Documents required for International Travel
To get your pet onto a plane and through customs on the other side there are many requirements and documents that need to be prepared. In addition to this there are certain restrictions that countries have, which are all unique and can vary depending on which country you’re bringing your pet from.
In general you will always need a valid health certificate signed by an authorized veterinary surgeon, and rabies certificate signed by a local inspector of the veterinary service or another official. Your pet should have been vaccinated against rabies at least 28 days prior to departure. In some countries the vaccination is no longer valid if it is more than 1 year old. You will need to provide photos of the pet, microchip certificates and Serology test results if you are taking your pet to the European Union.
For more information about the specific regulations that will apply you can contact the embassy of the country you are travelling to, or see our pages on the following countries:
There are many different requirements when it comes to shipping your pet internationally. In addition, many countries have certain restrictions and require strict processes to be followed in order to bring your pet with you. These pages are general guideline on the requirements for the most travelled to locations, but please check with us or the relevant authorities if you are planning a move – requirements can (and often do) change quite frequently.
The governing body is IATA, and you can also check out their information about importing pets to different parts of the world.