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Pet Air Travel to China

Monday, June 16, 2014 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Yi
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Cat
Pet Breed: Mixed
From: Berlin, Germany
To: Shanghai, China

Hello There,

I have a pet cat (three years old) that I wish to bring to China from Germany and I have a few questions that I hope you can help me answer:

1. How easy is it to bring a pet to China and will there be a quarantine period? I've read conflicting documents that there's no quarantine for animals coming from the EU, to ones that say that there's a 30-day quarantine period.

2. How easy will it be...

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Pet Move of the Month: Holly & Geoff's Trip to the UK

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 by PetRelocation.com Customer

You may recognize Holly and Geoff from our Facebook page... These globetrotters clearly have cuteness and charm to spare, and we wanted to introduce you as soon as we started working with them on their move from New Jersey to the UK (via Frankfurt, but more about that later).

Luckily the dogs' owners agreed to answer a few questions for us when we asked if they'd like to be featured as the Pet Move of the Month, so read on to find out more about the adorable snubbies you've already caught a...

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Travel Road Block: Banned Dog Breeds in Germany

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Samantha
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier
From: UK
To: Germany


Dear PetRelocation,

Please can you tell me if and how I can take my Staffordshire Bull Terrier with me when I move to live in Germany? (Or can you advise me on who to contact to find out?) We will be moving to either Berlin or Wuppertal.

I can't find a definitive answer online.




Hi Samantha,

Germany has strict and particular rules when it comes to dogs, and over the years various...

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Beagle Travel to the United States

Monday, March 31, 2014 by Pet Travel Center Questions

Name: Terri
From: Frankfurt, Germany
To: San Francisco, California
Pets: 3 beagles ages 4, 7, 11

Dear PetRelocation,
Last year I moved from California to Germany with my 3 beagles. I had all necessary documentation, microchips, etc. I am now returning to California. Since moving to Germany, I got a pet passports for my beagles. What do I need in order to take them back to California without any problems? They will travel in the cargo area of the airplane.
Hi Terri,
Thank you for your...
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Pet Client Story: Twiggie's First International Move

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 by PetRelocation.com Customer

Name: Kelsie
Pet's Name: Twiggie
From: Chicago, IL, USA
To: Bangalore, India

Twiggie is now a world traveler, and PetRelocation made his trip possible with as little worry as possible.

Chicago to Bangalore is a 22-hour flight that includes a five-hour layover in Germany. We had to arrive in India first, then Twiggie arrived a few days later. PetRelocation has a cat boarder they use in these situations. The boarder was fantastic and very caring and they sent pictures and updates.


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Questions About Dog Travel to China

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Jacqui
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Yorkshire Terrier
From: Cologne, Germany
To: Shanghai, Pudong, China


Dear PetRelocation,

We are leaving for China at the end of this year and I was wondering if my dog needed to be put in quarantine before entering China.

If so, would this be done in Germany or China?

Many Thanks,



Hi Jacqui,

Thanks for your question. You can take a look at an overview of the pet import requirements for China here. There is no definite answer to your question...

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A PCS Pet Move On The Horizon

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Nancy
Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: Dogs
Pet Breed: Jack Russell mix and Welsh Pembroke Corgi
From: Germany
To: Kansas City, Missouri


Dear PetRelocation,

My husband is on military orders here in Germany. We will probably be moving back to our home in Concordia, Missouri in June. We will have PCS orders for this travel.

If we use your services to get our dogs back home, do we take the dogs to the airport (in our case, Frankfurt Airport---FRA) and pick them up at MCI in Kansas City? Also, what is the...

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Unaccompanied Pet Travel to the United States

Monday, January 13, 2014 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Jane
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Mix
From: Germany


My dog must travel unaccompanied. :(

I am not in Germany to arrange the matter personally, nor will I be in the US to collect her upon arrival. What is the procedure when third parties are both sending her and collecting her at the beginning and end of her journey?

Thank you!


Hi Jane,

Thanks for the question. We help pets fly unaccompanied all the time (it's often much easier to do it this way, as it allows the pet...

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2014 Update: Pet Travel to Korea

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 by Pet Travel Questions

The Korean government has updated the country's pet import requirements, effectively making it easier to move pets there from several places. In the past many pet travelers were tasked with completing a rabies antibody titer test before being allowed entry, but many nations no longer need to fulfill this requirement.

Find out more about moving pets to Korea, and note that, even if a rabies titer test isn't required, several other details need to be attended to in order to complete a smooth pet...

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2013 in Review: 7 Highlights from a Busy Year in Pet Travel

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

The world of pets and pet travel is never a dull place. As people continue to make cats, dogs, and other animal friends a more important part of life, industries like airlines, hotels, and relocation providers are realizing that they must evolve if they want to stay relevant.

