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Pet Travel Question: Moving a Cat from Russia to South Korea

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Anastasia
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Cat
Pet Breed: Tabby
From: Khabarovsk, Russia
To: Seoul, South Korea

Hello,

I want to move my cat from Khabarovsk, Russia to Seoul, South Korea. I would like to know what documents do I have to have? I have just moved my cat from the United States to Russia, so I already have some paper work. I just want to know the exact paper work I have to prepare before I go.

Thank You,

Anastasia

 

Hi Anastasia,

Check out the pet import requirements for South Korea. There...

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Pet Travel News: British Airways Summer Embargo Update

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 by Caitlin Moore

Though it's still pretty hot in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere (we're scorched here in Austin, TX), summer's end is in sight. That means that airlines will soon begin to lift their summer embargoes affecting pet travel, and as usual we will work to keep you updated.

We've just heard that British Airways has announced the dates for when it will lift its embargoes in a few US cities, but remember that all locations along the route must be experiencing temperatures less than 85 degrees in...

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Pet Travel Question: This Sounds Like a Puppy Scam!

Monday, August 5, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Sandy
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Yorkie
From: Utah
To: North East, MD

I met a woman over the internet who has a female Yorkie I want. She lives in Utah and said she would send me the dog via PetRelocation. Please forgive me, but how do I know she is on the up and up? I have heard of scams like these. How can I find out that on her part she is going to do this and not just take my money?

Thanks,

Sandy

 

Hi Sandy,

Based on what you've told us, this indeed sounds like a puppy scam. Often...

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Pet Travel Question: Moving a Dog to the UAE

Monday, August 5, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Christine
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Dachshund
From: Switzerland
To: UAE

Hello,

Would my dog, (assuming all the papers and vaccines were in order) have to be quarantined in the UAE when I arrive with him? If so, for how long? Is there an age limit in terms of how young the dog can be?

Thank you,

Christine

 

Hi Christine,

Thanks for your questions. Take a look at the import requirements for the United Arab Emirates. You'll notice that there is no quarantine required for pets entering...

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Qantas Reverses Its Travel Ban Affecting American Staffordshire Terriers

Friday, August 2, 2013 by Caitlin Moore

Today revealed some good news for pet travelers of a certain breed. According to the Daily Telegraph, Australia's Qantas Airlines has announced it will lift its ban on flying American Staffordshire terriers, a policy many in the pet community have called discriminatory and loudly protested since its inception last year.

In response to the controversial policy, Staffie lovers used Facebook to voice their outrage, threatened to boycott the airline, and over 6,000 people signed a petition protestin...

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Pet Travel Question: Are there Quarantine Requirements for South Africa or the UK?

Friday, August 2, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Marisa
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Small Dog
From: New Zealand
To: South Africa or UK

Hi,

I want to get a small dog, but am considering moving to either South Africa or the UK within the next two years. Before I make the commitment of getting a dog, I need to find out how my future plans would impact on my pet. Do all pets need to go into quarantine? Are there exceptions? Not certain I would like to leave a pet in quarantine for extended period if I move.

Thanks for any advice,

Marisa

 

Hi Marisa,

The...

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Pet Travel Question: Cat Travel to the US

Thursday, August 1, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Lauren
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Cat
From: Zurich, Switzerland
To: Washington DC Metro Area

Hello,

I handle our corporate relocations and we have someone moving from Zurich to the DC Metro area who wishes to bring her cat.

I was reading through your very helpful site and noticed that people relocating pets from Europe to the US don't need to have them quarantined at this time. I just want to confirm that this is correct as I wasn't sure if anything changed.

Can you tell me what, if anything...

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Pet Travel Question: Moving Cats from Canada to the UK

Thursday, August 1, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Pamala
Number of Pets: 3
Pet Type: Cats
From: Canada
To: UK

Hi,

What forms do I need and where can I get them and print them to take to the vet? And what does each cat need to have by law?

Thank you,

Pamala

 

Hi Pamala,

Thanks for your questions. Here are the pet import requirements for the United Kingdom. As you'll see there, in addition to microchips and Rabies vaccines, you'll need several health certificates for each cat which your vet should be able to give you. Additionally, you will need an...

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Pet Travel Question: How do You Move a Dog to Alaska?

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Kristin
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Dapple Dachshund
From: North Carolina
To: Alaska

Hello,

What are the recommended shots that my dog will need to get before moving to Alaska?

Thanks,

Kristin

 

Hi Kristin,

Luckily, pet transport within the United States is relatively simple. Check out the requirements for traveling with a pet within the United States. You'll notice that the only required vaccination is for Rabies, and that your dog will need to get that shot at least 30 days...

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Pet Travel Question: Can I Bring More Than One Dog to the US?

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Apisama
Number of Pets: Two
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Yorkie
From: Thailand
To: USA

Hello,

Am I allowed to bring both of my small Yorkie dogs to the USA with me or am I only allowed to bring just one?

Thank you,

Apisama

 

Hi Apisama,

Thanks for your question. You are allowed to bring both of your dogs with you to the United States. That being said, both your dogs might not be able to fly in the cabin of the plane, as many airlines allow only one in-cabin pet per passenger or have limits on how many...

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Pet Travel Question: Shipping a Dog to Puerto Rico

Monday, July 29, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Rafelina
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Mini Pinscher
From: Albany, NY
To: Vega Baja, Puerto Rico

Hi,

What pet requirements are needed to send my puppy to Puerto Rico and how much will it cost?

