Animals, animal products, and other veterinary goods imported from third countries may enter the territory of the Czech Republic exclusively via veterinary border inspection posts. Veterinary border inspections in the Czech Republic are performed by the Municipal Veterinary Administration in Prague, which is the authority with in rem and local jurisdiction, and which also operates a veterinary border inspection post established at the international airport in Praha-Ruzyně, if the goods have been carried to the territory of the Czech Republic by air, or veterinary border posts of the Member States on whose external borders the goods enter the territory of the Union (Section 32 of Act No. 166/1999 Collection of Laws (“Coll."), on veterinary care and amending certain associated legislation (the Veterinary Act), as amended by further legislation). The authorities performing veterinary border controls – upon completion of such checks – would issue a Common Veterinary Health Document (CHED) in respect of the goods, which confirms the performance of such veterinary border inspections with a favourable outcome, and that the due charges have been duly paid.
Any detailed information about trading with veterinary goods is published on the web site of the State Veterinary Administration of the Czech Republic: Border Control Post – State Veterinary Administration (svscr.cz)
Imports of Pet animals
Dogs, cats, and ferrets may be imported from third countries exclusively via public international airports, military international airports or non-public international airports showed in a list of approved places of entry for imports of pet animals.
Dogs, cats, and ferrets entering the territory of the Czech Republic from countries listed in Table A and in Table B must be identified (by way of a tattoo or a microchip), vaccinated against rabies, accompanied by a veterinary certificate or – upon repeated imports – a passport issued to pet animals, with all relevant information completed and confirmed. Animals coming to the Czech Republic from the countries listed in Table A may be accompanied with a passport in pursuant to the model contained in Part B of Annex III to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 577/2013.
FO Faeroe Islands
SM San Marino
|AC Iceland Ascension ||MK North Macedonia|
|AE United Arab Emirates||MS Montserrat|
|AG Antigua and Barbuda ||MU Mauritius|
|AN Netherlands Antilles ||JE Jersey|
|AR Argentina ||KN Saint Christopher and Nevis|
|AU Australia||KY Cayman Islands|
|AW Aruba||LC Saint Lucia|
|BA Bosnia and Herzegovina||MX Mexico|
|BB Barbados||MY Malaysia|
|BH Bahrain||NC New Caledonia|
|BM Bermudas||NZ New Zealand|
|BQ Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (the BES Islands||PF French Polynesia|
|BY Belarus||PM Saint Pierre and Miquelon|
|CA Canada||RU Russia |
|CL Chile||SG Singapore|
|CW Curaçao||SH Saint Helena|
|FJ Fiji ||TT Trinidad and Tobago|
|FK Falklands||TW Tai-wan|
|GB United Kingdom (*) ||CW Curaçao|
|GG Guernsey||US United States of America|
(including AS – American Samoa, GU – Guam, MP – Northern Mariana Islands PR – Puerto Rico VI – US Virgin Islands)
|HK Hong Kong||VC Saint Vincent and Grenadines|
|IM Isle of Man||VC Saint Vincent and Grenadines|
|JM Jamaica||VG British Virgin Islands|
Dogs, cats, and ferrets entering the territory of the Czech Republic from countries other than the states listed in Table A and Table B must be identified (by way of a tattoo or a microchip), vaccinated against rabies and they must have serological examination performed by an approved laboratory and must be accompanied by a veterinary certificate. The list of approved laboratories can be found on the official website of the European Commission:
The maximum number of pet animals which may accompany the owner or the authorised person during a single non-commercial movement shall not exceed five. The animals must be accompanied by the owner or authorised person and cannot be intended for sale.
Import of birds from third countries has been currently allowed exclusively via the international airport of Praha Ruzyně!
Any information concerning travelling with pet animals can be found on the Internet address of the State Veterinary Administration: Travelling with pet animals – State Veterinary Administration (svscr.cz)
Imports of products of animal origin for personal consumption
Consignments of products of animal origin for personal consumption imported by travellers in their luggage are governed by Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/2122 of 10 October 2019 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2017/625 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards certain categories of animals and goods exempted from official controls at border control posts, specific controls on passengers' personal luggage and on small consignments of goods sent to natural persons which are not intended to be placed on the market and amending Commission Regulation (EU) No 142/2011. Under the Regulation, it is prohibited to import in the Union any consignments of meat and milk products. It is allowed to import such goods for personal consumption only from Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino, and Switzerland and in limited quantities (up to 10 kg per person) from Faeroe Islands and Greenland.
Goods of vegetable origin
Consignments of certain plants, vegetable products and other objects, which represent a risk of bringing in any harmful organisms, must be accompanied upon import in the EU with a phytosanitary certificate and they must comply with special phytosanitary requirements (such plants, which are subjected to phytosanitary controls, are listed in Ordinance No. 215/2008 Coll., on measures against bringing in and disseminating harmful plant organisms and vegetable products). Some plants, vegetable products and other objects are prohibited from import in the Czech Republic (such plants, which are subjected to phytosanitary controls, are listed in Ordinance No. 215/2008 Coll., on measures against bringing in and disseminating harmful plant organisms and vegetable products).
Phytosanitary controls on imports of such consignments are performed at pre-designed points of entry in the EU, both in the Czech Republic and in the other Member States. The list of such points of entry: http://www.srs.cz/portal/page/portal/SRS_Internet_CS/fy/fy_dov_tre/fy_dov_tre_vstu_mista_eu.
In some cases, it is possible to complete such phytosanitary controls on imports at the place of destination of the consignment. However, such place of destination must be approved in advance by the phytosanitary service with local jurisdiction as a place suitable for the execution of phytosanitary controls on imports. It also is essential to obtain consent from the point of entry with the dispatch of the consignment for completion of checks to the place of destination.
Wood packing material
If any consignments of any goods also consist of wood packing material, certain phytosanitary requirements must be complied with as well.
Wood packing material designated for transporting goods of any kind as well as wood applied as wedges or supports of any such transported load (together hereinafter the “wood packaging”) represents a documented source of bringing in and dissemination of a number of harmful pests and originators of plant diseases. A standards was adopted under the FAO International Plant Protection Convention in the form of the Phytosanitary Measure No. 15.
Commencing on 1 March 2005, the Member States of the European Communities require the meeting of phytosanitary requirements for imports of wood packaging originating in third countries, with the exception of Switzerland, pursuant to standard ISPM 15. All wood packing material in the form of crates, boxes, packing cases, cable drums and spools/reels, and similar wood packaging, pallets, fence pallets, and other transport rests, pallet extensions, applied in transport of objects of any types, and wood applied as wedges or supports for loads (dunnage), with the exception of raw wood thick 6 mm or less, and wood processed with help of glue, heat and pressure, or their combinations, must be treated and marked in keeping with the standard ISPM 15.
All information about imports of vegetable goods can be found on the Internet site of the State Phytosanitary Administration: http://www.srs.cz/portaldoc/fytosanitarni_informace/dovoz_ze_tretich_zemi/manual_dovoznich_fyt_podminek_cr/Dovozni_manual_CR_6_leden%202009.pdf