Rabies Antibody Titre Testing Requirements for EU and Other Countries Print


Rabies Antibody Titre Testing Requirements for European Union and

Other Countries


Microchipping – The European Union and other countries and territories (e.g., Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia,  Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Israel, UAE (Dubai), Saudi Arabia, etc., require that pets must be microchipped before or on the same date as the rabies vaccination. Rabies vaccinations that were administered BEFORE the insertion of the microchip will not be considered as valid for the rabies antibody titre test required for pets entering into the EU and other strict rabies control countries/territories:



  • ISO 11784/11785 standard microchips required by the EU and other countries are available at the International Center for Veterinary Services (ICVS)
  • Microchip insertion is a surgical procedure and should only be performed by an experienced and professional veterinarian
  • ICVS has universal microchip scanners and provides FREE scans for pets that are already microchipped to ensure readability.


Rabies vaccination performed at a legally designated animal

vaccination hospital in the PRC:

  • ICVS is an officially designated animal vaccination hospital in the PRC

and can administer rabies and all required vaccines for pets

  • The rabies vaccine must be administered at least 30-days before the

blood draw date for the rabies antibody titre test


Blood draw and serum separation for rabies antibody titre test:

  • Blood draw for rabies antibody titre test should be performed no sooner than 30-days AFTER the rabies vaccination
  • ICVS can perform the blood draw and prepare the serum separation (1.5 ml) for the official rabies antibody titre test
  • ICVS can help owners complete the rabies antibody titre testing at official EU OIE authorized laboratories and provide express test results to the owner in 2-3 weeks
  • Please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to inquire about our comprehensive rabies antibody titre testing services


Entry Date Into the European Union and other countries:

  • EU countries require that the animal must wait at least 90-days after

THE DATE OF THE BLOOD DRAW before the animal may enter into the EU


  • Once the dog or cat has passed the official EU OIE rabies antibody titre test, the test is considered valid for the life of the animal as long as the animal is rabies vaccinated annually before the expiration date of the last rabies vaccine
  • It is strongly recommended that pets going to EU countries complete microchipping, rabies vaccinations and the rabies antibody titre test if the owner knows the pet may enter into the EU in the future
  • It is not recommended to wait until the year of departure as the mandatory minimum 120 days preparation period may cause signficant delays or result in the pet not being able to depart with pet owners in the event that owners need to leave China earlier than planned


  • Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Taiwan require a waiting

period of at least 180-days after THE DATE OF THE BLOOD DRAW

before the animal may enter into these countries/territories

  • Please check with ICVS to confirm the waiting period before pets

may enter into your country of destination


European Union Veterinary Health Certificate:

  • An EU Veterinary Certificate is also required to be filled out by the pet owner and stamped by the Beijing Quarantine Bureau’s Animal Hospital at the time of the exit health examination required 12-days before the animal’s departure
  • Pets undergoing the exit health examination in Beijing will be provided the EU Veterinary Health Certificate by the Beijing Quarnatine Bureau as part of the documents required for export to the EU.
  • Pet owners in cities outside of Beijing may  download the latest EU Veterinary Certificate at this link on the EU web site (last section under “Health Certificate and Declaration”):


ICVS can help pet owners begin the process with insertion of EU ISO 11784/11785 microchips

and the legal rabies vaccinations for pets. ICVS can issue the official

Beijing Animal Health and Immunity Certificate (vaccination red book)

within 3-business days after the rabies vaccination. The vaccination red

book is required by the PRC Entry-Exit Quarantine and Inspection

Bureau for all animals departing China or relocating to other cities

within China.


ICVS can perform the blood draw, prepare the serum sample and help

owners submit serum samples to officially authorized EU OIE

laboratories for the rabies antibody titre test.


ICVS is pleased to scan all microchipped pets for FREE with our

universal scanners. Please contact ICVS to schedule a free microchip

scan for your pet.


Please also review the “Exiting from China with Pets” information on the

ICVS web site to fulfill exit requirements for China:



Please contact ICVS by phone or email with any inquiries and

to schedule an appointment:

Open Daily:

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun: 9AM to 6PM

Weds: 9AM to 8PM


Tel: (010) 8456-1939/1940

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Web site: www.ICVSASIA.com


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