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There are around 120 guide dog users in Poland.
Furthermore in the Act on Food and Nutrition Safety a regulation was introduced stating that operators on food market, running factory of food circulation or catering
are obliged to include in procedures for good hygiene practice and the implementation and application of the HACCP system the right to enter and use of these facilities by people with disabilities with assisting dog as defined in the Act on
Vocational and Social Rehabilitation and Employment of Persons with Disabilities
The Act on entitlements to concessionary transfer by public transport the same reduction as for the blind person guide is foreseen for guide dogs (the fee is 95% of the ticket price).
Regulation (EC) No 998/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 May 2003 (with later amendments) on the animal health requirements applicable to the non-commercial movement of pet animals is applied in Poland
The Polish General Veterinary Inspectorate determined on the basis of above-mentioned document requirements applicable as guidelines for customs service.
Dogs must bear:
- clearly readable tattoo or
- an electronic identification system
Dogs also must be accompanied by a passport issued by a veterinarian authorized by the competent authority certifying valid anti-rabies vaccination, or revaccination if applicable, in accordance with the recommendations of the manufacturing laboratory, carried out on the animal in question with an inactivated vaccine of at least one antigenic unit per dose.
Relating to movements from third-world countries to the EU territory (except Ireland, Malta, Sweden and the UK) health certificates compiled according to the formula defined in Commission Decision 2004/824/EC of 1 December 2004 applies and documentation including details identifying a pet and those regarding anti-rabies vaccination.
In the case of Ireland, Malta, Sweden and the UK dogs must be also identified (tattoo or electronic system) and passport must include, apart from information on vaccination according to requirements, information on a neutralizing antibody titration at least equal to 0.5 IU/ml carried out on a sample taken by an authorized veterinarian at least 30 days after vaccination and three months being moved. Antibody titrations need not to be renewed on a pet animal which has been revaccinated at the intervals according to instructions of vaccination producer. This three-month period shall not apply to the re-entry of a pet animal whose passport certifies that the titration was carried out,
dogs must be identified (tattoo or electronic system).