If you have any questions or concerns regarding the procedures and requirements for exporting animals, animal products, or to obtain a zoosanitary certificate for an animal product, you should contact the VS Field Office covering the area from where the product will be exported (or the area in which your office is located).
Belgium - Summary of Requirements for Animals
Belgium is a Member State of the European Union. Belgium accepts English-only health certificates. If the certificate for a species or commodity is not listed below, please refer to the link to the European Union.
Dogs, Cats, Ferrets - Health Certificate (Movement of no more than 5 non-commercial pet animals) - December 2011 (pdf 103kb)
Pet dogs, cats, and ferrets must be identified with a microchip compatible with ISO standard 11784 or 11785 or the appropriate microchip reader must be provided along with the pet. Microchip implantation must occur PRIOR to rabies vaccination. Any rabies vaccination that occurs prior to microchip implantation is not considered valid regardless of whether the animal was up-to-date on its previous rabies vaccines. In this case, the animal must be revaccinated. 21 days must have elapsed after the first (primary) vaccination after implantation of the microchip before the animal is eligible to enter the European Union. A rabies vaccination is considered primary if either: (1) an animal was up-to-date on its rabies vaccination but vaccination occurred prior to microchip implantation, (2) vaccination was not carried out within the period of validity of a previous vaccination, or (3) the animal was vaccinated for the first time.
Pet Passports – Dogs, cats, and ferrets re-entering the Union after traveling to the United States may be accompanied by an EU Pet Passport issued prior to leaving the EU. An EU health certificate is not required for these animals. Notation of any additional treatments or vaccinations (i.e., echinococcus treatment for pets traveling to the UK, Ireland, Finland or Malta) may be added to the passport by an accredited veterinarian. APHIS endorsement of the passport is not required.