Pet Travel Question: Vacationing vs. Relocating With a Dog

Hi PetRelocation,

We are not moving internationally, only vacationing for one month. Do the same restrictions apply regarding a microchip?




Hi Beverly,

Whether you're moving permanently or just traveling for a vacation, you'll need to meet all the pet import requirements for the country to which you're traveling, and if you're planning to return you'll need to meet those requirements, as well.

Take a look here to find out more about the pet import requirements that apply to you.

In terms of the microchip (as it sounds like your dog doesn't have one and you may be a little hesitant about it, though some pet owners feel uncertain about microchips at first, a little research reveals that they're well worth the peace of mind they offer and the insertion process is very minor. Here's more about microchipping pets from our blog.

Please contact us if you have any more questions, and have a great trip!

Pet Travel Question Details:

Name: Beverley
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Shih Tzu/Yorkie
From: Winnipeg, Canada
To: La Ceiba, Honduras


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Editor's Note: This post was originally published in January 2013 and has been updated with new information.


PetRelocation Team


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