vaccination within 15 days prior to date of arrival if coming from a non-EU country.
- International Certificate of Health from an accredited veterinarian (in the US known as USDA Form 7001) if coming from a non-EU country.
- Micro-chipping details if coming from a non-EU country.
- Fitness To Fly certificate if arriving by air (required by most airlines).


Added March 2007 by Kerstin:
Readers might be interested in knowing that some dogs, classed as "potentially dangerous" need a special licence.

We're thinking about moving to Portugal and have found out that like Spain, we have to complete a lot, no seriously, a lot of paperwork! So different from Ireland where we bought a licence from the post office!

FYI Law is quoted on this site:
http://www.sosanimal.com/html/body_dec312-2003.html

http://www.rcp.pt/index.php?n=34&a=59


Read more about this country



Expat Health Insurance Partners


Aetna

Our award-winning expatriate business provides health benefits to more than 650,000 members worldwide. In addition, we have helped develop world-class health systems for governments, corporations and providers around the world. We want to be the global leader in delivering world-class health solutions, making quality health care more accessible and empowering people to live healthier lives.

Bupa Global

At Bupa we have been helping individuals and families live longer, healthier, happier lives for over 60 years. We are trusted by expats in 190 different countries and have links with healthcare organisations throughout the world. So whether you're moving abroad for a change of career or a change of scene, with our international private health insurance you will always be in safe hands.

Cigna

Cigna has worked in international health insurance for more than 30 years. Today, Cigna has over 71 million customer relationships around the world. Looking after them is an international workforce of 31,000 people, plus a network of over 1 million hospitals, physicians, clinics and health and wellness specialists worldwide, meaning you have easy access to treatment.