One prerequisite for import is in all cases a vaccination with an inactivated or vectored rabies vaccine licensed in the country of export and meeting the standards of WHO/OIE. The animal has to be unequivocally identifiable at the time point of vaccination. The first vaccination against rabies is acknowledged when the animal has an age of at least 12 weeks. If an antibody test in conjunction with travelling is planned, a booster vaccination at the age of 16 weeks is recommended in order to achieve the antibody titre of 0.5 IU/ml with probability. Booster vaccinations in general have to be performed within the time period indicated by the vaccine manufacturers. Please note that some importing countries require other revaccination intervals. If revaccination is not performed accordingly any already issued certificate will lose its validity and the test has to be repeated.