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Travel with Pets
 

Below are general guidelines for traveling with pets to/from Azerbaijan.  Please note:  Airlines may have different regulations for documentation and pet cages/carriers depending on the route and aircraft in use.  Some airlines also limit the number of small pets traveling in-cabin per flight.  It is recommended that you contact your airline carrier(s) directly as soon as your travel arrangements have been made for specifics.

To bring a cat or dog from the United States into Azerbaijan you must:

  • Inoculate the pet against rabies at least 30 days before entering Azerbaijan.  No other vaccinations are required.
  • Obtain an International health certificate for the export of animals from the United States completed by an accredited veterinarian who certifies animal health status, conducts tests, and records test results for the individual animals being exported.  Completed and signed international health certificates for the export of animals from the United States must be endorsed by a USDA area office in order to be valid.
  • If you will be transiting other countries, please check to be sure that you have also satisfied that country's requirements for traveling with pets.

Upon arrival in Baku, your pet and the relevant documents will be examined by a veterinary doctor at the airport.  The paperwork is acceptable in English.

To take a cat or dog from Azerbaijan into the United States you must:

  • Obtain a certificate showing that the pet has been examined by a vet and is healthy and fit for travel.  This certificate can be obtained from the Baku City Veterinary Station located in Binaqadi district, 3 madan Str.  The Veterinary Station is open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from Monday through Friday, and from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays.  The Chief of the Station is Parviz Gadjiyev and his cellphone number is 050-323-73-51, cityline number is 411-18-01.
  • The CDC requires a certificate showing that all imported dogs have been vaccinated against rabies at least 30 days prior to entry into the United States.
  • Following importation, all pets are subject to state and local vaccination or health certificate requirements.  Please check with state and local health authorities at your final destination for any additional requirements.  For more information, please see: United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Services.
  • If you will be transiting other countries, please check to be sure that you have also satisfied that country's requirements for traveling with pets.

Exporting your Pet from the U.S.

  • For the most up to date information on the requirements for traveling with your pet from the United States, please see:

    USDA Information
    Pet Travel Page

Bringing your Pet to the U.S.