Australia Pet Quarantine Update for 2017

AU Quarantine Update - dog sitting outsideJuly 27, 2017

Are you planning to move to Australia with your pets within the next few months? Here's an update for you.

We were recently informed that Australia's Post Entry Quarantine facility in Melbourne won't be accepting pets from the middle of December, 2017 through early January, 2018 (note: these are tentative dates as of July 2017).

This is the only quarantine option for arriving pets, so anyone planning to arrive during these dates will most likely need to re-work their plans.

This also means if you're moving shortly before or after this time, quarantine may already be at or near capacity. In other words, if you're thinking of moving in the near future, it's time to start planning now.

Moving Pets to Australia

For those new to this process: Transporting pets to Australia can be challenging due to the country's rabies-free status, and bringing pets to Australia means following strict import requirements, a lengthy and precise timeline, and then fulfilling a 10-night quarantine upon arrival.

No matter the circumstances, it's crucial to start planning well in advance in order to avoid problems and delays when moving pets to Australia, so this announcement makes it especially important to contact our team soon if you're hoping to move later this year or early next.

These exact details may change, so stay in touch with PetRelocation for updates! We're happy to keep you informed and make sure all pets travel to Australia safely and as easily as possible.

Ready to get started? Contact our Australia team today to begin planning your pet's journey.

Author:

PetRelocation Team

Topic:

Air Travel, Ask the Experts, News, Quarantine

Pet:

Cats, Dogs

Country:

Australia

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