How to Export Pets From Australia to the United States

Hi PetRelocation,

We'll be traveling from Australia to Los Angeles. Will my dog spend extended time in quarantine?




Hi Adam,

Thank you for your question! For pets traveling from Australia to the United States, there is no quarantine period required.

The United States has some of the easier pet import rules (as opposed to Australia's, which are quite strict, as you probably know). Not only do you not have to plan for quarantine, you simply need to secure a health certificate and proof of an up-to-date rabies vaccine.

Additionally, we do recommend double checking airline policies, working to crate train your dog, and taking additional steps to secure their safety because they are a snub-nosed breed. As always, check in with your vet if you have specific questions about your dog's ability to handle the experience of air travel, but in our experience it's safe to undertake as long as your pet is healthy.

Hopefully this has been a helpful update, Adam. Let us know if you're interested in hiring professional assistance for your move—we'd be happy to oversee your dog's relocation from beginning to end.


Pet Travel Question Details:

Name: Adam
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: French Bulldog
From: Melbourne, Australia
To: L.A., California, USA


PetRelocation Team






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By Maegan at PetRelocation on May 29, 2018 at 4:21 pm

Hi Kathy! Here are the requirements for moving a puppy to the US. If you are looking to DIY with your pup flying in-cabin or as "excess baggage" - please check out our “all encompassing” DIY airline booking post that includes all our favorite pet friendly airline guide links for one easy reference. Hope this helps & please let me know if we can be of assistance!

By Kathy on May 24, 2018 at 11:52 pm

Hi, I would like to know what the requirements are for exporting a puppy(Toy Poodle crossed with King Charles Cavalier) from Sydney Australia to L.A.

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