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Turkey Pet Shipping


Turkey Pet Shipping - This is a summary of the main points only, please contact DEFRA for revised regulations.

Charter airlines state the pets MUST be accompanied for their journey.

One person can take a maximum of two animals into Turkey.

Animals must be shipped in IATA approved transit kennels that allow the animal to stand up without touching the top of the box, lie down and turn around.

From the UK the following paperwork is required:

A.  An Import Permit obtained from Turkey – only if pets travel unaccompanied.

Unaccompanied pets will not be allowed entry unless and Import Permit has been obtained from the following:

Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs
Akay Cad No 3,

B.  An Official Export Health Certificate, which must be applied for from DEFRA. This must be completed and certified by your LVI within 96 hours of the flight.

C.  A written declaration stating that the animal has not been imported into Great Britain during the last six months.

D.  All pets to be exported should be fitted with a microchip.

E.  Rabies Vaccination – must be given at least 15 days and not more than 6 months before export.

F.  Legalisation – is only required is the pets are not being accompanied.

The legalisation of the Export Health Certificate must be done after being signed by the Official Veterinarian but before export at the following address:-

The Legalisation Office
(Foreign and Commonwealth Office)
Norfolk House (WEST)
437 Silbury Boulevard
Milton Keynes

Tel: 01908 295 111


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