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 — 809 Comments

  1. Nat – the veterinary certificate for El Salvador is valid for 10 days. We would recommend getting a new one.

  2. I recently got a pet travel certificate for El Salvador. The “shipment” date was for 7/27 but after some issues we had to push our trip back 2 weeks. Could I still use the same travel certificate or would I need to get my pet a new one?

  3. Raheem – the breed is not banned in Belgium. Know that Bullies are snub-nosed breeds and difficult to fly in the cargo hold.

  4. Can you tell me where I can download an import permit for a domestic pet traveling from the USA to Mozambique?

  5. Valeriya – the answer to your first question depends on what happens with Brexit. If an extension is granted before October 31, then rules will remain the same as they are currently. You can use the EU health certificate that you use to enter the UK to enter other EU Member States; however, your pet (if a dog) must have a tapeworm treatment administered by a licensed vet between one and five days of entering the UK each time you re-enter the country.

    If the UK withdraws from the EU without a deal then a rabies titer test will be required to enter the EU and the test must be administered a minimum of 3 months prior to entering. You can get this done before you leave as the test, if done according to steps 1-3 here is good for the life of your pet as long as rabies vaccinations do not expire before boosters are given:

    If you will be completing your trip prior to October 31, 2019, then Brexit will likely not come into play. No one knows what will happen at this point.

  6. Hello!

    I plan to enter UK with my pet, read all the steps we need to follow to avoid quarantine.
    I have 2 questions:
    1. Can we freely travel afterwards to Europe (EU) and back, are there any additional rules we need to follow. We plan to travel by train/car.
    2. What are the rules for having animals (dogs) in UK? Are there any specific restrictions to follow? I mean staff like whether pets are allowed in metro, buses, places for walk, etc.

    With best regards,

  7. Julie – the difference between accompanied checked baggage and air cargo is that, with checked baggage, you check your cat in at the check-in desk at the terminal and you claim your cat at baggage claim. With air cargo, you check your cat in at your airline’s cargo facility and claim it there as well. Air cargo is a bit more expensive as the airline tracks your cat, but, it there is a choice that is needed to load an animal flying as checked baggage or as air cargo, the former will be loaded.

    As long as the crate is not significantly bigger than necessary, then the airline will accept your cat. If there is a question that the crate is too small, then that is grounds for rejection.

    Animals flying as checked baggage in IATA compliant pet crates will not be removed from their crate. This happens for pets flying in the cabin.

    We have only heard of one airline that does not accept frozen water. You may want to bring a bottle of water with you and fill it when checking in your cat. It will reduce the chances of spilled water when handling.

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