As per the latest Australia pet import policies, are dogs from India allowed to relocate there? What is the quarantine period and where can I quarantine my St. Bernard?
Thank you for your question. Unfortunately pets cannot travel directly to Australia from India. India is classified as a 'non-approved country' which means that you'll need to transit through a third country and complete all the required vaccines, etc. before your dog will be accepted into the country.
Please see the official Australia Department of Agriculture website for a non-approved country via category 3 country step-by-step guide. As you can see, this will certainly require quite a bit of time and effort on your part due to the additional traveling involved as well as the health and government rules. (Note that all pets entering Australia must fulfill the 10-day quarantine, as well.)
If you'd like to tackle this two-step move to Australia from India and want to discuss your options with a Specialist, please contact us for a pet travel consultation. You may also choose to reconsider -- sometimes pet owners decide to cancel or delay a relocation in favor of prioritizing their pet's comfort and safety. We've even had clients who chose to move to different countries than originally planned so that they could bring their pets along (meet Stan the Pit Bull, for example).
Sorry that we can't provide more welcome news, Garima. Hopefully this information is helpful nonetheless, and you're welcome to let us know if you think we might be able to assist you in the future.
Good luck with everything!
Pet Travel Question Details:
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: St. Bernard
From: Bangalore, India
To: Melbourne, Australia