Pet Travel Question: A Pet Vacation to the United States?

Name: Doreen
Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: Dogs
Pet Breed: Shih Tzu
From: Germany

We recently moved to Germany from the US. We would like to travel back with our two dogs to the US for vacation. What do I require to bring my dogs back to Germany? We will only be gone for 10 days.


Hi Doreen,

Thanks for contacting us with your question. These are the pet import requirements for the United States and the pet import requirements for Germany. Make sure your vaccinations are up-to-date, and you'll need to once again have the correct health documents signed and verified within 10 days of departure.

While it sounds like you're experienced travelers, we normally suggest that pet owners avoid booking long flights for their dogs if possible (it may not be worth the time, effort and stress to go through the experience of flying if it's for a quick vacation rather than a permanent relocation).

Please contact us if you have any more questions, Doreen, and good luck with whatever you decide!


PetRelocation Team




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