International Pet Travel

Many countries have strict regulations regarding international pet travel. You'll find an overview of bringing Fido to many popular international destinations below. No matter where you're going, you should contact the embassy or consulate of the destintion country to confirm pet travel regulations, obtain all of the necessary paperwork (such as health certificates and documentation) regarding your pet's travel, and contact your local veterinarian to ensure your pet is in compliance with foreign health regulations. And finally, don't forget to check reulations on bringing Fido back to your home country too. Quarantine rules may apply even if your dog has only been gone a short time. Have more questions about crossing the pond with your pooch? Read our Ten Tips for Flying with Fido .

Algeria

If you would like to travel with your pet to Algeria, you will only need a veterinarian rabies inoculation certificate, issued at point of origin.

Anguilla

Taking your pet on a trip to Anguilla is quite easy to do. If you would like to import a pet from the United States, you will need to get an import permit from Dr. Vanterpool CVO of Anguilla. The permit is only valid for one (1) month. Along with the permit below is a list of the import requirements.

  • You will need to provide the name of person(s) traveling with pet, breed of dog (eg Rottweiler), and country of origin.
  • Be sure to obtain an original Health Certificate issued by a vet in the country of origin stating that your pet is free of any infectious or contagious diseases and should not be in contact with any animal suffering from the same for the past sixty (60) days.
  • Your pet must be vaccinated against rabies more than one (1) month but less than one (1) year before the date of importation.

Armenia

In order to travel to Armenia with your pet, all you will need is a veterinarian health certificate.

Aruba

In order to travel with your pet to Aruba, you will only need a Veterinary Health Certificate issued from the originating country, no more than 14 days prior to arrival and a rabies inoculation certificate issued within 30 days prior to arrival. Your pet will also need a microchip prior to traveling to Aruba. Be advised, the dog or cat must have lived continuously in a country with a low percentage of rabies for 6 months preceding the travel date or must be born and have lived in the country of birth continuously until the date of travel. Pets may not enter Aruba from any country with a high percentage of rabies.

Australia

In order to travel with your pet to Australia, you will need to complete several requirements before your departure. Several of them require extended waiting periods, so it is best to start the process well in advance of your travel. The below list is specific to dogs; additional information regarding traveling with a cat is available at: http://www.agriculture.gov.au/cats-dogs/step-by-step-guides/category-3-step-by-step-guide-for-cats

  • Dogs must not be more than 30 days pregnant nor be nursing at the time of departure.
  • The following breeds are prohibited from travel to Australia: dogo Argentino; fila Brasileiro; Japanese tosa; American pit bull terrier or pit bull terrier; Perro de Presa Canario or Presa Canario and any domestic/non-domestic animal hybrids (e.g. wolf-dog crosses).
  • Your dog must be identifiable by microchip.
  • Your dog must be vaccinated with an inactivated rabies virus vaccine that was given when the dog was at least 90 days of age. Three (3) yearly rabies vaccinations are acceptable.
  • You will need to get a Rabies Neutralising Antibody Titre (RNAT) test before your departure to Australia. For more specific information regarding the test and its requirements, please visit their website.
  • The Official Government Veterinarian (USDA Veterinarian, in the USA) must complete the Rabies Vaccination and Rabies Neutralising Antibody Titre (RNAT) test declaration. (pdf below) You will need to bring the RNAT test laboratory report and rabies vaccination certificate to the Official Government Veterinarian so they can complete the RNAT test Declaration. The microchip number, test result and blood sampling date need to match on the RNAT test laboratory report and RNAT test Declaration. You must ensure that the completed RNAT test Declaration states the name of the testing laboratory, not the submitting laboratory.
  • After you have received the completed Rabies Vaccination and RNAT test declaration, and at least 42 days prior to proposed date of travel, apply and pay for the import permit. You may submit your import permit application, as well as full payment and all supporting documentation to this website: http://www.agriculture.gov.au/import/online-services/bicon.You will need to provide all supporting documentation. ?Additional charges may be applied if the requirements are not complete. Import permits are valid for up to twelve (12) months from the date of issue.
After you have received your import permit, there are several more steps to complete before you travel to Australia.
  • Go to the Australian Post Entry Quarantine Facilities webpage for information on booking quarantine accommodation and arranging transport for your dog(s).
  • Pets must travel as "manifested cargo" (not in the cabin) and in an IATA approved crate for dogs. If your flight requires a layover, It will be your responsibility to contact the appropriate authority in the country of the layover to find out: whether they allow animals to go through, whether they have a facility to accommodate animals during transhipment, how long the animals can be held, any additional conditions that may apply.
  • Within 45 days for your departure to Australia, get your dog tested for Ehrlichia canis, Brucellosis (if your dog has not been spayed or neutered), Leishmaniosis, and Leptospirosis (dogs may be vaccinated against this 14 days prior to departure). The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources website can offer more detail on the requirements of each test.
  • Dogs should receive a vaccination that protects against Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Para-influenza and Bordetella bronchiseptica and is valid for the entire period of travel. Be advised, dogs exported from the USA must be fully vaccinated against canine influenza virus (CIV). ?Vaccinations must be administered between 12 months and 14 days before export and must be valid for the entire travel period in Australia.
  • If your dog has ever visited mainland Africa, see the website for additional requirements.
  • The dog must be treated by a Government Approved Veterinarian twice with an internal parasite treatment effective against internal parasites (nematodes and cestodes). The two treatments must be administered at least 14 days apart and within 45 days before export. The second treatment must be given within 5 days before export.
  • A valid import permit, copies of lab reports, and a completed Veterinary Health Certificate (must be completed 5 days before departure) (Attachment A of the import permit) must travel with your pet. All documents must have the original signature of the Official Government Veterinarian and stamp of the Competent Authority on each page.
  • The dog must arrive in Australia prior to the expiration date of the import permit and in the port in the state where they will undergo quarantine.

Austria

Traveling with your pet to Austria is quite easy. Below are the requirements for entry.

  • Pets must be at least 7 months old in order to enter Austria.
  • Pets must travel into these border crossing points, Vienna, Linz, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Graz-Thalerhof and Klagenfurt in order to enter Austria.
  • Pets must be identifiable with either a micro-chip or a readable tattoo (as long as it was given before July 3, 2011.)
  • Each animal has to be vaccinated against rabies and the vaccination must be valid.
  • Be sure to go to your local veterinarian and get a health certificate (pdf below) for each pet.
  • You will also need to fill out the owner declaration. This declaration has to be issued in German and English and filled in in BLOCK LETTERS.

Bahamas

You may bring your pet into The Islands of the Bahamas, but you need to make preparations before your departure. An import permit is required from the Ministry of Agriculture, Trade and Industry (Nassau), for all animals being brought into the Bahamas. Applications for such permits (along with a $10 processing fee) must be made in writing to the Director of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Trade and Industry, PO Box N-3704, Nassau, The Bahamas. For more information, call 242-325-7502 or 242-325-7509. The application must be accompanied by a $10.00 processing fee for each animal and a $5.00 fax fee in cases where persons wish to have the permit faxed to them. Money order or cash only, no personal checks are accepted. For the U.S. and Canada, the following are the main provisions of the import permit as it applies to dogs and cats:

  • The animal must be six months of age, or older.
  • The animal must be accompanied by a valid certificate which substanciates that it has been vaccinated against rabies within not less than 1 month and not more than 10 months prior to importation for the 1 year vaccine. For the 3 year vaccine, it must be within no less than 1 month and no more than 34 months prior to importation into The Bahamas.
  • The animal must be accompanied by a Veterinary Health Certificate presented within 48 hours of arrival in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to a licensed veterinarian for an examination.
  • The permit is valid for 1 entry and must be used within 1 year from the date of issue.
Regulations for all other types of animals and relating to countries not mentioned above may be obtained from the Director of Agriculture, PO Box N-3704, Nassau, The Bahamas. Applications should state the kind of animal, breed, sex, age, and country of embarkation. Additional information may be required if, for example, the animal or animal produce is listed under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Plants and Animals (CITES). Customs duty for permanent entry of all animals from outside the Commonwealth of the Bahamas (dogs, cats, cattle, and horses) is $10, plus 1/2% of the value of the animal. Yearly fees for dog licenses in New Providence, Grand Bahama, and the Family Islands are $2 for males or spayed females and $6 for unspayed females. Animals not meeting these requirements will not be allowed to enter the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.

Barbados

Traveling with your pet to Barbados is an easy process. Below are the list of requirements.

  • Your pet must have a microchip. The implantation must be done before the rabies vaccination.
  • After your pet has been microchipped, it must be vaccinated against rabies. After your pet is vaccinated, you must wait 35 days before your trip to Barbados.
  • Your pet will need to be testedt for heartworm, leishmaniasis, nipah virus and/or hendra virus if present in your country. Your veterinarian can have these tests done and, once the results are negative, your pet is free to travel.
  • If your pet is a dog, it should be treated by for tapeworms and ticks by a veterinarian within 7 days of scheduled departure for Barbados.
Once you’ve completed the requirements, your pet will be issued with an Official Export Health Certificate which must be endorsed by an Official Government/Federal Veterinarian (USDA in USA).
  • Once your pet meets the conditions for import into Barbados, download and complete an application form (pdf below).
  • Submit the application form along with a BDS$25.00 to the Veterinary Services Department. Payment may be made by money order or certified bank draft only to The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture. The bank draft or money order must be in United States currency for the amount of US$15.00 (to cover all additional bank processing charges).
  • You must notify Veterinary Services at least three (3) business days notice in advance of your arrival date/time and flight information. You will also need to include your Import permit number, Name, local address and contact information, and name and contact information of the customs broker. If there are any changes, notify Veterinary Services as soon as possible.
  • Pets must travel as manifested cargo and can be received at the Animal Reception Centre.
A landing certificate is issued when the pet is cleared for entry into Barbados. Fees for dogs and cats are BDS $60.00 per animal. Fees are payable for Landing Certificates of ALL animals. They are due at the time of examination at the port of entry. Customs duties are collected any non-livestock animals imported into Barbados. In order to facilitate the process, you will need to work with a customs broker. If you do not, it will cause serious delays in receiving your pet. If your pet is only visiting and will be returning to its country of origin, customs duties may be refundable at the time of departure. Contact your customs broker for further information. Upon receipt of the application and fee, a permit will be prepared and forwarded to you either by mail, fax or email. Animal import permits are valid for six (6) months from the date of issue. When the animal arrives in Barbados, it will be taken directly from the airline to the Animal Reception Centre where it will be inspected by a Veterinary Officer. As long as all terms of the import permit are met, the Veterinary inspection fee has been paid, and your pet is found healthy, the landing certificate fee will be issued. Keep in mind, overtime charges will apply if your pet arrives outside of standard government working hours (Monday to Friday 8:15am to 4:30pm), weekends and public holidays.

