Pet Travel Question: Moving a Puppy to Belarus

Name: Jessica
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Portuguese Water Dog
From: NY, USA
To: Belarus

I am possibly moving to Belarus for this coming hockey season with my husband. We were planning on getting a puppy before this possibility occurred and still want to get him. What steps would I need to take in order to bring the puppy to Belarus with us (if this is even an option)? Does he need a passport? How long would that take? Can I fly a puppy there as a carry on since he is little? I would really appreciate any information you could give me.

Thanks in advance!

Hi Jessica,

Thanks for your question! Here are the pet import requirements for Belarus. It sounds like the most important document you would need is the veterinary health certificate, which must be issued within ten days of departure.

We strongly recommend choosing a pet-friendly airline (we often use KLM, Lufthansa and Continental), and be sure to double check all pet policies regarding dog age, size, etc.

Let us know if you have any more questions or if you'd like some help handling your move. Good luck to you and congrats on the new future puppy!


PetRelocation Team




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