Traveling with Pets
In order to take a pet into Turkey for a temporary period the following documents should be legalized by the Turkish consulate abroad:
A certificate of health stating that the animal is in good health and that
it has been vaccinated against rabies, issued not more than 15 days before traveling
to Turkey should be stamped by the Ministry of Agriculture or the related Ministry
of the home country. Export certificate (certificate of origin) issued by the
Ministry of Agriculture or by the related Ministry or by the Foreign Office
of the home country
For more information please contact with the nearest Turkish Consulate or Turkish Embassy in your country.
Note: If you have an official certificate, you may bring one cat, one bird, one dog and 10 aquarium fish into the country.
Leaving the country with your pet
If you wish to take your pet with you when leaving Turkey there are some legal procedures you should bear in mind. First check with the consulates of your transit and final destination countries for their regulation regarding pets then:
Apply to the Mayor Office of your home district. And ask for Menşe Belgesi
(certificate of origin). This document officially certified that no rabies and
epidemic diseases seen at your area.
Buy Damga Pulu (stamp duty) of 1.950.000 TL,
2 days prior to your trip, you should apply to Gümrük Veteriner Müdürlüğü (Customs Veterinary Directorate) with Menşe Belgesi, Damga Pulu, vaccination card and your pet.
Gümrük Veteriner Müdürlüğü, Florya
Tel: (212) 663 60 38
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