International Rabbit Travel: Your Ultimate Guide to a Safe and Smooth Journey

Journey with Your Furry Hopper: Transporting Rabbits Internationally

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Hi PetRelocation,

I'm just wondering what I need to do documentation-wise to ensure Willie gets to move to the US from London as we corporate relocate back home.

Also, I'm clueless about how to move him physically. Does he go under the seat, in a luggage/pet area, or what?

Thanks! I Look forward to talking with you. Have a good day!



Hi Susan,

Thanks for your question! Per the USDA, the United States does not impose restrictions on rabbits entering the country, so you must follow the airline guidelines you choose. Typically a vet health certificate is required to show the airline the pet is healthy and fit to fly.

We often use British Airways to transport pets from London to the United States -- find out more about the procedure here. Pets are not allowed in the cabin on this route; they are transported in the cargo area, which is pressure and temperature controlled.

You'll also need an airline-approved travel crate. Often rabbit owners buy a small pet crate and modify it slightly in order to ensure safety... Please see the picture above for an example.

Let us know if you'd like help arranging Willie's move, Susan. Thanks for reading, and we hope to hear from you again!

Essential Steps for International Rabbit Travel

1. Documentation: Vet Health Certificate

While the United States does not impose restrictions on rabbits entering the country, you need to adhere to the guidelines of your chosen airline. A vet health certificate is typically required to confirm your rabbit's health and fitness for travel. Ensure that you have this documentation ready before your journey.

2. Air Travel: Cargo Area

Pets, including rabbits, are generally transported in the aircraft's cargo area, which is pressure and temperature controlled. Rabbits are not allowed in the cabin on most routes, so verifying the airline's pet travel policy is essential.

3. Travel Crate: Safety and Comfort

Selecting the right travel crate is vital for your rabbit's comfort and safety. Purchase an airline-approved pet crate and make any necessary modifications to ensure it's rabbit-friendly. The crate should provide ample space, ventilation, and security.

PetRelocation: Making Your Rabbit's Move a Success

Whether you're moving from London to the US or any other international destination, our team at PetRelocation is ready to assist you. With our expert guidance and support, you can relax knowing that your rabbit's journey is in safe and caring hands.

Pet Transport Question Details:

Name: Susan
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Rabbit
Pet Breed: Lop Eared
From: London, UK
To: New Canaan, CT, USA


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