Belgium

If you would like to travel with your pet to Belgium, you will need to make sure all the below requirements are met.

  • Your pet must be identified with a microchip. or a tattoo (as long as it was given before July 3, 2011 and is still readable)
  • Within 10 days before your departure to Belgium, you must go to your veterinarian to get an international health certificate. Be sure it includes proof of a valid vaccination from rabies.
  • If you plan to travel within Europe upon your arrival to Belgium, you will need to get an EU pet passport from a veterinarian in Belgium.

Belize

If you are planning to travel with your pet to Belize, you will need to complete the following requirements prior to your departure.

  • The pet animal is to be accompanied by a veterinary certificate issued by a registered veterinarian in the country of origin, stating that the pet animal is clinically healthy, free of signs of infectious and contagious disease, free of ticks and has no fresh wound or wound in the process of healing.
  • The pet animal has been vaccinated against rabies and that its vaccination is current. The date of vaccination and the name of the vaccine manufacturer must be indicated on the certificate.
  • If your pet is less than 4 months old and cannot receive the rabies vaccination, they will need to be house quarantined until thirty (30) days after rabies vaccination by a registered veterinarian.
  • All pet animals entering Belize are to be inspected by a BAHA official. Pet animals from countries affected with diseases and pests of quarantine importance (FMD, screwworm, etc) will require veterinary inspection at port of entry.
  • You will be informed of need for veterinary inspection when permit is issued.
  • Be sure to notify date, time and flight number to BAHA two days before you and your pet arrive to ensure that veterinary officer is present at the time of entry.
  • All costs of quarantine will be your responsibility.
  • Make sure the cage is new or cleaned and disinfected prior to use for the transportation of your pet.
While it is not required, the Belize Agricultural Health Authority strongly suggests that all dogs be vaccinated against Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis and Parvovirus and all cats be vaccinated against Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calici Virus and Panleucopaenia. Lastly, the your pet should be treated against endoparasites and ectoparasites within thirty (30) days of departure from Belize.

Bermuda

Before you travel with your pet to Bermuda, you will need to make sure they meet the following requirements in order to apply for the import permit:

  • Your pet must have a microchip.
  • You will need to get a veterinary health certificate issued within 10 days before your arrival in Bermuda, stating that the animal is not infected with any communicable disease and is free of external parasites. The veterinary health certificate must contain the following information: Name, date of birth, breed, description and microchip identification of pet; Owner at present; Owner in Bermuda and address.
  • The veterinarian needs to write a note stating that the pet has been treated on the day of examination with a flea and tick repellent. See the website for acceptable treatments.
  • You will also need a veterinary statement that your pet has not been exposed to rabies nor been present in an officially quarantined rabies area within the last 6 months.
  • Get a copy of your pet’s rabies vaccination history, showing at least two rabies vaccinations, and that all rabies vaccinations have been given by a licensed veterinarian, and are in accord with all of these requirements. The most recent vaccination was given at least 30 days, and not more than 12 months prior to arrival in Bermuda
Dogs and cats under age 10 months, and dogs and cats of any age that have received only a single rabies vaccination, will not be allowed into Bermuda. The faxed or emailed copy of the Import Permit and the ORIGINAL veterinary certificates MUST accompany the animal on arrival. Import Permits are only valid for 10 days from the date of the Veterinary Certificate. Pets may be subject to a Customs import duty, up to 25% of their true value. Duty is payable to Bermuda Customs at the port of entry, at the time of the animal's arrival.

Bolivia

In order to travel with your pet to Bolivia, you will need to obtain a health certificate (pdf below) by an authorized veterinarian (USDA, if in the US). Health certificates must be issued within 3 months prior to arrival into Bolivia. The certificate must include the complete identification of the animal, including breed, sex and age, owner's name and address, address at destination, date of rabies vaccination and product used, and any other vaccines that were given. Be sure to get the certificate endorsed by Veterinary Services and must be legalized at a Bolivian Consulate for a fee.

Brazil

When traveling to Brazil, the following documents are necessary when traveling with your pet:

  • International Health Certificate for animals (Certificado Zoosanitãrio Internacional -CZI). The international health certificate is issued by a licensed veterinarian 10 days before departure, and must show no disease present. The certificate must also confirm that no incidence of contagious disease has been detected in the place of origin up to forty days before departure.
  • A certificate of vaccination against rabies for any animal over 90 days old (obtained 30 days before entry in the case of animals vaccinated for the first time). This must be valid for at least one year.
  • Proof of owners full name and address including state and country
  • Documents showing the animals name, breed, gender, size, color, coat and any other specific markings
  • Copies of all relevant documents for animals imported as cargo
The same requirements apply to guide dogs. Birds are prohibited.

Bulgaria

In order to travel with your pet to Bulgaria, you will need to complete the following requirements.

  • Your pet must be identifiable via a microchip. The microchip needs to be implanted before the pet receives their rabies vaccination. If your pet already has been vaccinated before implantation, the vaccination becomes invalid and will need to be administered again.
  • Pets must be at least 105 days old and must be vaccinated against rabies. You will need to wait 21 days after the vaccination is given to travel to Bulgaria (the first day is considered Day 0).
  • You will need to obtain a health certificate from a USDA authorized veterinarian (if traveling from the US). The health certificate needs to show proof of the rabies vaccination. Also part of the health certificate is a written statement of the owner or person accompanying the animals, that the animals are not subject to movement that has the purpose of sale or transfer of those goods.
  • There should be a document stating that the animal arrived, either directly or through Bulgaria from a third country listed in the health certificate.
Be sure to check with the agency for more information reqarding the required ports of entry and restricted breeds.

Burundi

In order to travel with your pet to Burundi, you will need to complete the following requirements. Pets require a veterinary health certificate issued at the point of origin and an import permit. On arrival veterinary inspection will take place. Be sure the health certificate includes: country of origin, names and address of owner, species, sex of animal, that animal is free from ticks and has not been exposed to contagious diseases. The health certificate must state that they have been vaccinated against rabies over one month but less than 12 months before departure and what type of vaccine was used. This certificate must be issued not more than 15 days before departure.

Cambodia

If you would like to travel to Cambodia with your pet, you will need to obtain and travel with a Veterinarian Health Certificate and a Rabies Vaccination Certificate issued by the country of origin.

Canada

You may cross the border into Canada with your pet easily as long as your pet has been vaccinated against rabies within 3 years of your date of arrival. Pets over 3 months of age require one of the following two options:

  • Rabies vaccination certificate signed by a licensed veterinarian and written in English that clearly identifies the animal and states the date of vaccination
  • or
  • Health certificate signed by a licensed veterinarian and written in English verifying the date of the rabies vaccination.
  • Pets less than 8 months of age require the attached health certificate signed by a licensed veterinarian within 36 hours of arrival into Canada.

Chile

If you plan to travel to Chile with your pet, you first need to complete a few requirements.

  • Your must obtain a health certificate signed by a licensed veterinarian (USDA if in US) within 15 days prior to departure.(the veterinarian's license number must appear on the health certificate). The certificate must be written in Spanish and English, stating that your pet is free of any clinical signs of infectious diseases. The certificate needs to have the name and address of the owner, and complete identification of the animal (name, breed, sex and age).
  • Be sure that your pet is vaccinated against rabies. The vaccine must be given no more than 12 months and no earlier than 30 days prior to departure. A rabies vaccination certificate, which should include date of vaccination, product name and serial number, must accompany the health certificate.
  • Your pet needs to be treated against endo- and ecto-parasites.

China

If you would like to travel with your pet to China, there are a few requirements you will need to complete before you travel.

  • Pets older than 3 months must have proof they have been vaccinated against rabies within 1 year and at least 30 days prior to your entry into China. Be sure to make copies for your records
  • At least 30 days prior to your travel, you must obtain an international health certificate (pdf below) for each pet from an authorized veterinarian (from the USDA if in the US). Only one pet is allowed per traveler. It should include name of pet, type of pet (dog/cat and breed), age, weight (and height for dogs), sex, plus a general declaration that the pet is vaccinated and in good health. Make sure that the name of the owner of the pets which appears on the health certificate matches the name on your passport. Be sure to make copies for your records.
  • A copy of your passport (one passport per pet).
  • A photo of your pet (a digital photo printed on regular paper is adequate). For large dogs it is best to have something in the photo to be able to judge the size.
Upon arrival into China, ask your airline to notify customs in advance that you will be arriving with your pet to ensure that there is someone at the CIQ office. You should take your pet, fees (about RMB 150 per animal), and certificates to the animal and plant quarantine office (CIQ) at the airport. The office will keep the original rabies vaccination certificate and international health certificate. If you are arriving in other airports such as Shanghai or Guangzhou, you will need to provide the same documentations as required above, and the pets are required to under go a 30 days quarantine (the cost may vary). When you arrive, please ask the quarantine office at the airport.

Colombia

Your pet will need a Health Certificate issued by your local veterinarian at least 8 days prior to travel to Colombia. The certificate must specify: Species, ID, breed, gender, age and fur. It should also state the animal was found free of contagious and parasitic diseases, without the presence of fresh or healing wounds, with a valid and current vaccination plan and suitable for transport. Make sure to notify if the animal was treated with internal or external antiparasitic products whose use is duly authorized in the exporting country. Once your pet is confirmed healthy and the documentation of the animal had been verified, the ICA will issue the Sanitary Inspection Certificate (SIC), whose fee has been established previously by the ICA. Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, and crosses or hybrids of these breeds are strictly prohibited into Colombia.

