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    I'll be travelling with my dog (excess baggage) on Turkish Airlines from Tajikistan via Istanbul to Indonesia. The transit time in Istanbul is 17 hours. Turkish Airlines in TAjikistan have told me that they could check-in the dog at first only to Istanbul so that I could pick it up at the Ataturk airport and take care of it during the long transit and then check it in again for the Istanbul - Jakarta leg.

    HOwever, Turkish Airlines could not tell me what is required / the procedure for the dog to enter Turkey in general and in my case specifically - short-term and less than 24 hrs.

    On the other hand, I'll have the anti-rabies blood test and extensive vaccination documentation, microchipping and a health certificate for Indonesia handy.

    I'd appreciate your advice in this matter.

    Thank you, Aga.

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    Re: Long transit in Istanbul - dog as excess baggage

    Aga - you can find requirements to enter Turkey with your pet here: There are links to further instructions and forms if you need them.