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Importing kitten to Switzerland - Pet passport question

Hi all - first time poster so go easy on me!

Currently in the process of bringing over a kitten from the UK who is 9 weeks old. From what I have read online this it is fine bringing into Switzerland without the rabies vaccination as she is older than 56 day age requirement but younger than 12 weeks which is where she would have to have the rabies injection. As far as i can see i will need a certificate from a vet saying that she hasn't been in contact with wild animals susceptible to rabies.

My main question is can you get a pet passport without the rabies injection? As the passport is a requirement for bringing a pet to Switzerland. Seems counter intuitive if a rabies vaccination is required for the passport but not for bringing over the boarder, when you can't cross the boarder with out the pet passport.

Hoping someone here will have some experience and could help me out.

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Re: Importing kitten to Switzerland - Pet passport question

Imputting your info into the BLV website gives this answer:

"If the animals are under 12 weeks old, or are under 16 weeks old and were vaccinated against rabies after the age of 12 weeks but the 21-day waiting period has not yet expired, the owner must provide a declaration confirming that the animals have never come into contact with wild animals of a species susceptible to rabies.

Note: Young animals under 56 days old must be accompanied by their mother (AniPO, Art. 70 para. 4).

If the animals are under 16 weeks old and are accompanied by their mother, which can be shown to have been vaccinated against rabies before the young animals were born, and on which they are still dependent, an owner’s declaration is not required. (IETPO, Art. 13).

EU pet passport or EU-recognised passports of other European states (Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Vatican City) if the animal originally comes from there. (IETPO, Art. 12).

Register your animal(s) with Swiss customs and be careful to keep the documents on the correct declaration and, where applicable, the payment of VAT."

There's supposed to be an owner's declaration form example on the website, but doesn't seem to be. Just goes back to the page to input your pet's info and comes up with the above again. A vet's certificate should be okay and yes, you need a pet passport, her young age makes it clear a rabies vaccination isn't needed yet.

If anything's unclear I would contact BLV direct

https://www.blv.admin.ch/blv/en/home...n/kontakt.html

I've found them to be quite helpful when I've asked questions.
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Re: Importing kitten to Switzerland - Pet passport question

The owner declaration form is linked in this thread, but it's in German only. Still it might give you an idea of what info is needed if you can translate it.

https://www.englishforum.ch/pet-corn...ml#post2956728
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Re: Importing kitten to Switzerland - Pet passport question

Just a heads up: when we brought our two pedigree cats to Switzerland from the UK the border control was more interested in the value of the animals than whether they had a passport or not. Be prepared to show receipts for young cats.
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