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Brussels, Belgium

International Pet Transport to Brussels

Pet dogs and cats travelling to Brussels from Australia fly on Qatar or Emirates with a comfort stop at Doha or Dubai, depending on the airline. The flight time is approximately 23 hours. Petraveller will need about 30 days to arrange your pet’s travel to Brussels from Australia.

International Pet Travel Requirements for Cats and Dogs

  • Airline-approved pet travel crate
  • Annual vaccination
  • Customs clearance
  • Australian Government accredited veterinary consultation
  • Australian Government export permit
  • Australian Government health certificate
  • Internal parasite treatment
  • Microchip
  • Rabies vaccination
  • Tapeworm treatment (dogs only)

International Pet Relocation Arrival

Petraveller will help you with the pre-travel documentation and ensure your pet has a safe and comfortable flight from Australia to Belgium. As soon as your pet lands in Brussels, airline staff will deplane them on priority and take them in for customs clearance and inspection. Pet parents can collect their pets from the animal lounge after customs clearance and veterinary examination.

Petraveller provides customers a step-by-step guide for a stress-free collection experience in Brussels. The pet collection guide makes the last step in your pet’s international travel easy and hassle-free. The guide has all the information you need, including collection location, contact details, hours of operation, etc.  

Frequently asked questions

Will my pet be quarantined in Brussels?

Pet dogs and cats travelling to Brussels from Australia will be examined for signs of ill health and infectious diseases as soon as they arrive. Pets that have fulfilled all import conditions satisfactorily and show no sign of disease can be collected and taken home after arrival. 

Can my puppy or kitten travel with me to Brussels?

Unvaccinated puppies and kittens are prohibited from entering Belgium from any country. Your puppy or kitten must be at least 15 weeks old and must have received their primary dose of rabies vaccination to travel to Brussels. 

Local Pet Requirements

All pet cats and dogs in Brussels must be microchipped and registered with the central database. Cats must be registered with CatID and dogs with DogID. A local vet can help with the microchipping and registration. Pet cats in Brussels must be neutered or spayed. However, neutering or spaying is not mandatory for pet dogs. 

Brussels has a law that bans the surgical modification of a cat or dog’s appearance for non-curative reasons, which includes ear cropping, tail docking and devocalisation of dogs, and declawing of cats. 

Pet dogs and cats in Brussels must be cared for and provided with nutritious food and a safe and hygienic living space. Dogs are allowed on public transport only if they are in a carrier or on a lead. Aggressive dogs must always be muzzled and on a lead in public spaces. 

Living in Brussels: A Canine Perspective

Brussels is very pet-friendly, and approximately 31% of households in the city own a cat, and 24% own a dog. Dogs in Brussels are welcome in many cafés, restaurants and tourist attractions. The city is excellent for walking around with your dog, admiring the beautiful architecture or playing in one of the many gardens that dot the city.

If you are looking for a beautiful, lead-free dog park for your dog, head to the Est du Bois de Dieleghem in the Jette commune for two enormous dog fields. Other dog parks in Brussels are the Parc de la Jeunesse and Park Liebrecht. Don’t miss the picturesque Woluwe Park with its two little valleys for dogs to exercise and meet other doggy pals.

Did you know?

The Atomium is one of Brussels’ most popular tourist attractions. Originally built for the 1958 Brussels World Fair, the Atomium is an engineering marvel that paid tribute to Belgium’s scientific progress. Made up of 9 enormous spheres connected together in the shape of an Iron atom, the building stands 102 m tall, making it one of Belgium’s tallest structures.  

About Brussels

The capital of Belgium, Brussels, is also considered the de facto capital of the European Union since it is home to the Council of the European Union, the European Parliament and the European Commission. It is a major hub for finance, technology, art and music. Brussels is well-known for its delicious chocolate, waffles and beer. 

  • Official Language
    Dutch, French and German 
  • Population of people
    1.2 million
  • Flights from Australia