Pet Passport Israel
Regulations for taking a pet dog or cat to Israel
Israel does not quarantine healthy pets who meet the following requirements:
- Your dog or cat must have a 15 digit ISO
If your pet's microchip is not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, you can
bring your own
- Your pet must have been vaccinated for rabies between 30 days
and 12 months before entry.
- A Blood Titer Test must be administered a minimum of 30 days
after vaccination and sent to an approved
laboratory. (Have your veterinarian scan your pet's microchip prior
to the titer test.)
- Within 10 days of travel,
Veterinary Certificate for Israel
must be completed by a licensed USDA or CFIA veterinarian
for endorsement by the USDA or CFIA if traveling from the United
States or Canada. If you are not traveling from either of these
countries, the Governing Authority over animals in your country
responsible for the import and export of animals should endorse the forms.
- The results of the Blood Titer Test and Rabies Certificate should also be included for indorsement.
This completes a passport for your dog or cat to enter Israel.
Pets who are accompanied by their owners (limit of 2) will not need an import license.
Breed Restrictions: the following breeds or their crosses will not be permitted to enter Israel - American Staff Bull Terrier (Amstaff), Bull Terrier, Argentino Dogo, Japanese Tosa, Staff Bull Terrier (English Staff), Pit Bull Terrier, Brazilian Fila and Rottweiler.
Puppies and Kittens: Unvaccinated puppies and kittens entering from Oceania, Great Britain, Japan and Cyprus can enter Israel at the age of 3 months, but they must be vaccinated within 5 days of arrival. Puppies and kittens from all other countries must be a minimum of 4 months and must be vaccinated for rabies.
Whenever you travel to a foreign country like Israel, it is always advisable to carry some form of identification indicating ownership of the pet.
Failure to comply with these regulations will mean that your pet will be refused entry or returned to the country of origin or placed in quarantine, all at the expense of the person responsible for your pet.
Inspection: All domestic dogs and cats must be free of evidence of disease
communicable to humans when examined at the port of entry to
Israel. If your dog or cat is not in apparent good health, further examination by a
licensed veterinarian may be required at your expense.
Other Animals: Birds, invertebrates, tropical fish, reptiles, amphibia, mammals such as rodents and rabbits are not subject to requirements of rabies vaccination, but may have to meet other requirements and should have a health certificate to enter Israel. Pet owners are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of the country of destination.
If your pet is not a dog, cat or ferret, and especially if it is a
turtle or parrot, you should verify that
it is not protected under the
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna
and Flora (CITIES). You will need to apply for additional permits
if this is the case. Search their database.
Over 180 countries participate and enforce CITIES regulations. Read more about CITIES.
Veterinary Certificate: All countries have unique veterinary certificates. This form may differ from the veterinary certificate issued by veterinarians in the United States. (APHIS 7001) It is an essential part of the cat or dog passport.
The information published here is a guideline for pet owners importing their pet to Israel. Further detail on import permits (if applicable), costs, tests and procedures are available at minimal cost at PetTravelStore.com if you need them. We also stock all the equipment and accessories you will need for traveling with your pet. Same day shipping until 4:00 PM EST.GOT QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS??? You can post them directly to our Facebook page, blog, forum or just enter them below. We will respond as soon as we can.