Comoros

In order to travel with your pet to Comoros, you just need a health certificate and rabies vaccination certificate.

Costa Rica

In order to travel to Costa Rica with your pet, you will need to complete the following entry requirements:

  • You will need to have your pet examined within 30 days of departure and found to be healthy and free of any clinical signs of infectious disease.
  • If you are traveling with a dog, they need to show proof they were vaccinated against distemper, hepatitis, Leptospirosis, parvovirus and rabies. If you are traveling with a cat, they need to show proof they were vaccinated against rabies. Pets over 3 months of age must be vaccinated against rabies. The rabies vaccine must be applied a minimum of 30 days before arrival.
  • You will need to have a veterinarian complete 2 copies of the International Health Certificate (pdf below)
  • An official rabies vaccination certificate must accompany the health documents and is valid for the period of the vaccine (1 or 3 years).
  • Pets can enter Costa Rica either with the owner either in-cabin or as “baggage” on the same flight and enter on the baggage claim area.
Depending upon the length of stay in Costa Rica, pets entering Costa Rica from the U.S. may or may not need additional documentation in order to leave Costa Rica and return to the US: If the pet enters Costa Rica and stays longer than the validity of the U.S. Health Certificate (30 days for APHIS Form 7001), then that pet will need a valid Costa Rican Health Certificate in order to leave. If the pet leaves during the time period of the validity of the U.S. Health Certificate, then that is all that is required to leave Costa Rica, IF, the pet leaves with the same person with whom it entered AND is returning to the same city in the U.S. If that is not the case, then the pet will require a new Costa Rican Health Certificate in order to leave.

Croatia

In order to travel with your pet to Croatia, you will need to complete the following requirements.

  • Your pet must be identifiable via a microchip. The microchip needs to be implanted before the pet receives their rabies vaccination. If your pet already has been vaccinated before implantation, the vaccination becomes invalid and will need to be administered again.
  • Pets must be at least 105 days old and must be vaccinated against rabies. You will need to wait 21 days after the vaccination is given to travel to Croatia (the first day is considered Day 0).
  • You will need to obtain a health certificate from a USDA authorized veterinarian (if traveling from the US). The health certificate needs to show proof of the rabies vaccination. Also part of the health certificate is a written statement of the owner or person accompanying the animals, that the animals are not subject to movement that has the purpose of sale or transfer of those goods.
  • There should be a document stating that the animal arrived, either directly or through Croatia from a third country listed in the health certificate.
Be sure to check with the Ministry of Agriculture for more information reqarding the required ports of entry and restricted breeds.

Cyprus

In order to travel with your pet to The Republic of Cyprus, you will need to complete the following requirements.

  • Your pet must be identifiable via a microchip. The microchip needs to be implanted before the pet receives their rabies vaccination. If your pet already has been vaccinated before implantation, the vaccination becomes invalid and will need to be administered again.
  • Pets must be at least 105 days old and must be vaccinated against rabies. You will need to wait 21 days after the vaccination is given to travel to Cyprus (the first day is considered Day 0).
  • You will need to obtain a health certificate from a USDA authorized veterinarian (if traveling from the US). The health certificate needs to show proof of the rabies vaccination. Also part of the health certificate is a written statement of the owner or person accompanying the animals, that the animals are not subject to movement that has the purpose of sale or transfer of those goods.
  • There should be a document stating that the animal arrived, either directly or through Cyprus from a third country listed in the health certificate.
Be advised, The Republic of Cyprus does not allow the following breeds of dogs: Pit Bull Terrier or American Pit Bull, Japanese Tosa or Tosa Inu, Dogo Argentino or Argentinian Mastiff, Fila Brasileiro or Brazilian Mastiff Be sure to check the website for more information reqarding the required ports of entry.

Czech Republic

Traveling to the Czech Republic with your pet is quite easy to do. Below are the requirements for entry.

  • Your pet must be identified with a microchip.
  • All pets must be vaccinated against rabies, and at the time the animal must be at least twelve weeks old.
  • Your pets can travel to the Czech Republic 21 days after vaccination.
  • You will need to obtain an international health certificate from your veterinarian or a European passport (if you are traveling within the EU). The certificate is valid for 10 days from the date of issue by an official veterinarian of the exporting country.
  • Your pet must be accompanied by a written declaration signed by the owner or authorized person, certifying that the animal is being transferred to the EU within the non-commercial movement (i.e not being brought over for sale).
  • Young pets between the ages of 12 weeks to 16 weeks may be exempt from mandatory rabies vaccinations. See link for further details.

Denmark

Below are the guidelines you will need to follow in order to enter Denmark with your pets:

  • You will need to complete and carry a copy of the Authorization Form (.pdf below)
  • Your pet must have a valid microchip or a clearly readable tattoo applied before July 3, 2011.
  • You will need to get a Health Certificate from your veterinarian and have it endorsed by the USDA.
  • Your pet must be at least 12 weeks old and cannot be vaccinated prior to receiving their microchip. The vaccine needs to be given at least 21 days prior to traveling to Denmark
  • If your trip is longer that 4 weeks, Your dog must be registered in the Danish Dog Register upon arrival.
Keep in mind there are several breeds that are not allowed entry into Denmark including: Pit Bull Terrier, Tosa Inu, American Staffordshire Terrier, Fila Brasileiro, Dogo Argentino, American Bulldog, Boerboel, Kangal, Central Asian Shepherd Dog (ovtcharka), Caucasian Shepherd Dog (ovtcharka), South Russian Shepherd Dog (ovtcharka), Tornjak and Sarplaninac. Cross-breeds of any of the breeds mentioned above are also not allowed in Denmark, no exceptions. However, if you did own your dog prior to March 17, 2010, the dog will be covered by the transitional arrangements.

Dominican Republic

Traveling with your pet to the Dominican Republic is easy! You’ll need to get a health certificate issued and signed by a licensed veterinarian. The certificate needs to contain the name and address of the owner, and complete identification of the animal (name, breed, sex, and age). Make sure it is certified by the Agriculture Department of your State and Apostilled by the State Government. Have your pet examined within 30 days prior to departure and found to be free of any infectious diseases, and treated for external and internal parasites. Your pet also needs to be vaccinated against rabies. (The rabies vaccination Certificate should include date of vaccination, established period of immunity, product name and serial number.)

Ecuador

If you would like to travel to Ecuador with your pet, you will need to complete the following requirements before departure.

  • 48 hours prior to departure, you must obtain a health certificate (pdf below) from a licensed veterinarian. It must state that your pet was found healthy with no symptoms of infectious diseases and without visible external parasites (mites, ticks, fleas) also should include race, sex, color and age of the animal. The health certificate will need to be typed.
  • Your pet needs to be vaccinated at least 21 days prior to departure. You will need to show proof of vaccinations of the following diseases: Distemper, Canine Hepatitis, Leptospirosis (Leptospira canicola and Icterohemoragiae) Parvovirus, Parainfluenza, Rabies (for animals older than 3 months), this vaccine should be valid for at least 60 days prior to entry. The vaccination certificate should include the date of immunization, type and brand of the product used, that it has been treated against internal and external parasites within 30 days prior to your departure date.
You will need to contact the Ecuadorian Agency of Quality Assurance in Agriculture "AGROCALIDAD" staff working in the port of entry with 72 hour advance arrival time and carrier. NOTE: The above requirements are specifically for travel with dogs. For more information regarding travel with cats, see the pdf attachments below.

Egypt

If you would like to travel to Egypt with your pet, you will need to obtain a veterinarian health certificate from the country of departure's Government Veterinarian (USDA if in US). It will need to be valid two weeks from date of issue. Keep in mind, this certificate does not exempt your pets from Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture Doctor examination on arrival.

El Salvador

If you plan to travel to El Salvador with your pet, you first need to complete a few requirements.

  • Your must obtain a health certificate signed by a licensed veterinarian (USDA if in US) within 30 days prior to departure.(the veterinarian's license number must appear on the health certificate). The certificate must be written in Spanish and English, stating that your pet is free of any clinical signs of infectious diseases. The certificate needs to have the name and address of the owner, and complete identification of the animal (name, breed, sex and age).
  • Be sure that your pet (over 2 months old) is vaccinated against rabies. The vaccine must be given no more than 12 months prior to departure. A rabies vaccination certificate, which should include date of vaccination, product name and serial number, must accompany the health certificate.
  • Your pet needs to be treated against endo- and ecto-parasites.

Estonia

In order to travel with your pet to Estonia, you will need to complete the following requirements.

  • Your pet must be identifiable via a microchip. The microchip needs to be implanted before the pet receives their rabies vaccination. If your pet already has been vaccinated before implantation, the vaccination becomes invalid and will need to be administered again.
  • Pets must be at least 105 days old and must be vaccinated against rabies. You will need to wait 21 days after the vaccination is given to travel to Estonia (the first day is considered Day 0).
  • You will need to obtain a health certificate from a USDA authorized veterinarian (if traveling from the US). The health certificate needs to show proof of the rabies vaccination. Also part of the health certificate is a written statement of the owner or person accompanying the animals, that the animals are not subject to movement that has the purpose of sale or transfer of those goods.
  • There should be a document stating that the animal arrived, either directly or through Estonia from a third country listed in the health certificate.
Be sure to check with the Veterinary & Food Board for more information reqarding the required ports of entry and restricted breeds.

Finland

If you are interested in traveling with your pet to Finland, there are few requirements necessary for entry.

  • A microchip
  • A valid rabies vaccination, administered after the minimum age of 12 weeks. The waiting period abroad after rabies vaccination is 21 days for pets.
  • Dogs require deworming treatment against the Echinococcus-tapeworm at least one, at most five days before entry into Finland.
  • An official veterinarian must issue the pet an EU-model health certificate in English, Finnish, or Swedish.
  • A certified copy of the original identification and vaccination details, e.g. pet passport of third country or vaccination certificate of third country.
  • You must sign a declaration of non-commercial movement.
If you are traveling by plane, the only port of entry allowed is the Helsinki-Vantaa airport. If you plan to travel via road or ship, see the website for approved ports.

