Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Dachshund
From: USA (Chicago, IL)
I am traveling to Poland for the Holidays with my Dachshund. We are going from Dec. 11 to Jan. 2 and I want to know what's needed for us to safely enter Europe (Poland) and return back to the US. When I go to the vet what do I need done—shots, vaccinations, etc.
I don't want to have any issues.
Great questions, we'd be happy to help. First, take a look at the pet import requirements for Poland and, for your return trip, the pet import requirements for the United States. Your dog will need to have a microchip, up-to-date rabies vaccine, and a health certificate.
We definitely recommend choosing a pet-friendly airline (we often go with Lufthansa, KLM and United) and double checking with the carrier you choose to find out about all crate requirements, etc. For your reference, here are a few pet travel best practices.
Also very important: we recently discussed on our blog that pet travel during the holidays can be particularly challenging and hectic due to possible delays and office closures. Please take a look at our additional tips for holiday travel to help educate yourself and hopefully avoid any issues.
If you have more questions or think you'd like some assistance, please contact us to discuss your move options. Hope you have a smooth trip and a happy holiday season!