Pet Relocation to Ukraine


Bringing pets into Ukraine; Pets must be accompanied by a rabies vaccination certificate showing that the pet had been vaccinated at least 30 days, but not more than 6 months prior to entering the country. Pet dogs must also be accompanied by a vaccination certificate that they had been vaccinated against Distemper, Parvovirus, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis and Parainfluenza, then vaccinated anually for these diseases. If transiting in Germany without a layover, you may be required to exit the airport into Germany and re-enter to recheck your pet for the flight to Kyiv. German authorities will check your documents. If you stay over night in Germany, the documentation requirements may be more complicated, so please consult with your airline.
A tick-borne disease (piroplazmosis) is especially dangerous for dogs in Kyiv so bring flea/tick collars (available locally) and repellents. Both dog and cat foods are available locally, however if your dog/cat prefers a certain brand please bring a supply with you. It is also a good idea to bring a small supply of your pet’s needs with you in your luggage.
These are guidelines only which are subject to change. Contact the Embassy of Ukraine, or Consulate, for current requirements.