France

The following requirements are necessary for travel into France with your pet:

  • The animal must be at least 12 weeks old.
  • Your pet must be identified by a microchip (standard ISO 11784 or annex A ISO standard 11785) or a tattoo. In case of identification with a tattoo, the tattoo must be clearly readable and applied before July 2011.
  • Your pet must have a valid rabies vaccination. If it is the first rabies vaccination for your pet, you must wait 21 days between the last shot of the vaccination and departure.
  • You must get a health certificate from your veterinarian and endorsed by USDA. USDA endorsement is required for all certificates except those issued by military veterinarians for dogs, cats and ferrets.
The official health certificate will be valid for 10 days, from the date of endorsement by USDA until the date of arrival into France. The following breeds are forbidden to travel into France unless they are registered by the American Kennel Club under special rules: Staffordshire terrier, American Staffordshire terrier (pitbulls), Mastiff (boerbulls), Rottweilers, and Tosa.

Germany

Traveling to Germany is similiar to traveling to a lot of European countries. Below is the list of requirements necessary for travel.

  • Your pets will need to be identified by either a clearly readable tattoo or by a microchip.
  • Proof of valid immunization against rabies must be recorded in the animal health certificate (.pdf below).
  • Pets must be vaccinated against rabies at least 21 days before traveling to Germany.
  • You can only enter Germany with a pet if you are the owner or a designated person is responsible for them. You must provide a declaration in writing (.pdf below) stating that the pet travel is not intended for sale or a change of hands.
  • Puppies and kittens are not allowed entry into Germany if they are under 15 weeks old.

Greece

If you would like to travel to Greece with your pet, your pet will need a microchip, proof of anti-rabies vaccination, and a health certificate (pdf below) endorsed by a USDA state veterinarian. For more information on approved ports of entry or if your pet is under 3 months old, see the website for more details. If you plan to travel within Europe upon your arrival into Greece, your pet must be accompanied by the pet passport. You can get a pet passport from an authorized veterinarian in Greece.

Guadeloupe

Pets are able to enter Guadelope with proof of a rabies vaccination certificate, signed by a licensed veterinarian and valid in the United States (USDA). If the animal has never undergone a rabies vaccination or if the last date for the rabies booster has been passed, it is mandatory to vaccinate or re-vaccinate your pet no less than 30 days before departure. Keep in mind, each family is limited to three animals, only one of which can be a puppy or a kitten (under 6 months of age) and a rabies vaccination of a young animal before 3 months of age is not recognized as valid.

Guatemala

In order to travel with your pet to Guatemala, you must first take your pet to a U.S. registered veterinarian for a health certificate stating that the pet has been examined, shows no evidence of communicable disease, and has been vaccinated for rabies, distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, and parvovirus. The certificate must be executed in both English and Spanish within 30 days prior to the animal's entry into Guatemala. Not all U.S.-based veterinarians can perform certification, so be sure to check first that your veterinarian can provide or recommend someone for this service. Then take or mail the health certificate to the nearest office of the Department of Agriculture in the United States that approves health certificates for pets. After the certificate has been approved by the Department of Agriculture, you will need to have it authenticated by the Guatemalan Embassy or a Guatemalan Consulate in the United States. This process will cost $10 USD.

Hong Kong

In order to bring your pet to Hong Kong, you will need to complete the list below:

  • Notify the Duty Officer of the Import & Export Section at least 24 hours before your arrival. (Tel. (852) 21821001 / Fax. (852) 27698600 / E-mail: [email protected])
  • You will need to submit a application for a Special Permit (form below). The fee for one animal is HK$432 and HK$102 for every additional animal. For overseas application, the fee should be paid by a bank draft in Hong Kong currency payable to "The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region". The bank draft must be drawn upon a licensed bank in Hong Kong.
  • Your pet can only travel as cargo in a carrier approved for airline travel.
  • All dogs 5 months old or above must obtain a Hong Kong Dog Licence upon arrival at the expense of the owner, if your pet is less than 5 months old or more than 4 weeks pregnant, they will not be able to go to Hong Kong.
  • Be sure your pet has been micro chipped with an AVID chip. If the microchip is different from that used for the identification of dogs in Hong Kong, the animal will be re-implanted upon arrival in Hong Kong and revaccinated against rabies.
  • Animal Health Certificate: Dated not more than 14 days before the travel, certifying that the animal is free from clinical signs of infectious or contagious disease, fit to travel, free of any quarantine restrictions from the country you are traveling from and is either not pregnant or less than 4 weeks pregnant if it is a female. The animal’s identification and microchip details must match and be included for acceptance into Hong Kong.
  • A residence certificate needs to show that your pet has lived in the same place for at least 180 days and not have any reports of rabies in the area where you live before traveling to Hong Kong.
  • A vaccination certificate stating that your pet has vaccinated at least 14 days and not more than 1 year before travel against the following: Dogs – rabies, canine distemper, infectious canine hepatitis and canine parvovirus. Cats – rabies, feline panleucopaenia (infectious enteritis) and feline respiratory disease complex (cat flu).
  • You will need to obtain an Airline Certificate (Captain’s Affidavit) stating that the animal has travelled the entire journey without leaving its crate and did not come into contact with any other animals. NOTE: the animal may not be eligible for import or may be detained if these conditions are not met. The certificates must be signed and stamped by EITHER a government veterinary officer OR a registered veterinary surgeon and endorsed by a government veterinary officer. The Airline Certificate must be completed by the captain, his delegates, airline staff or relevant parties.
The Animal Health Certificate, Residence Certificate and Vaccination Certificate must apply to a single animal. Also, keep in mind, Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, the Japanese Tosa, the Dogo Argentino and the Fila Braziliero and any dog of their crossbreeds are prohibited to travel to Hong Kong.

Hungary

There are only a few requirements necessary to travel to Hungary with your pet!

  • your pet must be microchipped or have an identifiable tattoo
  • your dog or cat must have a valid rabies vaccination
  • must have an EU pet passport OR a health certificate from your veterinarian
If you plan to travel within Europe, you will need to obtain an EU pet passport from a veterinarian in the European country that you arrive in.

Iceland

In order to travel with your pet to Iceland, you will need to complete the following requirements.

  • Apply for an import permit (dog pdf below, cat pdf on website) to the Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority (MAST). Once the application has been approved, MAST will send information on the amount and payment details. When paying, be sure to send a copy of the receipt to [email protected] When MAST receives confirmation of payment, the import permit will be issued. The permit is valid for one year from the date of issue.
  • Your pet must be microchipped.
  • For a complete list of required vaccines and time frames, refer to the MAST website.
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  • Keflavik Airport is the only approved port of entry for pets. The permitted hours for pets at Keflavik are between 5:00am and 5:00pm on the quarantine admission days. For arrival outside these specified hours an application must be sent to MAST one week in advance. If you arrive outside of the designated hours, you will be subject to considerable additional costs payable by the importer in relation to inspection and supervision
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  • At least 5 days before the date of arrival, a copy of the Certificate of Health and Origin for Import of a Dog/Cat must be sent to the Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority. Send a copy by fax: +354 530 4801 or email: [email protected] Make sure that the certificate is fully completed, and that the flight information is clearly stated. You must provide a correct phone number and email on the certificate.
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  • Be sure to bring originals of the import permit, Certificate of Health and Origin, and a Rabies antibody titre test report. The documents must be attached securely (preferably in a waterproof envelope) on the transport crate.
  • Please note that a customs fee is payable on pets purchased within the previous 12 months. For further information on customs fees, please contact Directorate of Customs at [email protected] or tel: +354 569 1750.
  • If there are last minute changes to the arrival time of you and your pet, be sure to notify the Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority and/or the Reykjavík District Veterinary Officer.
  • India

    You are only allowed to bring up to two pets with you to India. If the pet is travelling in the cargo hold, you will need to have a copy of your passport, plane ticket, and airway bill. Below is a list of the additional paperwork needed to enter India with your pets:

    • No Objection Certificate (NOC): These must be obtained from a quarantine center in India 15 days before importation. It’s helpful to hire a local pet relocator agent to assist with the Animal Quarantine and Certification Service
    • Pets must have a health certificate proving that they have been vaccinated against rabies as well as free of Aujeszky’s Disease, distemper, rabies, leishmaniasis and leptospirosis, while cats must be free from rabies and distemper.
    • Pets should also be microchipped

    Indonesia

    In order for you to travel with your pet you must enter through Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta. Indonesia. You will need to complete the following requirements prior to entry: The pet animal imported must be accompanied with Import Permit issued by Directorate General Livestock and Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture of Indonesia, at: Directorate of Animal Health Ministry of Agriculture Jl. Harsono RM No. 3, Ragunan, Jakarta Selatan Gedung C Lantai IX Tel: +62 21 781 0090 Fax: +62 21 781 5783

    • You must have an Animal Health Certificate issued by Authorized Government Veterinarian/Veterinary Service of district of origin or by a licensed Veterinary Practitioner within 5 days of your departure to Indonesia.
    • The pet must have a Rabies Vaccination Certificate issued by Government Veterinarian or licensed Veterinary Practitioner. The vaccination shall have been performed at least 30 days and not more than 1 year prior to travel.
    • Your pet must have been in the country of origin for at least 6 months prior to traveling.
    • The age of the pet animal shall have been 90 days at the time of departure.
    • The pet animal must not be in pregnant and lactation condition.
    The shipment of your pet should be notified to Animal Quarantine Office at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, at least 2 (two) days prior to departure at: Animal Quarantine Offices – Soekarno-Hatta International Airport Gedung Karantina Pertanian Tel: +62 21 550-7931 Fax: +62 21 550-0623 Web: www.karantina.deptan.go.id Email: [email protected]

    Ireland

    If you would like to visit Ireland with your pet you just need to meet the following requirements:

    • An approved airline/pet cargo carrier must be used. A list of the approved airlines/cargo handlers is available at the attached link. (http://www.agriculture.gov.ie/pets/approvedpetcarriersroutes/)
    • Pets may enter Ireland via Dublin Airport only and must be transported by an approved airline which will carry out checks for compliance upon arrival. The Operator of the airline/ cargo company legally must notify the arrival of your pet to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine by email at least 24 hours in advance to [email protected]
    • Pets must be carried as manifested freight.
    • The pet must be identified by a microchip.
    • The animal must be accompanied by a veterinary health certificate to certify that the animal is currently immunized against rabies and dogs must be treated against against Echinococcus multilocularis (tapeworm) not more than 120 hours (5 days) and not less than 24 hours (1 day) prior to scheduled arrival time in Ireland; Evidence that the movement is for non-commercial purposes must be presented to the approved airline in advance (air ticket reservation etc).

