Pet Travel Question: Importing Snakes

Hi PetRelocation,

I am considering opportunities to move to USA (PA) for business, as an expat, for 3-5 years. I would like to have my pets with me, as they are like my kids and I really love them.

Cats' moving conditions are well-described everywhere, but I was not able to find anything on snakes. All of them were born and raised in France (no importation from Africa).

Could you please help me find information about how to move snakes?

Thanks in advance for your kind help,


Hi Julien,

Congratulations on your new opportunity! Here are the pet import requirements for the United States. According to the CDC there are no restrictions when it comes to bringing snakes into the country.

We do advise speaking to your vet and/or consulting with a snake expert to ensure you can keep your pets safe during transit. They'll need airline approved travel crates and you'll also need to help them maintain the temperature at which they feel comfortable.

Please contact us if you'd like some help with your move and thanks for checking in!


Pet Transport Question Details:

Name: Julien
Number of Pets: 4
Pet Type: 1 cat + 3 snakes
Pet Breed: Snakes : Two Corn Snakes + 1 Ball Python
From: France
To: USA (PA)


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