Cat Travel from Japan to the United States

Name: David
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Cat
Pet Breed: Scottish Fold
From: Tokyo, Japan
To: Richmond, Virginia


Dear PetRelocation,

What do I need to do to move my cat!? I've looked several places, and this kind of move seems to be quite rare.

Please help! Thank you!


Hi David,

Thanks for your question. You can start by taking a look at the pet import requirements for the United States. The primary considerations will be obtaining proof of an updated rabies vaccine and a health certificate. In general, this is one of the easier countries to import a pet.

Please use our blog as a resource if you're looking for frequently asked pet travel questions or need some assistance with crate-training your cat. We also recommend choosing a pet friendly airline with established pet policies.

Finally, you're also welcome to fill out our free quote form or give our office a call if you think you'd like to enlist our help with this relocation. Either way, thanks again for reaching out and good luck with your move!


PetRelocation Team





United States, Japan
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