Cat Travel to Australia from Portugal

catImporting Pets to Australia from 'Category 3' Countries

Hi PetRelocation,

How much would it cost to move my cat to the other side of the world? And what type of documents and veterinarian issues do I need to take care of? Are there any periods of waiting until the pet can travel?




Hi Maria,

Thanks for your question, we'd be happy to offer some guidance. Pet import requirements differ from country to country, so it's always wise to start by looking at the particular rules for where you're going. Here's a link to an overview of the pet import requirements for Australia.

Be aware that Australia is a rabies-free country and imposes different rules for pets coming from various places; digging deeper, you'll find that Portugal is a 'Category 3' country, thus you'll need to follow the import rules as they are outlined here. A few things you'll need: an import permit, a microchip, proof of rabies vaccination, and an advance quarantine reservation.

The costs of your move will depend on a few factors, so feel free to give our office a call or fill out our online consultation form if you're interested in learning more about our services. You can also take a look at our Australia pet import guide to learn more about how to prepare, what to expect of quarantine, and more.

Hopefully this helps to get you started... Good luck with the trip and let us know if we can be of assistance!


Pet Travel Question Details:

Name: Maria
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Cat
Pet Breed: European
From: Lisbon, Portugal
To: Sydney, Australia


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