International Pet Travel Country Questions

Pet Passport for International 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 — 816 Comments

  1. Noah – you can find step-by-step requirements to import your dog to the United States here and there are links to further instructions and forms if you need them: https://www.pettravel.com/immigration/unitedstates.cfm. To leave Turkey, your dog will need a health certificate, proof of microchip and rabies vaccination as well as all documentation required for your destination country.
    Susan

  2. Hello,

    I plan to fly to the USA from Turkey with my dog. Can you please tell me:

    1. What are the requirements for leaving Turkey with my pet? Titer test, vaccinations, health certificate, microchip, etc.

    2. What are the requirements for entering the States with my pet? Titer test, vaccinations, health certificate, microchip, etc.

    I believe I only need a health certificate showing a valid rabies vaccination for entering the US, but would appreciate any additional information or clarification.

    Thanks!

  3. Elissa – as you are transiting between 2 airlines in the same commpany, then your cat will transit Italy and requirements do not apply. If your cat is traveling with you in the cabin, then you will stay in the secure area of the terminal until you board your next flight. If flying as checked baggage, your layover should not be more than 3 hours.
    Susan

  4. Hello, I’m looking to travel with my cat from the US to Montenegro with Alitalia, connecting in Rome. Montenegro does not require microchipping, but I am worried about transiting through Italy. Would they ask for a microchip if I am just connecting in Rome? The connecting flight is with Alitalia Cityliner, which Alitalia tells me is the same company. Thank you.

  5. Non, ce n’est pas normal du tout et c’est un signe fort que vous êtes victime d’une arnaque (fraude). Il n’y a aucun moyen de récupérer l’argent une fois que vous leur avez donné le numéro sur la carte. Ce sont des gens très trompeurs.
    Susan

  6. Est il normal qu on me demande un paiement par ticket pcs carte pou l envoie d in chat ?

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

  8. 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?

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

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

  11. 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: https://www.pettravel.com/immigration/UnitedKingdom.cfm.

    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.
    Susan

  12. 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,

  13. 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.
    Susan

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