Pet Travel in the Summer: Preparing for the Heat

Name: Rebecca
Number of Pets: 3
Pet Type: dogs
Pet Breed: Miniature Poodle
From: Yokota AB, Japan (Tokyo)
To: United States

We are supposed to move sometime in September of this year. My concern is regarding the pet embargo that is imposed from around May through September. Due to high temperatures, pets aren't allowed to fly during some of this time. Is there another solution?

Hi Rebecca,

You're right that it's important to exercise caution when traveling with pets during the warm summer months, but it's not impossible to do it (and do it safely). Airlines with established protocol, such as Continental's PetSafe Program, have instituted policies to keep pets safe when the temperature rises.

Take a look at these summer pet travel safety tips and be sure to check in with the airline you'll be using to make sure they handle pets with care. Examine the Pet Import Requirements for the US as well, and contact our Pet Relocation Specialists if you have any more questions.

Good luck and thanks for the pet travel question!


PetRelocation Team




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