    Israel

    If you would like to travel with your pet to Israel, you will need to complete the following requirements.

    • Pets can only be imported into Israel through the following ports of entry: Ben Gurion Airport, Haifa, Ashdod, Eilat Seaport
    • You will need to obtain an import permit from the Ministry of Agriculture, Veterinary Services. An import permit is not required if your pet travels as baggage as long as all other requirements are met.
    • Complete the veterinary health certificate (pdf below) within 10 days of arrival and have it signed by a government veterinarian (USDA if traveling from the US). The health certificate should be dated no more than 1 year and no less than 30 days before your date of arrival into Israel. The health certificate should certify that the animal is free from, and has not been recently exposed to, any dangerous or communicable disease, and that it has been given anti-rabies and other required inoculations.
    • Thirty days after rabies vaccination, a serological test will need to be done by an approved veterinarian and tested at an OIE-approved laboratory, stating the rabies neutralizing antibody titer was equal to or greater than 0.5 IU/ml.
    • Your pet must have a microchip for identification.
    • At least 2 working days prior to departure, you need to fax the health certificate and all other documents to appropriate port of entry.
    Keep in mind, pets cannot be less than 4 months old by the time of arrival into Israel. They also cannot be from a "dangerous breed". See the website for specific breed restrictions.

    Italy

    Cats and dogs can travel from the United States to Italy as long as they meet the following requirements:

    • Your pet must be over three months old.
    • Be sure to get a Health Certificate. This can be obtained from your local veterinarian. Make sure it states your (the owner) Information, the type of pet, and all identification information and vaccinations.
    • A valid rabies vaccine. If the rabies vaccination was the animal's first vaccine then it must wait for 21 days before entering the country. There is no time delay with booster injections; providing there is proof that the booster was administered before the last vaccine had expired.
    • Your pet must be micro-chipped.
    • Make sure your cage or carrier is labeled with your name and contact information for where you are staying in Italy.
    • Once in Italy, an Italian vet can issue an EU Pet Passport if you plan to travel within Europe.

    Jamaica

    Only pets from Great Britain, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Eire are allowed entry into Jamaica. See the website for more details.

    Japan

    Traveling with your pet to Japan can be fun, but you will need to complete the following items before departure.

    • Your pet will only be allowed into Japan if they have a microchip.
    • They must get a rabies vaccination twice or more after the microchip is implanted. The second and booster/additional rabies vaccination needs to be given no more than 31 days apart after the previous vaccination and within the effective period of the previous vaccination. Pets must be at least 91 days old at the time of rabies vaccination.
    • After the second vaccination, blood (serum) sample shall be taken from dogs and cats for blood test (neutralizing antibody titration test against rabies). This needs to be done by a laboratory designated by the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan, which for the United States it is the Kansas State University Rabies Laboratory. Blood sampling should be done on or after the date of second vaccination and within its effective period.
    • Your pet is required to undergo a waiting period of at least 180 days between the date of the blood sampling and the date when you and your pet arrive in Japan. If rabies vaccinations expire prior to arrival, dogs and cats must be revaccinated (given a booster/additional vaccination) before the expiring date of the prior vaccination.
    • Be sure to notify Animal Quarantine Service at the airport in Japan at least 40 days before your arrival that you plan to bring your pet.
    • Lastly, within 48 hours of your departure, your pet will need a health certificate as well as Form A & C below to be filled out by a private veterinarian or a veterinary officer at the USDA.

    Jordan

    It is unknown if there are requirements for entry into Jordan with a pet. Contact the Embassy for more information.

    Kenya

    Traveling with your pet to Kenya can be done, however, there are a few requirements you will need to complete before your departure.

    • You will need to obtain a health certificate from an authorized veterinarian (USDA if in the US) no more than 5 days prior to departure. It must state that your pet is free from clinical symptoms of any contagious or infectious disease.
    • Your pet must also be travel with a valid rabies vaccination certificate stating the type, manufacturer and batch no. of the vaccine; the estimated age of the animal at the time of vaccination; the date of vaccination. If your pet has been vaccinated against rabies less than six months prior to arrival in Kenya, you must also have a certificate signed by a Government Veterinary Officer of the country of origin stating that there has been no case of rabies within 30 miles of the place of origin of the animal within the preceding six months.
    • You must also get a certificate from the Captain of either the plane or ship stating that your pet has not left the craft between the place of boarding and the place of entry into Kenya, and has been isolated from all other animals throughout your travel.

    Kuwait

    If you would like to travel with your pet, you will need to have a licensed veterinarian complete a veterinary certificate stating that the pet is healthy to travel, free of parasites and free of diseases communicable to humans. Kuwait requires that the veterinary certificate be signed and dated not more than 30 days before travel. Your pet needs to be up-to-date on all vaccinations. All pets must be vaccinated against rabies at least 30 days and not more than 12 months prior to travel. You will also need an import permit from the Animal Health department. The permit is valid for (1) month from date of issue. You can contact Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources (Animal Health Department) 473-0867 or fax: 4722417.

    Kyrgyzstan

    If you plan to travel to Krygyzstan keep in mind that pets must be accompanied by a veterinarian health certificate with the seal of the local Board of Health and not be issued over 10 days prior to arrival. Be advised, pets are not permitted in hotels.

    Latvia

    In order to travel with your pet to Latvia, you will need to complete the following requirements.

    • Your pet must be identifiable via a microchip. The microchip needs to be implanted before the pet receives their rabies vaccination. If your pet already has been vaccinated before implantation, the vaccination becomes invalid and will need to be administered again.
    • Pets must be at least 105 days old and must be vaccinated against rabies. You will need to wait 21 days after the vaccination is given to travel to Latvia (the first day is considered Day 0).
    • You will need to obtain a health certificate from a USDA authorized veterinarian (if traveling from the US). The health certificate needs to show proof of the rabies vaccination. Also part of the health certificate is a written statement of the owner or person accompanying the animals, that the animals are not subject to movement that has the purpose of sale or transfer of those goods.
    • There should be a document stating that the animal arrived, either directly or through Latvia from a third country listed in the health certificate.
    Be sure to check with the agency for more information reqarding the required ports of entry and restricted breeds.

    Lebanon

    Traveling with your pet to Lebanon can be done as long as you have two documents. Your pet must have a valid health certificate, issued by a veterinarian in the country of origin. This certificate is to be approved and stamped by an appropriate government authority of that country (USDA if in the US). You will also need proof that your pet has been vaccinated against rabies.

    Lithuania

    In order to travel with your pet to Lithuania, you will need to complete the following requirements.

    • Your pet must be identifiable via a microchip. The microchip needs to be implanted before the pet receives their rabies vaccination. If your pet already has been vaccinated before implantation, the vaccination becomes invalid and will need to be administered again.
    • Pets must be at least 105 days old and must be vaccinated against rabies. You will need to wait 21 days after the vaccination is given to travel to Lithuania (the first day is considered Day 0).
    • You will need to obtain a health certificate from a USDA authorized veterinarian (if traveling from the US). The health certificate needs to show proof of the rabies vaccination. Also part of the health certificate is a written statement of the owner or person accompanying the animals, that the animals are not subject to movement that has the purpose of sale or transfer of those goods.
    • There should be a document stating that the animal arrived, either directly or through Lithuania from a third country listed in the health certificate.
    Be sure to check with the agency for more information reqarding the required ports of entry and restricted breeds.

    Luxembourg

    In order to travel with your pet to Luxembourg, you will need to complete the following requirements.

    • Your pet must be identifiable via a microchip. The microchip needs to be implanted before the pet receives their rabies vaccination. If your pet already has been vaccinated before implantation, the vaccination becomes invalid and will need to be administered again.
    • Pets must be at least 105 days old and must be vaccinated against rabies. You will need to wait 21 days after the vaccination is given to travel to Luxembourg (the first day is considered Day 0).
    • You will need to obtain a health certificate from a USDA authorized veterinarian (if traveling from the US). The health certificate needs to show proof of the rabies vaccination. Also part of the health certificate is a written statement of the owner or person accompanying the animals, that the animals are not subject to movement that has the purpose of sale or transfer of those goods.
    • There should be a document stating that the animal arrived, either directly or through Luxembourg from a third country listed in the health certificate.
    Be sure to check with the Embassy for more information reqarding the required ports of entry and restricted breeds.

    Malaysia

    If you would like to travel with your pet to Malaysia, there are a few requirements you will need to complete before you travel.

    • Pets must be older than 3 months and have a microchip.
    • You will need to obtain a health certificate issued 7 days prior to departure that states that within the 6 months prior, there were no cases of rabies in the country of dispatch and the animal has not been imported to the country of origin
    • You will need to obtain an anti-rabies vaccination certificate
    • Landing permits are required for entry into Malaysia.
    • Email [email protected] for more information regarding iImport permits issued by the Malaysian Department Of Veterinary Services

    Mauritania

    If you plan to travel with your pet to Mauritania, you will need to bring a current rabies vaccination certificate and a health certificate from the country of origin. If your pet is less than 3 months old, they are allowed and do not need to comply with certain health regulations.

