Take pet to Luxembourg

Take pet to Luxembourg

Luxembourg has no specific rules for the entry of domestic animals and follows the general requirements of the European Union. As the procedures may change, we recommend that at the time you consult the rules with the Ministry of Agriculture http://www.agricultura.gov.br/assuntos/vigilancia-agropecuaria/animais-estimacao/sair-do-brasil/sair-do-brasil  so you do not run into the risk of your animal not boarding neither to be quarantined when you arrive at the destination, as you must always follow Brazilian and European laws for boarding the animal.

Attention: The whole process for traveling with animals to Europe takes an average of 5 months. So it is important to plan ahead and consider an extra time before booking your trip to Europe.

In general, the following documents need to be prepared before boarding:

  • Keep fleas and dewormers up to date;
  • Apply the Microchip to your pet (at a recognized and reputable veterinary clinic or hospital – for the chip to be valid – standart ISO 11784 and ISO 11785). ATTENTION: It is mandatory to implant the microchip before the rabies vaccination. Vaccination performed before microchipping is not valid for the European Union.
  • Give the rabies vaccine to your pet;
  • Perform rabies serology (anti-rabies) (blood collection – 30 days after rabies vaccine application). Serology does not need to be renewed in the case of animals that, having undergone this test with satisfactory results, have been revaccinated against rabies within the validity period of a previous vaccination.
  • Send serology to a laboratory approved by the European Commission. In Brazil, currently, the approved laboratory is the CCZ (São Paulo Zoonosis Control Center). To make sure that this laboratory is still authorized, at the time of the process, consult the European Union website for the laboratories that are authorized https://ec.europa.eu/food/animals/pet-movement/approved-labs_en#brasil
  • Wait for the result of the Serology exam for 90 days (3 months) to be able to travel. The level of neutralizing antibodies to your pet’s rabies virus should be equal to or greater than 0.5 IU / ml;
  • Take the IZC (International Zoosanitary Certificate) from the Ministry of Agriculture (with a maximum date of 10 days before the trip to the European Union).