In 2013 we kept an eye on various trends as we did our best to provide top notch services to our traveling clients. We learned a lot, and will use our pet moving experiences to continue to offer pet owners the attention and...

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Cat Travel from Germany to the United States

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Brigitte
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Cat
Pet Breed: Domestic Cat
From: Duesseldorf, Germany
To: Saywer County, Wisconsin

Dear PetRelocation,

I would like to travel with my cat from Germany to Wisconsin. I would like to enter the United States via Minneapolis, Minnesota.

My cat is chipped, has her regular vaccinations, and one vaccination against rabies. It was given to her at 10/10 2013. My cat lives in my apartment only, and because of this fact she does not get in contact with other animals.


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Cat Travel to Germany

Friday, November 8, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Melissa
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Cats
Pet Breed: Tabby
From: Washington State, USA
To: Berlin, Germany

Dear PetRelocation,

My boyfriend and I are moving to Berlin, Germany and I want to bring my cat with me. I'd like to know what exactly I need to do to get it done, how much it will cost, and how to go about getting this started if it is a possibility.




Hi Melissa,

Thanks for your questions. Please take a look at this overview of the pet import requirements for Germany. Your cat...

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Dog Travel from Germany to the United States

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Bret
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Westie
From: Germany
To: Nevada, USA

Dear PetRelocation,

My dog has a current rabies vaccine, tag and certificate. We will be flying into Las Vegas with dog in cabin on Condor Airlines. Must I have a health certificate for entry in Nevada for my dog or is the current rabies sufficient?




Hi Bret,

It sounds like you're off to a great start. Take a look at the pet import requirements for the United States to see everything you'll need to...

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Travel Questions about Frequently Flying Pets

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Terri
Number of Pets: 3
Pet Type: Dogs
Pet Breed: Beagles
From: Germany
To: United States

Dear PetRelocation,

Last year, we moved to Germany from US and had all the required paperwork.

1. What do I need in terms of paperwork to return TO the United States?
2. Can I get a "passport" so the dogs can travel between Europe and the US multiple times during the year?

Thank you,



Hi Terri,

As a seasoned traveler it sounds like you're in pretty good shape. What you'll primarily need to focus on at...

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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


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.




Hi Susan,

Whether or not your dog will need to...

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Pet Travel Question: Can My Cats Share a Crate?

Monday, July 15, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Kristi
Number of Pets: Two
Pet Type: Cats
Pet Breed: Domestic
From: Germany
To: Washington, USA


We will be traveling with out fur babies next month as we relocate back to the States. I was hoping to have them in the cabin with us, but I think that they need to be under the plane simply because they seem a little too cramped in the cabin sized crate. Is there a way for them to fly in the same crate together? I am very worried about them stressing and I think that if they were together it...

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Pet Travel Question: Pet Travel to Germany

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Natalia
Number of Pets: One
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Siberian Husky
From: Jakarta, Indonesia
To: Saxony-Anhalt, Germany



I need information about requirements needed for me sending my dog to his new owner at Saxony-Anhalt. What documents are needed and what is the procedure?

Please email me with some information, including what airline I should use.




Hi Natalia,

Thanks for your question, we'd be happy to help. Here are the pet import requirements for Germany. You'll need to...

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Pet Travel Question: Shipping Pets to Germany

Monday, April 8, 2013 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Beth
Number of Pets: Two
Pet Type: Cats
Pet Breed: Main Coons
From: US
To: Germany

We are moving in a few months to Germany. Do we need both the EU Vet and International Health Certificates? Do both have to be validated and stamped by the USDA?




Hi Beth,

Thanks for your question. These are the pet import requirements for Germany -- you'll see that you need the EU Vet Health Certificate (EU 998) and the International Health Certificate (APHIS 7001). There are several steps to complete,...

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Friday News Links: New Pet Travel Fees, China Pet Trends, and The Great Cat Debate

Friday, February 1, 2013 by Caitlin Moore


If you're in need of a quick pet news update, take a look...


The killer habits of outdoor cats have spawned a lot of controversy this week.

Military members and anyone else going to Germany: take note of new pet import fees.

China is going to build 1,000 public restrooms for pets.

How to have a pet-friendly Super Bowl party.

Choosing a great pet hotel might mean checking out their tech skills.

On dognitaries from Furuguay: The Onion breaks out every pet pun ever.

Last but not least: the Puppy...

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News for Military Pet Owners: New Fees for Shipping Pets to Germany

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by Caitlin Moore


Beginning Feb. 1, many pets brought to Germany from outside of the European Union may be required to pay a new pet import fee.

Previously for military members, the EU fees applied towards making sure animals with rabies are not introduced to the country have been covered by Ramstein Air Force Base officials, but a new law requires that pet owners must pay the inspection fee themselves. According to Military.com News, the fee will apply for military pets entering Frankfurt International Airport...

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