    Mexico

    Traveling to Mexico with your pet is easy! You will need the proper paperwork to enter the country, and it is possible that your pet may undergo an inspection upon arrival. All animals crossing the border into Mexico will require the following:

    • Duplicate copies of a health certificate issued by a licensed veterinarian. The health certificate must include the name and address of the owner, physical description of the pet, and it must state that the animal is free of any contagious disease.
    • Vaccinations for rabies and distemper (dates of vaccination must appear on the health certificate).
    • You should start to prepare documentation and inoculations at least one month before visiting Mexico

    Morocco

    Pets traveling to Morocco will need a couple documents prior to departure.

    • Ten days prior to departure, you will need to obtain a veterinarian good health certificate from the country of origin (USDA if in the US).
    • You will also need to get an anti-rabies certificate, issued within the last 6 months.

    Nepal

    If you are traveling with your pet to Nepal, you will need to bring a veterinarian health and rabies certificate for entry.

    Netherlands

    If your pet is traveling with you from the United States to the Netherlands, your pet must meet the following requirements:

    • Your pet must be identified with a microchip.
    • You pet must be vaccinated against rabies after being micro chipped. If it is the first time that your pet gets the rabies vaccination after being micro-chipped, be aware that the rabies vaccination should be given at least 21 days before the pet’s departure date to the Netherlands.
    • Dogs and cats must be at least 15 weeks old in order to travel to the Netherlands.
    • Your pet must also travel with a veterinarian health certificate from an accredited veterinarian. After the certificate has been signed by the veterinarian it is valid for 10 days for entry into the Netherlands
    • A tick treatment or an echinococcus treatment is not required.

    New Caledonia

    Unfortunately, dogs and cats are prohibited from import into New Caledonia.

    New Zealand

    Before traveling to New Zealand, you will need to complete several requirements.

    • Be sure your pet can travel to New Zealand. Brazilian Fila, Dogo Argentino, Japanese Tosa, Perro de Presa Canario, American Pit Bull Terriers, and any hybrid of these breeds is prohibited. Pets who are more than 42 days pregnant are also prohibited.
    • Ensure your pet meets residency requirements. Pets must reside in the country of export for at least 6 months (or since birth) immediately before your departure.
    • You will need to book an MPI-approved quarantine facility for your pet to stay a minimum of 10 days. A confirmation of this booking needs to be sent along with your import permit. For approved facilities, go to http://www.mpi.govt.nz/news-and-resources/resources/registers-and-lists/registered-quarantine-facilities/
    • Once your cat or dog is booked into a quarantine facility you can apply for a permit to import it. This needs to be done at least 6 weeks before your departure.
    • Declare pet medication, if needed. A copy of the veterinarian's prescription must be provided to MPI before or when your pet arrives in New Zealand. If the veterinary medicine is travelling with your pet, include the declaration with your export documents. (included in pdf below) Generally, up to a 3-month supply will be given clearance.
    • You need to notify MPI at least 72 hours before the scheduled arrival time of your cat or dog. The notification should include the your contact information, all travel itinerary information, the animal's species and breed, the country of origin, quarantine facility booking confirmation, and whether you or an authorized representative is traveling with the pet.

    Nicaragua

    It is really quite simple to travel with your pet to Nicaragua. Before you arrive, you will only need a health certificate (preferably issued by the USDA. However, health certificates issued by your local veterinarian showing proof of a recent rabies vaccine and proof of a parasite treatment within the past year is acceptable. When you arrive in Nicaragua, you will need to pay $10USD per pet to a MAGFOR Quarantine Delegate at the Managua International Airport. You will also need to pay an additional $10USD per pet to customs. It is recommended that you ask for assistance from airline personnel to contact the MAGFOR Quarantine Delegate; their office is near the immigration check points. The MAGFOR Quarantine Delegate will require the original form of the certificate and any other documentation you have brought.

    Norway

    Traveling to Norway with your pet can be a breeze, as long as you follow the entry requirements below:

    • You will need to get a health-certificate filled out from your local veterinarian. (pdf below)
    • Be sure your pet has identification. This can be either a microchip or tattoo, as long as the tattoo is readable and given before July 3, 2011. The microchip/transponder must be implanted before the animal is vaccinated against rabies.
    • You must show proof of vaccination against rabies. The first vaccine has to be given at least 21 days ahead of arrival. The animal has to be identified before changes are made to the passport or health certificate.
    • Dogs need to be treated with a medicine containing praziquantel against Echinococcus multilocularis minimum 24 and maximum 120 hours before arrival. Alternatively it is accepted that dogs can be treated every 28th day throughout the year. Before entering Norway the animals on this regime must have been treated twice within 28 days, and the treatment must then continue regularly. Tapeworm treatment has to be documented in the health certificate by a veterinarian.
  • The Norwegian Food Safety Authority( NFSA) has to be notified at least 48 hours prior to arrival.
  • Oman

    You can travel with your pet to Oman if you complete the following requirements.

    • You will need an import license from the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
    • Pets are required to travel with a Government Health Certificate endorsed by the country of origin (valid during the import period)
    • You will also need to provide an Immunization Certificate against rabies. It must include that the immunization was given more than 1 month before departure but less than 6 months.

    Pakistan

    If you plan to travel to Pakistan with your pet, you will only need to complete a few requirements. Upon your arrival, you will need to obtain an import permit from the Office of Imports and Exports Control Organization at the point of entry. A health certificate stating your pet is free of any disease and that a rabies vaccine has been administered is required with your application for the import permit.

    Panama

    If you are bringing pets to Panama, be sure to complete the entry requirements below:

    • You will need to have the Form 7001 filled out and certified by an official U.S.D.A. Veterinary and your pet's veterinary.
    • The Consular Fee is $30.00 per document, payable by money order made out to the Consulate of Panama You must include a Self-addressed prepaid envelope for return of documents.
    • Fill out the Home Quarantine Request. (pdf below) The fee for the Home Quarantine is B/.130.00ºº per pet paid only in cash at Tocumen Airport.
    • Upon arrival at the Tocumen Airport, all documents have to be given to the Veterinary Doctor of the Department of Zoonosis Control.
    • Your pet will be returned to you as long as you provide the required documentation. If you do not provide the required documentation, your pet will be returned back to the country of origin.

    Paraguay

    If you would like to travel to Paraguay with your pet, you will need to obtain a health certificate from an authorized veterinarian and it must be legalized at a Paraguayan consulate in the US. For any other requirements, contact the Embassy.

    Peru

    Traveling with your pet to Peru is easy. Below are the requirements for entry.

    • Pets must travel with a vaccination certificate according to their age. It must specify all products used against parasites
    • You must obtain an official health certificate for export of pets, issued by the official entity of country of origin. (USDA if in the US)
    Be advised, only one pet is allowed entry. Pets in carry-on baggage must be presented to the SENASA office for evaluation (National Service of Agricultural Sanitation).

    Philippines

    If you would like to travel with your pet to the Philippines, you will need to complete the following requirements:

    • Get an import permit from the Philippine Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI). The pdf is located below.
    • Secure a health certificate for each pet from a duly licensed veterinarian or from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The health certificate should be dated within 30 days before your date of arrival in the Philippines. The health certificate should certify that the animal is free from, and has not been recently exposed to, any dangerous or communicable disease, and that it has been given anti-rabies and other required inoculations
    • Submit the health certificate/s for authentication to the Philippine Embassy/Consulate.
    • Enclose self-addressed return envelope, with appropriate stamps for express or priority mail with tracking numbers via US Postal Service, or with pre-paid mailing envelope from private courier of choice, if authenticated health certificate is to be mailed back to sender.
    • Enclose authentication fee of $25 (non-refundable) on money order made payable to "Embassy of the Philippines". Personal checks and credit cards are not accepted.

    Poland

    Traveling to Poland is similiar to traveling to a lot of European countries. Below is the list of requirements necessary for travel.

    • Your pets will need to be identified by either a clearly readable tattoo or by a microchip.
    • You must get the health certificate filled out by an authorized veterinarian before traveling to Poland. (pdf below)
    • Provide proof of valid immunization against rabies.
    • Pets must be vaccinated against rabies at least 21 days before traveling to Poland.
    • You can only enter Poland with a pet if you are the owner or a designated person is responsible for them.
    • You must provide a declaration in writing (.pdf below) stating that the pet travel is not intended for sale or a change of hands.

    Portugal

    In order to travel with your pets to Portugal, you will only need a few things.

    • Your pet will need to have a microchip.
    • You will need an international health certificate. You can get that from your local veterinarian.
    • You will need to provide proof of anti-rabies vaccination (vaccination record or other)
    • Animals are checked in places called Travellers’ Points of Entry (e.g. Airports). You will need to contact the point of entry you plan to travel to and notify them of your arrival at least 48 hours prior. See the attached forms for more info.
    • An entry fee is required following the Veterinary Expert Examination that is carried out at Travellers’ Points of Entry when pets are checked: one animal 30,00 €; two or more animals 50,00 €
    Portugal has additional requirements if your dog is considered a "dangerous" breed. Go to the link provided for more information regarding additional documentation. (http://www.dgv.min-agricultura.pt/portal/page/portal/DGV/genericos?generico=9846601&cboui=9846601)

    Puerto Rico

    The requirements for pets to go to Puerto Rico are simple. Just be sure to have a tag with name of pet and your contact information as well as a rabies quarantine certificate from your local veterinarian stating that the pet has had a rabies shot.

    Qatar

    If you plan to travel to Qatar with your pet, you will first need to complete the following requirements:

    • You will need to obtain an Import Permit prior to departure and it must be accompanied by a governmental veterinary health certificate (USDA if in the US). It must be issued no earlier than 2 weeks prior to the date of arrival.
    • Your pet must be vaccinated against rabies 1 month prior to departure. The Rabies Vaccination Certificate must include full details of the vaccine. Cats and dogs aged less than 4 months are not permitted. Larger or dangerous, aggressive breeds require a special permit from the Ministry of Interior Affairs. All cats and dogs must be registered at the Doha Veterinary Centre within 48 hours.

    Romania

    In order to travel with your pet to Romania, you will need to complete the following requirements.

