Pet Travel Question: Planning Cat Transport to Japan

Hi PetRelocation,

I am wondering what the process will be to relocate my cat to Japan.

Thank you,



Hi Jennifer,

Thank you for your question! Planning cat travel can certainly be overwhelming, so we're happy to offer some guidance.

First, you'll want to look over the pet import requirements for Japan to find out about microchips, rabies vaccines, health paperwork, and all the other important details. Note that a rabies titer test is needed for pet transport to Japan, and all steps surrounding your cat's move must be carried out carefully and in a particular order.

Beyond that, you'll want to help your cat prepare for travel by working on crate training (if necessary) and choose a pet friendly airline for your trip.

If you'd like some assistance and are interested in our services, please fill out our online consultation form. We've helped many pets move to Japan so we do have experience planning an efficient relocation there.

Finally, we invite you to check out our Facebook page and blog for more tips and stories about pets who travel internationally.

Good luck with everything, and just let us know if we can be of further assistance.


Pet Travel Question Details:

Name: Jennifer
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Cat
Pet Breed: Brown Tabby
From: New York, USA
To: Sasebo, Japan


Looking for help with your international move? Contact us to set up a pet transport consultation.


PetRelocation Team





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