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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Accredited Veterinarians can submit health certificates for USDA endorsement electronically through VEHCS (Veterinary Export Health Certification System).
However, this country requires USDA to ink-sign and emboss the health certificate. This means the final, endorsed health certificate that travels with the animal(s) must be mailed back to you.
Before going to VEHCS: Scroll below this banner to view animal-specific requirements.
To process some health certificates, VEHCS may need the Accredited Veterinarian to upload the completed fillable PDF version found in the requirements section of this page. Either save a copy of the PDF below, or return to this page for the health certificate, if prompted by VEHCS.
NOTE: Effective May 1, 2020, due to COVID-19 health concerns, the Turkish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MINAF) has order pets entering Turkey to complete an in-home quarantine for 14 days.
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The CDC’s temporary suspension for dogs entering
the United States from high-risk countries for dog rabies implementedin July 2021will be extendeduntil January 2023. Effective June 10, 2022,import eligibility for all dogs (pets and dogs intended for resale/adoption) from high-risk rabies countries will expand and allow import options for dogs vaccinated for rabies in the U.S. as well as in foreign countries provided the dogs meet the requirements outlined on the CDC’s website. Learn more on CDC.gov.
For pet travel requirements not listed, APHIS has not been officially informed by the foreign country about the requirements for your pet’s travel. We recommended that you contact a government official of the country you are traveling to for more information.