    • Your pet must be identifiable via a microchip. The microchip needs to be implanted before the pet receives their rabies vaccination. If your pet already has been vaccinated before implantation, the vaccination becomes invalid and will need to be administered again.
    • Pets must be at least 105 days old and must be vaccinated against rabies. You will need to wait 21 days after the vaccination is given to travel to Romania (the first day is considered Day 0).
    • You will need to obtain a health certificate from a USDA authorized veterinarian (if traveling from the US). The health certificate needs to show proof of the rabies vaccination. Also part of the health certificate is a written statement of the owner or person accompanying the animals, that the animals are not subject to movement that has the purpose of sale or transfer of those goods.
    • There should be a document stating that the animal arrived, either directly or through Romania from a third country listed in the health certificate.
    Be sure to check with the National Sanitary Veterinary & Food Safety for more information reqarding the required ports of entry and restricted breeds.

    Saint Kitts and Nevis

    In order to travel with your pet to St. Kitts and Nevis, you will need to complete the following entry requirements.

    • Pets older than 3 months old need to be current on their rabies vaccination.
    • Your pet will need to be microchipped. Be sure the ID number is recorded on all documentation that is submitted.
    • You will need to apply in writing to the Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO) for an import permit. Be sure to include the species, name, age, sex, breed, color or color pattern and microchip number.
    • Submit two laboratory reports with titer results > or = 0.5 I.U./ml from the RABIES/RFFIT/FAVN Laboratory at Kansas State University with your permit application. See the pdf below for more information regarding the testing center.
    • Complete a health certificate issued by the Veterinary Authority or Government Vet of the exporting country within 30 days of the date of arrival (USDA if in the US). The health certificate must have the seal or stamp of the exporting country for international travel and must include a full description of animal including implanted microchip number, records of last rabies vaccinations including name of vaccine, lot/serial number, expiration date and route of administration. This will need to be submitted along with your permit application.
    • Within 72 hours of your arrival into St. Kitts and Nevis, be sure to get a health certificate issued by an accredited veterinarian to keep with you while traveling and be sure to treat your pet with an internal and external parasite treatment.
    • After completion of the blood titer tests, one current RFFIT or FAVN test is required for re-entry.
    Below is a list of fees associated with bringing your pet to St. Kitts and Nevis.
    • Application and Import permit $20USD
    • Airport inspection fee $40USD
    • Confinement inspection fee $80USD
    Please note that the following dogs will not be permitted in St. Kitts and Nevis: Pit Bull Terrier/ Staffordshire Terrier Dogo Argentino Presa Canario Fila Brasileiro Japanese Tosa American Bulldog.

    Saudi Arabia

    If you would like to travel to Saudi Arabia with your pet, they are typically not allowed unless they are traveling for hunting, guarding, and/or guides for the disabled. Pets require an import permit from the Ministry of Agriculture, a veterinary health certificate endorsed by APHIS VS and a "certificate of origin" certified by the Saudi Arabian Embassy. All of these documents should be obtained prior to travel, but the import permit and certificate of origin do not need to be presented to USDA APHIS for endorsement.

    Singapore

    Taking your pet to Singapore can be done in a few steps.

    • You will need to check that your pet can travel to Singapore. The following breeds are permitted from travel to Singapore: Pit Bull, including: American Pit Bull Terrier (also known as American Pit Bull and Pit Bull Terrier), American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Bulldog, Akita, Boerboe, Dogo Argentino, Fila Brasileiro, Neapolitan Mastiff, Tosa, Perro De Presa Canario Crosses of any of the above breeds, 1st to 4th generation Bengal or Savannah cat crosses.
    • Check if your dog or cat is allowed at your intended residence in Singapore. The Housing Development Board allows 1 small breed dog and the Non-Housing Development Board allows up to 3.
    • Your pet must fulfill the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority’s Veterinary conditions (requirements are listed in the pdf below).
    • You must get a Veterinary Health Certificate completed by your personal veterinarian and then endorsed by USDA.
    • Beginning January 1. 2016, you must get a dog license before applying for an Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority’s import license. You can apply for an import license here. The cost of the license is S$50 for normal service and S$100 for expedited service. The license is valid for 30 days. If you are bringing in mixed or cross breed dogs, attach a coloured photo of your dog to your online application, showing the dog’s face and body, so that AVA can verify that it is not a prohibited breed.
    • Singapore Customs requires all pet owners bringing their pets into Singapore to apply for a customs permit via TradeNet for checkpoint clearance. TradeNet can be located here: https://www.tradexchange.gov.sg/tradexchange/default.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=main_tn
    • Inform Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority’s Veterinary's border control office of the arrival date and time before your pet arrives in Singapore. Make an appointment for your pet’s inspection by submitting an online booking request via AVA’s Intelligent Food Approval & Safety Tracking System (iFAST). Submit your request at least 5 days before arrival. Pets arriving for inspections without any prior appointment will be subject to an $80.00 inspection fee. Please be informed that all pets arrival at Tuas Checkpoint can only be on Mondays – Saturdays between 8 to 10 am.

    Sint Maarten

    Traveling with your pet to St. Maarten is quite simple. Below is a list of requirements for entry.

    • Your pet must be at least 13 weeks old, and be transported in a kennel according to IATA regulations.
    • You will need to obtain an international health certificate issued and endorsed by an authorized veterinarian (USDA if in the US). The health certificate should state that your pet has been vaccinated against rabies with 1-3 years (depending on the vaccine) and no less than 30 days prior to departure. The certificate must be in Dutch, English, or accompanied by an official translation.
    • Your pet will need to be microchipped and the ID number recorded on the health certificate.
    • If you are traveling with a dog, it needs to be vaccinated against Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Leptospirosis, and Adenovirus. If you are traveling with a cat, it needs to be vaccinated against Feline Leukemia, Feline Rhinotracheitis, Feline Calcivirus, Feline Panleukopenia and Feline Pneumonitis.
    • Proof of a negative fecal floatation test will be need to insure pets are free of internal parasites. If not, they will need to be treated within 21 days of departure and the treatment is recorded on the health certificate.
    • Pets will need to be free from external parasites (specifically Amblyomma sp. and Boophilus sp.) If your pet is infected, they need to be treated 14 days prior to departure.
    • Your pet must also be free from any observable cutaneous diseases.
    • Upon arrival in St. Maarten, the animals must be presented to a licensed Veterinarian in St. Maarten within 24 hours. A copy of the Veterinary Health Certificate(s) and the permit (pdf below) must be submitted to the Inspections Department TEZVT–LVV, St. Maarten. The permit is valid for 1 entry within 1 month of the date of issue. Be advised that pitbull terrier type dogs and pets from South and Central America (excl. Suriname) are not permitted.

    Slovakia

    In order to travel with your pet to Slovakia, you will need to complete the following requirements.

    • Your pet must be identifiable via a microchip. The microchip needs to be implanted before the pet receives their rabies vaccination. If your pet already has been vaccinated before implantation, the vaccination becomes invalid and will need to be administered again.
    • Pets must be at least 105 days old and must be vaccinated against rabies. You will need to wait 21 days after the vaccination is given to travel to Slovakia (the first day is considered Day 0).
    • You will need to obtain a health certificate from a USDA authorized veterinarian (if traveling from the US). The health certificate needs to show proof of the rabies vaccination. Also part of the health certificate is a written statement of the owner or person accompanying the animals, that the animals are not subject to movement that has the purpose of sale or transfer of those goods.
    • There should be a document stating that the animal arrived, either directly or through Slovakia from a third country listed in the health certificate.
    Be sure to check with the agency for more information reqarding the required ports of entry and restricted breeds.

    Slovenia

    In order to travel with your pet to Slovenia, you will need to complete the following requirements.

    • Your pet must be identifiable via a microchip. The microchip needs to be implanted before the pet receives their rabies vaccination. If your pet already has been vaccinated before implantation, the vaccination becomes invalid and will need to be administered again.
    • Pets must be at least 105 days old and must be vaccinated against rabies. You will need to wait 21 days after the vaccination is given to travel to Slovenia (the first day is considered Day 0).
    • You will need to obtain a health certificate from a USDA authorized veterinarian (if traveling from the US). The health certificate needs to show proof of the rabies vaccination. Also part of the health certificate is a written statement of the owner or person accompanying the animals, that the animals are not subject to movement that has the purpose of sale or transfer of those goods.
    • There should be a document stating that the animal arrived, either directly or through Slovenia from a third country listed in the health certificate.
    Be sure to check with the agency for more information reqarding the required ports of entry and restricted breeds.

    South Africa

    Take note of the following regulations regarding travel with pets into South Africa:

    • Animals must be vaccinated against rabies not less than 30 day and not more than a year before arrival. Puppies and kittens under 12 weeks are covered by the mothers' vaccination, but the same time period requirement applies.
    • An import permit is required for all pets, which must be applied for through the Directorate of Animal Health in South Africa. You must also send a check for ZAR 130.00 made out to the Director-General National Department of Agriculture
    • A Health Clearance certificate is required for both dogs and cats, which calls for an examination by a vet in the home country, and blood tests for dogs.
    • All pets travelling by air must be booked as Manifest Cargo and cannot be brought over in the cabin.

    Spain

    There are three rules when traveling with your pet to Spain. First, pets should be accompanied by their owners or representatives. Second, your pet must be identified with a legible tattoo or microchip, and third, they need to have their animal health certificate. Be sure a copy of the health certificate is also completed in Spanish. Dogs and cats that are less than 3 months old are not allowed entry due to their inability to receive the rabies vaccine. Pets must not travel within 21 days after its first vaccination.

    Sri Lanka

    If you would like to travel to Sri Lanka with your pet, be sure to complete the following entry requirements.

