Cat Travel to the United States

Name: Gail
Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: Cats
Pet Breed: Mixed
From: Israel
To: United States (Pennsylvania)


Dear PetRelocation,

Do the cats need health certificates for the trip to United States? It seems they don't need a current rabies vaccination to enter the US in general, but would they need one in Pennsylvania?

Thank you!



Hi Gail,

Thanks for contacting us with your questions. The United States is one of the easier places to bring a pet, but you'll need to take care of a few basic requirements --  including a rabies vaccination and certificate and an international health certificate dated within 10 days of departure.

Take a look at the pet import requirements for the United States to get started. In addition to this, we also recommend choosing a pet friendly airline and helping your cats to get used to their travel crates as much as possible. Here's a fun picture from our Facebook page that we posted the other day -- it shows the process many people use to help skeptical kitties learn to love their crates.

Please let us know if you have further questions or if you'd like a quote for our services, Gail. Thanks again, and good luck with everything!



PetRelocation Team





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