Pet Travel Question: Moving Cats to India

Name: Ed
From: El Paso, TX, USA
To: Mumbai, (Bombay) India
Pets: Hashi, a female Calico cat, 6 years old, 11 pounds; Akash, a 6-year-old Tabby/Maine Coon mix, 13 pounds

Myself and my wife, and our 2 children, ages 4 and 1, may relocate to India for work purposes. Hashi and Akash are like our two other children. I would like to know what would be required to take them with us. It's a long trip sure to entail plane changes and fatigue, but my wife and I have traveled to India before and we really feel excited about the possibility. I just want what's best for Hashi and Akash. We love them very much.

Additional Info: They have been indoor cats most of their lives and they are healthy; nowadays they are indoor/outdoor but still use the litter box when needed. They have been cross-country by car four or five times and have done well each time.


Hi Ed,

Thanks for contacting us with your question! These are the pet import regulations for India. It's great that Hashi and Akash are seasoned travelers, so to prepare for your upcoming trip you'll just want to focus on making sure you have the health requirements in order, that you're choosing to fly with a pet-friendly airline, and your travel crates meet airline standards.

Feel free to contact us if you have any more questions, and let us know if you're interested in enlisting our help with your move (if so, we have a free quote form you can fill out).


PetRelocation Team




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