Pet Travel Question: Moving Pets to Australia - Concerns about Quarantine

Name: Carine
Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: Dogs
Pet Breed: Ridge Back, Husky
From: South Africa
To: Australia

Is the quarantine period still seven months? Is it worth to put the animals through that trauma of being in quarantine for so long and separated from their owner? Are the animals very traumatized?

Thank you,

Hi Carine,

Your question is totally understandable. Who wants to separate from their dogs for weeks at a time? Many people end up going through the experience of a quarantine when it's clear that a permanent move is in the cards, though, and believe it or not, the pets cope just fine.

Take a look at the stories of a few Australia pet moves we've handled as well as the run-down of pet import regulations for Australia. Finally, check out our recent article that addresses this very issue -- Five Common Misconceptions About Pet Travel.

Good luck with your trip, and please contact us if you have more questions or if you'd like some help planning the move!


PetRelocation Team




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