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Temporary import of animals

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Temporary import of animals

Conditions for the temporary import of pets or other animals are the same as for the bringing of pets or other animals during the transit or tourist stay.

In order to bring household pets or animals into Serbia is necessary to obtain a valid veterinary import permit and a permit for quarantine issued by the Ministry of Agriculture,  Forestry and Water Management – Veterinary Directorate.

The request for import and quarantine can be submitted only by a citizen residing in Serbia or an authorized customs agent. In the case of the import for commercial purposes (for sale) the request can be submitted only by an import company. The request should be submitted 15 days before the actual realization of import.

You may download the forms here:

Requests should be submitted to:

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management
Uprava za veterinu
Omladinskih brigada 1
11070 Novi Beograd,
Republic of Serbia

At the border you must present the following documents:

  • Import permit
  • Permit for quarantine
  • Veterinary certificate on the origin and health of the animal translated into Serbian.

In case of the household pets the quarantine is 21 days and the designated quarantine location is always the address/residence of the requisition applicant.

For dogs and cats you will need a veterinary certificate where the authorized veterinarian certifies that no case of rabies has been reported in the place of the animal’s origin in the last six months.

For domestic rodents and furry animals you will need a document (veterinary certificate) in which the authorized veterinarian confirm that:

a. the country of animal’s origin has been free of Tularemia for at least one year;
b. that there were no cases of Rabies, TB, Pasteurellosis, Brucellosis or Myxomatosis in the radius of 50 km from the residence in the last six months.

Exotic and decorative birds, aquarium fish and other animals require a document (veterinary certificate) in which the authorized veterinarian certifies that they are clinically healthy as well as that they originate from the areas where there are no communicable diseases that could be transmitted.