The documents necessary for the importation of pets into Turkey are as follows:
1) A rabies vaccination certificate from an accredited veterinarian, issued not later than 15 days prior to entry
2) An International Certificate of Health issued not later than 15 days prior to entry
3) A written statement from an accredited veterinarian that the animal is at least 3 months old
4) A pet identification card
If you have the required documentation, each person, may bring one cat, one bird, one dog and ten aquarium fish into the country.
Turkey requires that your pet be micro chipped with a 15 digit microchip. Your pet must be vaccinated within a year of entry to Turkey. A minimum of 30 days after your pet is vaccinated, a Blood Titer Test must be administered by your veterinarian. Three months after the test is given, your pet is permitted to enter Turkey assuming negative results.
Within 10 days of travel, accredited veterinarian must then complete the Veterinary Certificate for Turkey for endorsement . If you are not traveling from either of these countries, the Governing Authority of your country should endorse the forms. A copy of the Rabies Certificate should also be included.
Your pet must be re-examined within 48 hours of travel.
Failure to comply with these regulations will mean that your pet may be refused entry and the relevant authority in consultation with an authorized veterinarian can decide to return the pet home, or place the pet in quarantine at the expense of the owner or natural person responsible for pet, or as a last resort, without financial compensation, put the pet down where the return trip home or quarantine cannot be arranged.
All other pets (birds, invertebrates, tropical fish, reptiles, amphibia, mammals such as rodents and rabbits) are not subject to the regulations in respect of the anti-rabies vaccination but may have to meet other requirements as to a limit on the number of animals and a certificate to accompany them in respect of other diseases. Pet owners are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of the country of destination.
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