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Taking Pet Dog/Cat/Ferret

Traveling from the U.S. to Belgium with your pet
Additional Useful Information

Traveling from the US to Belgium with your pets

As from now, you don’t need to apply for an import or transit authorization from the FASFC for pet animals moving from a non-EC country to Belgium.  The conditions for importing pet animals are laid down by the Regulation 998/2003 and the Royal Decree of 01/05/2006.

You can find more information on import conditions on the website of  

- Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain :

- Federal public service Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment:

- European Commission – DG SANCO (health and consumers):


Additional Useful Information

  • We highly encourage the owner to double check with the airline company about any additional requirements.

  • IATA regulations applying to air transport must be respected.

  • Some airline carriers, for good reason, do not accept gestating animals on board.

  • For information on taking your cat or dog back into the United States, please contact the US Department of Agriculture at http://www.aphis.usda.gov/travel/pets.html

  • For any additional questions, you may contact:

    The Embassy of Belgium
    3330 Garfield Street, N.W.
    Washington, D.C. 20008
    Tel (202) 333-6900
    Email: Washington@diplobel.fed.be



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