From: Frankfurt, Germany
To: San Francisco, California
Pets: 3 beagles ages 4, 7, 11
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.
Thank you for your question. Importing dogs to the United States is relatively straightforward—you'll need proof that they are up to date on the rabies vaccine and also a health certificate is required stating they are healthy and fit to fly. You can find an overview of the requirements here.
Since you've traveled before you're probably pretty informed, but please let us know if you have any questions about travel crates, airline procedures, or anything else.
Thanks again, and good luck with everything!