Living in Ibiza

Relocating to Ibiza with your Pet

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Moving to Ibiza and can’t bear the thought of leaving your furry friend behind? The good news is that it’s not impossible to move to the island with your pet, but there are some rules and regulations that you will need to follow to get your pet into Ibiza and Spain in general.

BEFORE YOU LEAVE HOME

1. Ensure that your pet is fitted with an ISO Micro-ship.
This is required by Spanish law for your animal to enter the country – your local vet should be able to arrange this for you.

2. Ensure that your pet is up to date with it’s rabies (and other diseases) vaccinations.
If you are travelling from a low incidents of rabies country – you will be allowed to bring your pet with you to Spain if it has been vaccinated at least 21 days prior to travel. Your vet in your country of origin should be able to advise you on this.

3. Ensure that your pet has an EU Pet Passport
This falls under the European Pet Passport Scheme, which covers cats and dogs as well as ferrets, rabbits and even rodents! If you are travelling from an EU country with your pet – you are required by law to have a pet passport for them – this includes a descriptions of the animal, dates of birth, breed, colour and gender. Micro-chip info, vaccinations dates and details of your previous vet as well as the owners information.

TRAVELLING TO IBIZA

4. By Air:
The only airline that currently flies into Ibiza on which you can bring your pet is Vueling. Each airline is different, some insist that your pet travel in the hold in a sturdy case – while Vueling will only allow your pet to travel in the cabin with you in a non rigid carrier.  The company has several rules about travelling with your pet – you can find out more here.

5. By Boat:
Balearia Ferries also allow your to travel with your pet, but you must use their own pet cages and they reserve the right to refuse entry to your and your pet if there is not enough availability during that voyage. Find out more about their rules and regulations here.

UPON ARRIVAL

Whether you have arrived by plane or boat expect your pets paperwork to be checked upon arrival. Now you can enjoy being in Ibiza with your pet – if you have a dog, why not check out one of our other articles: Dog Friendly Beaches in Ibiza.

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