Information for Flying with your cat or ferret to Cyprus0
Cat or ferret flying to Cyprus must be individually identified and must be accompanied by an European passport (from EU member states) or Health certificate (or third country passport from third countries).
An animal is considered identified when it bears an electronic identification system – Microchip (In order for the microchip to be easily detected/read and compatible with the radio detective devices which the Veterinary Services own, the microchip should a) have been manufactured in accordance with the provisions set by the International Quality Standard ISO 11784:1996 or b) comply with annex A of ISO 11785:1996.).
The date of vaccination against rabies should not precede the date of application of the transponder or tattoo or the date of reading of the transponder or the tattoo indicated in the appropriate section of the identification document. In order to be vaccinated, the animal must be at least 12 weeks old. Τhe period of validity of the vaccination starts from the establishment of protective immunity, which is at least 21 days from the completion of the vaccination In Cyprus (30 days for third countries), only authorized veterinarians have the right to carry out the implantation of the transponder.
The entry of pet animals aged less than 105 days old is prohibited regardless of the country of origin.
In the case of transport by air, the animals should be placed in containers which fulfil the requirements of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) specifications. For more information you may visit IATA website
The maximum number of pet animals which may accompany the owner or an authorised person during a single non-commercial movement shall not exceed five.
For the entry of pet animals other than dogs, cats and ferrets, an import permit issued by the Veterinary Services must be obtained prior to the movement.
The Veterinary Services – Animal Health and Welfare Division (AHWD) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment oversees animal care and veterinary services in Cyprus.
Animal Health and Welfare Division (AHWD)
Veterinary Services Headquarters
Tel: +357 22 805 152/5/253
Fax: +357 22 805 174
LEFKOSIA DISTRICT VETERINARY OFFICE
LEMESOS DISTRICT VETERINARY OFFICE
LARNAKA DISTRICT VETERINARY OFFICE
AMMOCHOSTOS DISTRICT VETERINARY OFFICE
PAFOS DISTRICT VETERINARY OFFICE
ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELFARE DIVISION
Tel: +357-22805253 / 22805236 / 22805250