Cat Travel to Germany

Dear PetRelocation,

My boyfriend and I are moving to Berlin, Germany and I want to bring my cat with me. I'd like to know what exactly I need to do to get it done, how much it will cost, and how to go about getting this started if it is a possibility.




Hi Melissa,

Thanks for your questions. Please take a look at this overview of the pet import requirements for Germany. Your cat will need a microchip, full vaccinations, and an EU health certificate. Documents will also need to be endorsed by the USDA, and you need an international health certificate issued by your vet, as well.

As you can see, you'll want to allow a few weeks to plan and carry out these steps. It's important to buy an airline-approved travel crate, as well, and also book a flight with a pet friendly airline.

If you'd like help arranging your move, please fill out our online consultation form. The cost will depend on a few factors, but with more details we'll be able to give you an estimate.

Hope this helps! Let us know if you have more questions, and have a safe trip to Germany.


Pet Transport Question Details:

Name: Melissa
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Cats
Pet Breed: Tabby
From: Washington State, USA
To: Berlin, Germany


PetRelocation Team


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By Leyla Roberson on April 29, 2017 at 1:15 pm

Hallo, I will be taking my cat back to Germany this Summer, she have chip and all the documents ready for last check up and vaccinations from the Vet. What I need is the travel crate for her, what by Lufthansa recommended for cabin travel the size 21.6 L x 15.7 W x 9 H, can't find it no where??? The cat is only 8.2 pounds. What I find until now is to big, or to small... Look by Amazon, Pet Stores, Pet travel. com... I know Lufthansa not selling, they only recommended with their rules.So perhaps I get here some answer and can solve the problem. Thanks a lot.

By on May 1, 2017 at 10:03 am

Hi Leyla, we typically recommend PetMate Skykennels for our clients' pets. For more information, here is our guide to choosing the right kennel for your pet: Hope that helps! Just let us know if you have any more questions and good luck!

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