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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).

Animal Products

Live Animals

Spain - Summary of Requirements for Animals

Spain is a Member State of the European Union. Bilingual health certificates are available for some commodities/species (see below). If the bilingual certificate for that species or commodity is not listed below, please refer to the English version on the link to the European Union. It is the responsibility of the exporter to obtain a bilingual certificate if it is not listed below.


Bovine Embryos

  • Bovine Embryos Annex II - Health certificate for in vivo derived embryos collected in accordance with Council Directive 89/556/EEC - January 2013 (pdf 62kb)

Note: For Spain, in addition to the animal health export certificate, the following zootechnical certificates (both English and Spanish) must accompany bovine embryos collected from pure breed bovines to be used for animals intended to be registered in a European Community herd book :

Annex VI, Commission Decision 96/510/EC, as amended by Commission Decision 2004/186/EC

Bovine Semen

Live Swine

Equine Semen




Reptiles and Amphibians


For animals older than 16 weeks of age, 21 days must elapse from the date of the primary rabies vaccination before a pet is eligible to travel to the EU. A rabies vaccine is considered primary if either:

(1) the animal was vaccinated for the first time.
(2) the animal was vaccinated for the first time after a microchip was implanted, or
(3) vaccination was not carried out within the period of validity of a previous vaccinatio

Dog, cats or ferrets under three months of age that are not vaccinated for rabies are not allowed entry into Spain.

  • Dogs, Cats and Ferrets - Health Certificate (Non-commercial movement of five or less animals) - December 2014
    • Certificate instructions certificates with explanatory notes
    • Declaration: Use only if animals are either less than 12 weeks of age and not vaccinated for rabies, or between 12-16 weeks of age and vaccinated but 21 days has not elapsed since the date of vaccination.
    • Declaration:   Use only if animals are transiting an unlisted country (the US is listed).  Not relevant if animals are exported directly from the United States.
  • Dogs, Cats and Ferrets - Health Certificate (Movement of commercial or more than five non-commercial animals) – NEW certificate as of 12/29/2014


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