Thanks,

Rafelina

 

Hi Rafelina,

Take a look at the pet import requirements for Puerto Rico. As you can see, because Puerto Rico is a US commonwealth, pet shipping from the continental United States is not considered international and you will only need domestic health certificates and proof of...

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Pet Travel Question: My Dog Has a Layover in Germany

Thursday, July 25, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Susan
Number of Pets: One
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Lab
From: Italy
To: Boston, USA

Hi,

We are leaving to head back home--our dog is from the United States and traveled with us. She is leaving Italy and has a layover in Germany, then proceeds to Boston. What requirements does she need to enter Germany? I have microchipped her, she has her Rabies shots, and her Health Certificate, also a pet passport all up to date. She leaves in eight days.

Thanks,

Susan

 

Hi Susan,

Whether or not your dog will need to...

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Pet Travel Question: Moving Dogs from Malaysia to Papua New Guinea

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Brenda
Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Beagle
From: Malaysia
To: Papua New Guinea

Hi,

I would like to ask what is the procedure we need to take while moving my dogs from Malaysia to Papua New Guinea? Also what are the costs that occur?

Thank you.

Regards,
Brenda

 

Hi Brenda,

Thanks for your questions. Here are the Pet Import Requirements for Papua New Guinea. You'll notice that you will need an import permit in addition to microchips, several pet health certificates, and vaccinations for...

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Pet Travel Question: Moving a Cat to Azerbaijan

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Charity
Number of Pets: One
Pet Type: Cat
Pet Breed: Bengal
From: England
To: Azerbaijan

Hello,

I am having extreme difficulty locating any information (on the internet, with my vet, Azerbaijan Embassy, Ministry of Agriculture of Azerbaijan, etc.) that would tell me what is required for us to import our cat, Spot, into Azerbaijan. Would you be able to help?

Very much appreciated,
Charity

 

Hi Charity,

Thanks for your question. Check out our PDF listing the Pet Import Requirements for Azerbaijan....

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Pet Travel Question: Moving a Tortoise

Monday, July 22, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Kathleen
Number of Pets: One
Pet Type: Tortoise
From: UK
To: USA

Hello,

My daughter owns a tortoise, she now lives in the U.S. and would like to have her tortoise there with her. She is visiting the UK in August... How would she be able to take it, if possible, or have it taken?

Thank you,

Kathleen

 

Hi Kathleen,

Thanks for your question. While US import requirements for dogs and cats are pretty straightforward, relocating exotic pets such as reptiles and birds can be tricky. Check out our tips for...

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Pet Travel Question: Traveling to Taiwan with a Cat

Monday, July 22, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Crystal
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Cat
Pet Breed: Domestic American Short hair
From: USA
To: Taiwan

Hi,

My boyfriend will be moving to Taiwan for a year. Due to family obligations, I will not be able to move with him for the entire year, but I was thinking of spending three months with him in Taiwan, then three months back in the USA, etc. However, I have a cat that would be traveling with me. Would my cat have to go through quarantine in both countries every time I traveled between them? If my...

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Pet Travel Question: Moving a Dog from India to the US

Thursday, July 18, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Neha
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Labrador Retriever
From: Pune, India
To: Columbus, USA

Hello,

I have a list of documents required for the move. I have a kennel club registered dog. Does my dog need to be neutered? What if I do not wish to neuter? We have all the records of his rabies vaccination and other vaccinations and can obtain the required certificates from his vet. What are the quarantine laws in the US?

Thank you,

Neha

 

Hi Neha,

Thanks for your questions. Pet transport to the...

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Pet Travel Question: Finding a Flight for My Pug

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Mike
Number of Pets: Two
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Pug & Shih Tzu
From: Ohio
To: Hawaii

Hi,

I'm having a really tough time trying to find a flight for my Pug. The Shih Tzu weighs under 25 lbs so I can fly her in the cabin. As for the Pug, he's closer to 50, and I cant take the chance of having him ride cargo. The Pug is my life, and I'd do whatever I can to move us out there to Hawaii.

Thank you!

Mike
 

Hi Mike,

Flying with Pugs (and other brachycephalic breeds) can be especially challenging, as many...

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Pet Travel Question: Can My Cat Fly Alone?

Friday, July 12, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Dianne
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Cat
From: USA
To: Australia

Hello,

Do I have to catch the same flight as my cat? I am considering spending time in China on the way to Australia. Can I send my pet ahead?

Thanks,

Dianne

 

Hi Dianne,

It's quite common for pets to fly without their owners. In fact, most of the moves we arrange are for separate pet flights. We recently answered a question about the processes involved when pets fly alone, which you can read here. Because you will be traveling...

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Pet Travel Question: Can My Dogs Fly in the Plane Cabin?

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Doreen
Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: Dogs
Pet Breed: Wire Fox Terrier
From: Canada
To: Australia

Hi,

Is there any way I can travel with my dogs in the cabin of an airplane from Canada to Australia?

Thanks,

Doreen

 

Hi Doreen,

Thanks for your question. The general rule for pet air travel is that only pets who are small enough to fit into a carrier which can fit under the seat in front of you on a plane are able to fly in the cabin. Only tiny pets (toy dogs, kittens, etc.) meet this size requirement, and...

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