Germany Requirements

If you are making a permanent change of station move to Germany, get the most current information about importing a pet into Germany and dogs considered dangerous by visiting - Pets: Cats, Dogs and Ferrets.

A dangerous dog ordinance has been instituted. Breeds as well as cross breeds prohibited under all circumstances include: Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and Bull Terrier.

Basic requirements for importing an animal into Germany include:

  • Veterinary Certificate to EU
  • Proof of rabies vaccination. The vaccination must have occurred at least three weeks ago and must still be valid when the animal is imported.
  • An import fee may be charged.

Last reviewed on December 2, 2016, by USARJ Public Affairs Office.