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TRAVELING TO BELGIUM

Taking Pet Ferret/Guinea/Rabbit

Traveling from the U.S. to Belgium with your pets
Sending pets unaccompanied to Belgium


Traveling from the US to Belgium with your pets

If you travel on the same plane with your animal, the procedure is simple. You just have to ask your veterinarian to fill out an International Health certificate mentioning the following statement:

I ….(Name of the Veterinarian) certify that I personally checked the animal and I concluded that the animal was in good health, fit to travel and exempt from any usual disease associated to the species.

The health certificate must be issued within 48 hours prior to the travel.

Sending pets unaccompanied to Belgium

You will have to ask your veterinarian to fill out an International Health Certificate (see details above).

You will also have to apply for an Import Authorization.

To do so, you have to fill out the following forms and return them to the Belgian Veterinarian Services in Brussels..

After the Belgian Veterinarian Services in Brussels examine your request, they will send you back the Import Authorization.

You will have to attach this authorization to the International Health Certificate and make sure that your animal travels with this paperwork.

For your convenience please find enclosed some useful addresses, phone and fax numbers :

Embassy of Belgium
3330 Garfield Street NW
Washington, DC 20008
Tel: 202.333.6900
Email: washington@diplobel.org
Belgian Veterinarian Services
Dhr. Moelans Joan
World Trade Center 3 - 5th Floor
Boulevard Simon Bolivar 30
B-1000 Brussels
Belgium
Tel: 011.32.2.208.5040
Fax: 011.32.2.208.5172

 

* In any case, we also highly encourage the owner to double check with the airline company about any additional requirements.

* The animal must travel with the original of the certificates.

* For information on taking your pet back into the United States, please contact the US Department of Agriculture at

http://www.aphis.usda.gov/travel/pets.html

 

 

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