Pet Travel Question: Transiting Through Narita

Name: Barbara
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Cat
Pet Breed: Domestic
From: USA
To: Jakarta, Indonesia

My flight is on United from Dulles to Bangkok and then on Thai Airways to Jakarta. I have all the info to make the flight except one thing. There is one stop on United at Narita for two hours where we change planes but keep the same United flight number. We will stay within the secure space. Do I need to meet the Japan requirements, since I am not staying in Japan? I will carry the pet cat in the cabin on the entire trip.


Hi Barbara,

Thanks for your question! When transiting through an airport it's generally unnecessary to heed the pet import requirements for that country. It might be a good idea to double check with your airline to see what they say about layover procedures with pets, but most likely all you need to focus on are the pet import requirements for Indonesia.

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns, and happy traveling!


PetRelocation Team




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