Cat Travel Requirements for the United States

Name: Helena
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Cat
Pet Breed: Small Domestic Kitty
From: UK

We are moving back to Colorado, USA in March 2014. Our cat just had a rabies vaccination on 2 Jan. 2014. Does she need any other requirements to return to the States where she came from? She is microchipped and has a pet passport.

Thank you,


Hi Helena,

Great question. Moving to the United States will require that you meet the rules outlined here. It sounds like you're in good shape regarding rabies, etc., but you will also need to have an international health certificate issued by your vet within 10 days of travel stating that your cat is fit to fly (this is required by the airlines).

The United States isn't as complicated as many other countries when it comes to importing pets, but if you have any further questions you're welcome to give us a call or fill out our free quote form.

Hopefully this has been helpful. Good luck with your trip and welcome back to the United States!


PetRelocation Team





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