Requirements for Pet relocation to Israel

Age Of Animal

Puppies and kittens have to be 3 months or older. Puppies and kittens have to travel on their own valid rabies vaccination & valid rabies titre blood test.

Microchip required prior to Rabies Vaccination ( can be done on the same day but microchip to be implanted first and then rabies. A veterinary letter confirming this is advisable ).

Rabies Vaccinations

All international destinations require a valid rabies vaccination for travel. Valid means that the vaccination must have been given no more than one year and no less than thirty days before the intended travel date.

Normal Canine and Feline vaccinations

The veterinary authorities are mainly concerned that the rabies vaccination is current. However it is important for your pet’s health that these vaccinations are given annually and it is advisable that these vaccinations be updated when necessary

Rabies Neutralizing Antibody Titre Test

A blood sample should be taken from all dogs and cats not less than 30 days after the rabies vaccination was given. The blood sample must be taken by an approved veterinarian and the serological test should be tested in an OIE approved laboratory. The result should state that the rabies neutralizing antibody titre was equal to or greater than 0.5 IU/ml. There is no wait time after the titre test results are received.

Health Certificate (Valid for 10 days)

The pets have to be accompanied by a health certificate issued by a private veterinarian certifying compliance with the above requirements and endorsed by the State Vet.

The health certificate has to be done within 10 days prior to arrival.

Our clients will be supplied with the correct & filled in Heath Certificate.

Import Permit

The importation of dogs and cats to Israel requires an import license issued by the Director of the Veterinary Services in the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development only if there are more than two pets, if the pets arrive as manifested cargo, if the pet wasn’t in the owner’s possession

at least 90 days prior their arrival in Israel, if the pet isn’t arriving with the owner and/or if the pet belongs to a dangerous breed.

Dangerous and Banned Breeds

There are no banned dog breeds in Israel.

The following breeds will need extra documents and requirements in order to enter Israel:

* American Staffordshire Bull Terrier (Amstaff)
* Bull Terrier
* Argentinean Dogo
* Japanese Tosa
* Staffordshire Bull Terrier (English Staff)
* Pit Bull Terrier
* Brazilian Fila
* Rottweiler

A cross with a dangerous breed that exhibits physical traits similar to those of a dangerous breed will be seen as a dangerous breed and will need to follow the same regulations.

According to the Israel Nature and Parks Authority, a Bengal cat can’t be imported.

Extra Information

No person will import an animal unless through the following ports of entry: Ben Gurion airport

The importer / owner is required to notify the Veterinary Services at the point of entry at least 2 working days prior to the pet’s arrival. The health certificate should be accompanied by a declaration by the owner that the animals had been in their possession at least 90 days prior to being brought into Israel.

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