Pet Travel Question: Exporting a Dog from Uganda

Name: Tiffany
From: Uganda
To: California, USA
Pet: Dog

I have a local Ugandan dog (Charizard) who has been inoculated against rabies and parvo. I was a volunteer here in Uganda and I plan to take my dog home. She'll be two years old, spayed and weighs approximately 30 pounds. I have an approved travel crate and the necessary certification.

What airlines would you recommend, and do you have any other tips? I just want to make sure I have anything correct. I believe the possible layovers are Belgium, London and Germany. Also, she does not have a microchip -- is that required?

Hi Tiffany,

Thanks for your question! Here are the pet import requirements for the United States. This is one of the easier countries to import pets, and yes, you will need a microchip. We recommend a pet-friendly airline such as KLM, Lufthansa or Continental, and for more information about possible routes, costs and and other travel concerns, please contact for a free quote. Good luck with everything!


PetRelocation Team




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