PETS NON COMMERCIAL MOVEMENT TO BOSNIA AND HERCEGOVINA

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11.04.2016

CONDITIONS FOR NON COMMERCIAL MOVEMENT OF PETS TO BIH

In order to be moved into BiH from a countries listed in Part A Annex IV:

1.          the pet animal (dog, cat or ferret) must be marked by the implantation of a transponder;

2.          the pet animal (dog, cat or ferret) must be vaccinated against rabies by an authorised veterinarian as follows:

-            the animal was at least 12 weeks old at the date the vaccine was administered;

-            the date of administration of the vaccine does not precede the date of marking or reading of the transponder;

-            the period of validity of the vaccination starts not less than 21 days from the completion of the vaccination protocol for the primary vaccination, and any subsequent vaccination was carried out within the period of validity of the preceding vaccination;

3.          the pet animal (dog, cat or ferret) must be accompanied by EU passport completed and issued by an authorised veterinarian before leaving the EU/EFTA member.

4.          the pet animal (dog, cat or ferret) must pass through a travellers’ point of entry designated by BiH. The owner must, at the time of entry, contact the competent authority present at the point of entry for the purposes of the documentary and identity checks.

In order to be moved into BiH from countries listed in Part B Annex IV:

1.          the pet animal (dog, cat or ferret) must be marked by the implantation of a transponder;

2.          the pet animal (dog, cat or ferret) must be vaccinated against rabies by an authorised veterinarian as follows:

-            the animal was at least 12 weeks old at the date the vaccine was administered;

-            the date of administration of the vaccine does not precede the date of marking or reading of the transponder;

3.          the pet animal (dog, cat or ferret) must be accompanied by

-            an animal health certificate

-            completed and issued by an official veterinarian;

-            documenting the alpha-numeric code displayed by the transponder or the tattoo, the details of vaccination against rabies, the details of the blood sampling;

-            valid for 10 days from the date of issue by the official veterinarian until the date of the documentary and identity checks at the travellers' points of entry designated by BiH. In the case of a transport by sea, that period of 10 days is extended by an additional period corresponding to the duration of the journey by sea;

4.          the pet animal (dog, cat or ferret) must pass through a travellers’ point of entry designated by BiH. The owner must, at the time of entry, contact the competent authority present at the point of entry for the purposes of the documentary and identity checks.

 

In order to be moved into BiH from countries not listed in Annex IV:

1.          the pet animal (dog, cat or ferret) must be marked by the implantation of a transponder;

2.          the pet animal (dog, cat or ferret) must be vaccinated against rabies by an authorised veterinarian as follows:

-            the animal was at least 12 weeks old at the date the vaccine was administered;

-            the date of administration of the vaccine does not precede the date of marking or reading of the transponder;

3.          the pet animal (dog, cat or ferret) must undergo a rabies antibody titration test, as follows:

-            the test must be carried out on a sample collected by an authorised veterinarian at least 30 days after the date of vaccination and not less than three months before the date of movement;

-            the test must measure a level of neutralising antibody to rabies virus in serum equal to or greater than 0,5 IU/ml;

-            the test must be performed in an approved laboratory.

4.          the pet animal (dog, cat or ferret) must be accompanied by

-            an animal health certificate

-            completed and issued by an official veterinarian;

-            documenting the alpha-numeric code displayed by the transponder or the tattoo, the details of vaccination against rabies, the details of the blood sampling;

-            valid for 10 days from the date of issue by the official veterinarian until the date of the documentary and identity checks at the travellers' points of entry designated by BiH. In the case of a transport by sea, that period of 10 days is extended by an additional period corresponding to the duration of the journey by sea;

5.        the pet animal (dog, cat or ferret) must pass through a travellers’ point of entry designated by BiH. The owner must, at the time of entry, contact the competent authority present at the point of entry for the purposes of the documentary and identity checks.

 

EXCEPTIONS

(1) Regarding the number of pet animals moved

Where pet animals (dogs, cats or ferrets) are moved in a number of more than five they have to undergo all procedures in accordance with the import regulations. Please contact info@vet.gov.ba for more information.

 (2) Regarding the marking

BiH shall authorise the movement into their territory of dogs, cats and ferrets marked by a clearly readable tattoo if applied before 3 July 2011.

 

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