Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Ferret
From: Sasebo, Japan
To: Norfolk, VA
Hello, I am interested in becoming a ferret owner and I want to make sure that I will be able to transport him once I move from Japan back to the States. We are currently scheduled to move to Norfolk, VA, but not for another year. I was just trying to get an idea of how this would work and if it's possible? Any advice would be much appreciated :)
Thanks so much,
First of all, it's very smart to research pet travel well in advance in order to avoid complications, so cheers to you for being proactive!
The United States is one of the more lenient countries when it comes to importing pets, and according to the USDA, there are no official animal health requirements for ferrets coming into the US. That being said, you'll want to check with the airline you're planning to use to find out what they require.
Typically, airlines need to see a vet health certificate stating your pet is healthy and fit to fly, and they will have specific requirements for the travel crate, as well. In addition to double-checking with the airline(s), it might also be helpful to discuss ferret travel with a vet so that you can ask any questions you have relating to health and travel.
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