Moving pets abroad comes with a lot of baggage (literally and figuratively). Will they handle the trip okay? Do you have all the paperwork completed correctly? The questions go on and on, but the good news is that you’re not the first one to attempt a pet move.
Moving for a job can be especially stressful, and Switzerland (along with Singapore, which we outlined a few days ago) is one of the more popular destinations for relocating employees these days. If a pet relocation to Switzerland lies ahead of you, there are a few things you should know.
Steps for Moving a Pet to Switzerland
Each pet needs a microchip—no other form of identification is acceptable. The microchip used should comply with ISO Standard 11784 or Annex A to ISO standard 11785.
2. Full Vaccinations (Recommended)
For Dogs: Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvo, Leptospirosis, (DHLPP) and Rabies within the last 12 months or a minimum of 4 weeks before arrival.
For Cats: Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia (FVRCP), and Rabies within the last 12 months or a minimum of 4 weeks before arrival.