The responsible veterinary office must be informed immediately which persons (with animals, or only the animals) were accommodated where. An official veterinary examination will be required. The appointment for this can be made by phone at 0341 – 1233791, or by email to email@example.com.
At this appraisal the further necessary steps are explained. For this purpose, the presence of a translator is helpful. If you are looking for support, please contact https://t.me/translators_leipzig_ukraine.
From the experience of the past weeks it can be said that the further steps after the appraisal are usually the following:
Visit to a veterinary office Identification of the animal with RFID microchip issuance of a passport initial or renewed rabies vaccination (from the moment of rabies vaccination the 21 days quarantine start)
The risk of introduction is considered low by the federal government, but must not be neglected.
Germany is currently considered free of rabies. The Federal Office of Food and Agriculture, to which the municipal veterinary offices are assigned, declared the risk of introduction of the deadly disease by animals from Ukraine to be low. Nevertheless, certain provisions apply: If the veterinary office imposes quarantine after the assessment, the general rule is that the animals are housed together with their owner and continuously separated from other households (separate living areas within the apartment/house). The maximum quarantine period is 21 days after rabies vaccination, due to the current federally facilitated entry requirements of Ukrainian animals. If Ukrainian animals must be separated from their owners, these animals must also be housed separately from other animals. Should it be a group of Ukrainian animals that have always lived together (e.g. several dogs of one family), they can of course stay together as long as attention is paid to the spay/neuter status and possible conception of female animals to avoid uncontrolled reproduction.
The entry requirements for pets (dogs, cats, ferrets) are strictly regulated. The mentioned animals have to be vaccinated and chipped, have to be reported to the responsible veterinary office immediately after arrival and are subject to quarantine regulations if necessary, which can be imposed by the experts of the veterinary office.
Currently, entry is only possible under the following conditions: Presence of an EU pet passport Microchip identification A valid vaccination against rabies (min. 21 days old) An antibody titer test to determine the rabies antibodies
However, due to the war in Ukraine, temporarily eased conditions have been created for entry with pets.
In Saxony, no quarantine period is currently required upon arrival of unvaccinated or recently vaccinated animals. However, upon arrival in Germany with animals, a report must be made immediately to the responsible veterinary office. Furthermore, a veterinary initial examination of the animal must happen on site within 6 weeks after entry.