International Pet Travel Country Questions

International Pet TravelTraveling internationally with a pet? Have questions about country requirements for entering with a pet?

  • Will my pet be quarantined?
  • What vaccinations does my pet need?
  • Will my pet need a passport?

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International Pet Travel Country Questions — 753 Comments

  1. Wonnie – there will be no issues entering the US from Japan with a cat that is accompanied by a health certificate and proof of current rabies vaccination. We would urge you to contact Delta and confirm that your cat can fly with you on this route in the cabin (if that is your intention). If it is going to fly as air cargo, then the flight must be under 12 hours in duration. Know also that if you select a soft sided carrier like these ( the height restriction can be met by compressing the carrier.

  2. Hello, I am currently trying to cover all my basis in preparation to move back to my home in Ohio from Japan. I have 1 cat, mix breed.
    I have:
    -Researched airline policies and will be choosing Delta airlines.
    -Researched required pet documents and quarintine policies.

    With that knowledge I have already notified my vet a year ago I will be returning with my cat. Micro-chipped him within his first year. Will try to contact Delta for a flight that will be least stressful for my cat. I am still on the fence with my choices on amazon for pet carrier b.c I want the maximum dimension I can get within airline policy. Prepped to buy my cat a few tubes of 10g puree snacks (in ziplock bags of course) to help calm him for the flight.

    However even with all preparation I still can not find one piece of information to complete my preparation. Additional documentaries may be required by the specific state I will end up in. So, I have clicked and typed in all over google and all over the international pet policy sites and I can not for the love of my cat find ‘additional documentaries’ requirement for pets on Ohio state.

    So I can’t find a grain of info on CDC website which sent me to -> USDA website (no dice) and sends me to -> Ohio Department of Agriculture (which had no documents or policies for cats at all) digging all over the GOVERNMENT PROVIDED sites I could not get a pixel on any ‘state specific’ additional requirement for my cat.
    Frustratingly I used all mix and match of words I could on google and uh…
    There was moving from STATE by STATE policy and they listed that ohio requires CVI(certified vet inspection) and proof of rabies vaccine.

    Is it safe to assume that for moving from COUNTRY of Japan to STATE of Ohio, the ALL the vetinary documents I need for my final destination (Ohio) is CVI and proof of rabies vaccine?

  3. Heather – you can find requirements to import your dogs to Spain here: As long as your dogs were chipped before they had their rabies vaccination and steps 1-3 were followed, the EU health certificate is what they will need. (also rabies certificates) Worming is advised but not required by current EU legislation. It is a practice commonly administered in Spain.

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