Take pet to Luxembourg

Take pet to Luxembourg

The general requirements for entry of domestic animals into the European Union are:

a) Health certificate:

  • With the declaration that the animal shows no signs of infectious and parasitic diseases.
  • Proof of implantation of microchip or tattoo for animal identification purposes. The microchip must meet the ISO 11784 and ISO 11785 standards.

ATTENTION: It is mandatory to implant the microchip before the anti-rabies vaccination. Vaccination done before microchip implantation is not valid for the European Union.

b) Animal Vaccination Card over 12 weeks old must receive the anti-rabies vaccination.

c) Anti-rabies Serology:

  • Must be done with a sample taken at least 30 days after the vaccination date and three months before the date of travel.
  • Must be carried out by any laboratory approved in accordance with Article 3 of Decision 2000/258/CE; list of approved laboratories available on: www.ec.europa.eu
  • It is the responsibility of the interested party to choose the laboratory and send the samples. DCCG 03/11/2016.
  • In Brazil: Laboratório de Zoonoses e Doenças Transmitidas por Vetores do Centro de Controle de Zoonoses de São Paulo – Rua Santa Eulália nº 86, Santana, zoonoses@prefeitura.sp.gov.br.
  • The level of rabies virus neutralizing antibodies should be equal to or greater than 0.5 UI/ml.
  • Serology does not need to be renewed in the case of animals which, having undergone this test with satisfactory results, have been revaccinated against rabies within the validity period of a previous vaccination.
  • A certified copy of the approved laboratory report with the test results for the detection of rabies antibodies must be attached to the certificate.

ATTENTION: It is necessary to wait 90 days between the date of blood collection and the animal boarding.


  • The certificate is valid for 10 days from the date of issuance by the official veterinarian until the date of presentation at the point of entry into the European Union. In the case of sea transport, the period of 10 days is extended by an additional period corresponding to the duration of the voyage by sea.
  • Any revaccination must be considered primary vaccination if it has not been carried out within the validity period of a previous vaccination.
  • A certified copy of the identification and relative details of the vaccination of the animals must be attached to the certificate.