Pets Travel Destination Requirements 2017-03-29T21:13:56+00:00

DESTINATIONS

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AUSTRALIA

If you are looking to move your pet to Australia your first step is preparation.   Australia requires that your preparations begin a minimum of 6 months prior to your pet entering the country.   There is a mandatory minimum quarantine for all pets of 10 days.   Pet Relocator develops a detailed timeline for each pet that outlines

  • when you need to make appointments
  • what procedures and tests need to be performed in order for your USDA accredited veterinarian to complete the conditions for import
  • Import permit
  • Quarantine booking
  • Booking of all flights and comfort stops
  • Delivery to your door after the mandatory quarantine period is completed (optional for an additional fee)

When considering a move or relocation to Australia, Pet Relocator can help you make your pets travel headache free. – Request an estimate

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CHINA

Each province in China has different regulations with regard to the import of domestic pets.   Some provinces require a quarantine while others do not.

  • Pets transported into Guangzhou do not require quarantine
  • Pets transported into Beijing require a 30 day quarantine unless under a diplomatic passport
  • Pets transported to Shanghai require a 7 day quarantine
  • Pets transported to Hong Kong do not require quarantine

We recommend you have your pet microchipped and the rabies vaccination needs to be older than 30 days but not past its expiration.

When considering a move or relocation to China,  Pet Relocator can help you make your pets travel headache free. – Request an estimate

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UNITED KINGDOM (England, Scotland, Whales, and Northern Ireland)

Good news!  There is no quarantine for pets entering the UK from the US as long as some basic rules are followed.   All pets must travel as manfest cargo into the UK.   Sorry, no checked baggage or in cabin options are allowed.

  • Microchip the pet for identification purposes with a 15 digit ISO compliant microchip
  • Rabies vaccinate the pet with an approved vaccine after microchipping, recording the microchip number on the Rabies vaccination certificate
  • Wait at least 21 days before entry
  • Obtain an International Health Certificate and USDA endorsement
  • Dogs must be treated for internal parasites within 24-120 hours before arrival into the UK.
  • No requirements for treating a cat or ferret for external parasites
  • Your pet is not on the banned breeds listing in the UK

We are well versed in the DEFRA regulations and can help you no matter if you have an EU Pet Passport or have never traveled outside the country with your pet.  When considering a move or relocation to the UK, Pet Relocator can help you make your pets travel headache free. – Request an estimate

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EUROPEAN UNION (France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Bulgaria etc)

Good news!  There is no quarantine for pets entering the EU from the US as long as some basic rules are followed.

  • Microchip the pet for identification purposes with a 15 digit ISO compliant microchip
  • Rabies vaccinate the pet with an approved vaccine after microchipping, recording the microchip number on the Rabies vaccination certificate
  • Wait at least 21 days before entry
  • Obtain an International Health Certificate and USDA endorsement
  • Dogs must be treated for internal parasites within 24-120 hours before arrival into certain EU countries
  • No requirements for treating a cat or ferret for external parasites
  • Your pet is not on the banned breeds listing in the country of residence

Each country has different regulations with regard to the requirement of using a customs broker to clear your pet.    Our pet travel experts know how to navigate the requirements for each specific country and when a broker is required or not.  Some of the EU countries do allow pets to enter as checked baggage.

When considering a move or relocation to the European Union, Pet Relocator can help you make your pets travel headache free. – Request an estimate