Throughout the EU there are standard rules for the issuing of a PET passport and animals travelling within the EU are required to have one. More information on the passport scheme and travelling with pets is available on the DEFRA Website:
Pets must be transported by an authorised carrier. Aegean Airlines and other International scheduled airlines will transport pets to Greece.
Make sure you locate a local Vet (‘ktiniatros’) and obtain an emergency telephone number as soon as you arrive in Greece with your pet. Unfortunately poisoning of animals is a fairly common occurrence. Dogs and cats may eat something coated in poison, or get poison on their paws and lick it off. If you suspect your pet has eaten poison contact your vet immediately. Intravenous drugs to counteract the effects must be given as quickly as possible.
Take care! Rabies is here in Greece .
What you should do
What you should do
You know they want to go along – so why not take them?
sure your pets are healthy, schedule a visit with your vet, and renew
any shots that are due. Some Hotels now require that you show proof that
your pet’s shot record is current.
Be sure to give them a treatment
of flea and tick medicine as some areas may be infested with fleas and
A treatment of heartworm medicine is recommended since mosquito’s
can infect your pet. More Perfect tips for pet travel
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The information published here is a guideline for pet owners importing their pet to Greece. Further detail on import permits (if applicable), costs, tests and procedures are available at minimal cost atPetTravelStore.com if you need them. We also stock all the equipment and accessories you will need for traveling with your pet. Same day shipping until 4:00 PM EST.GOT QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS??? You can post them directly to our Facebook page, blog, forumor just enter them below. We will respond as soon as we can.
Pets on Board
Dear Pets Owners,
When travelling with your pet/s, there are rules and regulations which must be followed by the pet owners and ferry companies alike.
Regarding Greece and Greek Law, ferry companies flying the Greek flag come under PD 101/1973, 61 FEK 31/03/95 which states:
1) Passenger ships over 25 meters in length must provide specially-designed areas for pets travelling with their owners. These areas must have 1 animal cage for every 200 passengers.
2) Disabled passengers, accompanied by specially-trained pets, must have the appropriate, valid paperwork/certificate which permits the animal to remain with the owner throughout the ship.
The bottom line: find out as much as you can in advance. If in doubt, prepare for the unexpected.
Consider the case of a couple vacationing in Italy, whose cat got out and fought with a stray just before their return to the United States. The cat was bitten by the stray, but because it had been vaccinated for rabies and its owners had the paperwork handy, U.S. Customs and Border Protection was able to clear the cat for entry immediately. The cat's veterinarian at home was able to treat the wound without delay, and the cat is now doing just fine after its adventures abroad.
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The good news is…traveling with a cat or dog is now much easier with the new EU pet passport. When your dog, cat, or elephant goes flying, check out this site for paperwork and other details. Find out where you and your best friend are welcome.
the biggest question:….Which airlines can you take pets on?
If you’re flying internationally, you’ve got a good choice of airlines. British Airways carries pets not in the cabin but on British Airways World Cargo (via a Pet Travel Agent). Virgin Atlantic allows cats and dogs to travel in the cargo hold. For an excess baggage charge, KLM will carry cats and dogs on board its aircraft.
Lufthansa carries pets as hand luggage or cargo, depending on their size and weight.
Whichever airline you choose to fly with, you will always need to call and reserve your pet’s travel. While some airlines allow pets in the cabin, others do not....
For pets , U.S.A Embassy to Greece
Pet animals (dogs, cats, ferrets) must be identified by the electronic identification system (microchip) according to ISO standard 11784 or 11785.Be vaccinated against rabies.Be accompanied by a health certificate for non-commercial movement of pets Regulation (EC) No. 998/2003 endorsed by a USDA state veterinarian. For detailed info please contact the Greek Embassy in U.S.
Health clearance will be given at the port of entry. Parrots may not be imported, unless they are coming from a country free from psittacosis, in which case no more than two may be imported and must have the same health certification as for dogs and cats. Greece has few boarding kennels available. Those available are not of Western standards, and bookings must be made in advance.