Air Travel with a Medical Alert Dog
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Yorkie
From: Minnesota, USA
To: Prague, Czech Republic
My husband and I will be relocating to Prague in early December. My husband has a Medical Alert Dog (an 11 lb Yorkie) who travels with him. What are the required forms to enter the Czech Republic?
Thanks for submitting a question to us, we'd be happy to help with some information.
Please take a look at the pet import requirements for the Czech Republic. Regardless of your pet's status as an assistance dog, you'll need to follow the country's import rules.
We'd also like to draw your attention to these basic pet travel tips and this overview of air travel with a service dog (this post is primarily devoted to designated service animals rather than support animals, but it may have some helpful info for you, too).
You'll definitely want to contact the airline you're flying with to find out what their specific procedures are when it comes to in-cabin assistance dogs. Different carriers have different rules, and you don't want to encounter any surprises that could cause delays on the day of departure. Lufthansa allows Guide Dogs, Emotional Support and Psychiatric Service dogs to fly free in the cabin, for example, but their website doesn't mention Medical Alert animals (so you'll need to check with them to see if it will be possible to bring your dog in the cabin).
Please contact us if you'd like a consultation with one of our PetRelocation Specialists, and feel free to explore our blog to learn about other pet travel topics of interest.
Hope this helps to get you started, Kathy. Thanks again for reaching out, and good luck with everything!