“Do Pets Arriving in the United States Need to Go to Quarantine?”

Hi PetRelocation,

Will my dogs need to be quarantined when they arrive in St Louis? If yes, for how long?




Hi Rosalina,

Good news: The United States does not impose a quarantine for pets being imported into the country. To successfully enter the country with your dogs, you'll need to show proof that they're up to date on their rabies vaccines and have vet health certificates stating they're healthy and fit to fly (these should be issued within 10 days of departure). Find an overview here.

We recommend choosing a pet friendly airline for your travels (we often use KLM and Lufthansa for international flights), and you'll need the correct travel crates for your dogs. If they're not used to spending time in the crates, work with them in the weeks before you move to help them see the crates as a safe and normal place to be. Here are a few more tips for planning a successful pet move.

If you'd like some help arranging this move and are interested in our door-to-door services, please fill out our online consultation form.

Thanks for contacting us with your question, and good luck with everything!

Pet Transport Question Details:

Name: Rosalina
Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: Dogs
Pet Breed: Golden Retrievers
From: Jakarta, Indonesia
To: Saint Louis, Missouri, USA


PetRelocation Team


Air Travel, Quarantine




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