    • Complete and submit an online application form 7 days before you depart online at http://www.daph.gov.lk/web/index.php?option=com_permit&view=application&Itemid=127&lang=en
    • You will need to get an International Veterinary Health Certificate from a Government Veterinary Authority (USDA Veterinarian for pets traveling from the United States). Your pet needs to be found free of any infectious or any contagious diseases at the time of departure, and not in contact with any animal who have shown signs of infection including: Aujeszky's disease, Filariasis, Leptospirosis, Rabies, Canine distemper, Infectious hepatitis, Canine parvo virus infection, and Dermatomycosis for a minimum of 3 months immediately prior to departure.
    • Your pet needs to be identifiable via a microchip.
    • Dog has been kept in the exporting country since birth or for at least 6 months prior to departure to Sri Lanka
    • The country that the pet permanently resides should be rabies free. If not, the origin of the pet is an area free from quarantine restrictions for rabies and not within a radius of 25 km from the nearest known case of rabies for a minimum of 6 months immediately prior to departure.
    • Your pet must show negative test results for Babesiosis, Leishmaniasis, and heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) with (ELISA/PCR//Knott’s) 7 days prior to departure.
    • You will need to show proof of vaccination against rabies, canine distemper, infectious hepatitis, Leptospirosis and Canine parvo virus infection, no less than 21 days and not more than 4 months prior to your departure.
    • Your pet needs to be treated against external parasites within 7 days prior to departure.
    • If you are traveling with a cat, it must be vaccinated against Feline panleucopaenia and Rabies, no less than 30 days and not more than 6 months prior to departure to Sri Lanka.
    • Import permit is issued after a completely filled Application as well as with the above authenticated health certificates as attachments. The permit is valid for 90 days from the date of issue and it is issued free of charge.

    Sweden

    If you would like to travel with your pet to Sweden, it is really simple. You will need the following things:

    • Your pet must be identifiable, with either a micro chip or readable tattoo given before July 3, 2011.
    • The animal must have a valid vaccination against rabies and must travel at least 21 days after primary vaccination against rabies.
    • Your pet must have a veterinary certificate or a passport which can be obtained from your local veterinarian (pdf below).
    • Your pet must have a pet owner statement. (pdf below)
    • The animal should be checked at the Entry Point.
    Keep in mind that if the pet travels within five days before or after your trip, the pet shall also have a copy of your ticket / travel booking.

    Switzerland

    Traveling to Switzerland with your pet is quite easy. Below you can find what you need to bring your furry friend.

    • Your pet must have a microchip or legible tattoo (only if applied before July 3, 2011). Keep in mind, identification must take place before the valid rabies vaccination.
    • Proof of a valid rabies vaccination
    • You will need to obtain a veterinary certificate and complete the owner’s declaration form below.
    • If you enter Switzerland by a direct air route, the animals are inspected by customs authorities at the airport. If the import requirements are not met, the border veterinary service confiscates the animals and orders additional measures. Any costs associated with holding the pet will need to be paid by you.
    Keep in mind, you should ask the local authority in Switzerland either at your holiday destination or, if you are moving, in the place where you plan to live, about special requirements with regard to keeping animals on a leash or using a muzzle. It is also forbidden to import dogs with docked ears or tails into Switzerland. Exceptions are made for short stays (e.g. holidays) in Switzerland. Customs decide whether the criteria for an exception are met.

    Taiwan

    If you plan to travel with your pet, you will need to complete several requirements in advance.

    • Pets need to be at least 3 months old and under 4 weeks pregnant, microchipped, and vaccinated against rabies at least 30 days (but no more than 1 year) prior to your departure.
    • You will need to obtain a blood sample at least 180 days (but no more than 1 year) prior to your departure, and have it sent to approved laboratories for the neutralization antibody titration test for rabies antibody. The results need to show at least 0.5 IU/ml.
    You will need to apply for an import permit (pdf below) and make a reservation at the quarantine space from animal quarantine authority at the port of entry (BAPHIQ) at least 20 days prior to your departure. Below is a list of documents you will need to provide.
    • Veterinary certificate stating a rabies vaccination has been given.
    • Your personal Identification
    • The completed report from the rabies neutralization antibody titer test.
    • You will need to obtain a veterinary health certificate from the USDA (if in the US). Be sure it includes the breed, sex, age, and microchip number of the dog or cat; the date of vaccination against rabies, no sign of rabies upon inspection, the results of the the rabies neutralization antibody titer test, date of sampling and name of laboratory and either the series number of the import permit or a copy of the import permit.
    Be advised that pets are transshipped or from Bangladesh are prohibited. Also, due to the special restrictions of trade between Taiwan and China, pets require a special permit for entry. Contact the American Institute in Taiwan for more information.

    Thailand

    There are a few documents that you will need to bring in order to travel with your pet to Thailand.

    • They will need a health certificate issued by a USDA accredited veterinarian. This certificate is valid for 10 days from the date of issuance.
    • You must bring a proof of vaccination showing Rabies, Leptospirosis, Distemper, Hepatitis, and Parvovirus vaccines for dogs. Keep in mind, the Leptospirosis test must be done within 30 days of departure and must show negative results. Rabies and Feline Panleukopenia Virus for cats.
    • A copy of your passport
    • Pets must also be at least 4 months old
    Pit Bull Terrier or American Staffordshire Terriers are prohibited from entry into Thailand.

    Trinidad and Tobago

    In order for you to travel with your pet to Trinidad and Tobago, first you will need to apply for an import permit. Application forms can be obtained from the Animal Production and Health Division. One form of valid identification is to be presented (passport, ID card or driver's permit) upon application along with the letter of authorization (if applicable). You will need to apply for a health certificate from the USDA (for US travellers). Lastly, be sure to contact the Veterinary Office to provide flight/landing information 28 to 48 hours in advance of your arrival.

    Tunisia

    Before traveling with your pet to Tunisia, you will need to get a certificate of health from veterinary authorities in the country of departure. It must state your pet was not exposed to any contagious diseases at its original home for 6 weeks before shipment. You will also need a rabies vaccination certificate issued between 1 and 6 months prior to arrival Tunisia does not allow the following breeds: Boerboel, Pitbull, Rottweiler and Tosa.

    Turkey

    Traveling with your pet to Turkey is very simple, below is a list of the entry requirements.

    • Pets have to be 3 months and older.
    • A “United States Interstate and International Certificate of Health Examination for Small Animals” (pdf below). You will need to have this issued no more than 15 days before arrival.
    • A rabies vaccination certificate, which must be, issued not later than 15 days prior to the entry.
    If above documents are given by a accredited veterinarian OR if they are approved by U.S. Department of Agriculture accepted by Turkish authorities, it is not necessary that the documents be legalized by the Turkish Embassy’s Consular Section or a Turkish Consulate General.

    Turks and Caicos

    If you would like to travel to Turks and Caicos with your pet, it is really quite simple. All you need to get it is listed below.

    • A valid veterinary certificate from your country of origin. If this document is not in English, it must be translated and notarized.
    • Complete the import application (pdf below). It must be submitted and approved at least one week prior to travel.
    • A fee of $50 to be paid upon arrival in Turks and Caicos (per animal).
    The following breeds are prohibited from entry into the islands: Akita, Any breed of Bulldog, Any breed of Mastiff, American Staffordshire Terrier, the Pit Bull Terrier, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier and a mixed-breed dog which has any Pit Bull lineage, Bandog, Beauceron, Canary dog, or Presa Canario, Doberman Pinscher, Dogo Argentino, Fila Brazilliero, Japanese Tosa, Jindo, Kuvasz, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Roman Fighting Dog Rottweiler, South African Boerboel, and a dog which appears to have been bred for fighting.

    United Arab Emirates

    If you plan to travel the the UAE with your pet, you will need to complete this list of entry requirements.

    • Complete the Import permit prior to travel, issued through the MOEW web site. (http://www.moew.gov.ae/en/our-services/animal-wealth/permits/import-permit-pets.aspx)
    • Complete the Release for Pets form located on the MOEW web site. (http://www.moew.gov.ae/en/our-services/animal-wealth/permits/release-of-pets.aspx)
    • Your pet has to be shipped in manifested cargo as per IATA regulations, Check the IATA conditions for carrying pets (http://www.iata.org).
    • You will need to get an original vaccination card or animal passport that includes pet microchip, date of birth, validity of treatments, Rabies vaccination and other vaccinations records (dates, manufacturer, batch No.,vacc. stickers…etc.). For a list of all the vaccinations needed for travel, click on the .pdf below.
    • You must have a valid original official health certificate from the exporting country illustrates pet identification Microchip and that the animal has been examined and is healthy. This can be obtained my your local veterinarian.
    • Your pet will need an original certificate for Rabies Serum Neutralization test (RSNT) conducted within the 90 days prior to travel showing a minimum titer of 0.5IU/ml or above.
    There are fees for your pet to travel to the United Arab Emirates. The Import permit fee of 500 Dhs for one pet (cat or dog), the Inspection fee of 500 Dhs for each cat upon entry and 1000 Dhs for each dog. Payments can be paid by E-Dirham, MASTER or VISA card. Be aware, the UAE does prohibit the following breeds of dogs: All Kinds Pit Bull, Japanese Tosa (TosaInu; Tosa Fighting Dog), Argentinian Fighting Dog (DogoArgentino; Argentinian Mastiff), Brazilian Fighting Dog (Fila Brasileino; Brazilian Mastiff), Wolf Dog Hybrid (Any dog mixed with a wolf), American Staffordshire terrier.

    United Kingdom

    Traveling to the UK with your pet is easier than ever before! Just make sure you follow the steps below in the listed order and have all paperwork on hand when traveling to the UK.

    • Your pet must be microchipped first before any additional vaccinations.
    • Your pet must be vaccinated against rabies after being microchipped and no less than 21 days prior to your entry into the UK.
    • Obtain an official third country veterinary certificate. Contact your local USDA accredited veterinarian to obtain the APHIS 7001 Health Certificate.
    • Tapeworm treatment must be administered by a vet not less than 24 hours and not more than 120 hours (1-5 days) before its scheduled arrival time in the UK.
    • Confirm pet travel arrangements.

    United States

    The US Center for Disease Control (CDC) governs the importation of dogs, cats, turtles, monkeys, other animals, and animal products capable of causing human disease. Requirements for the importation of the most common pets are described below. Pets taken out of the United States are subject upon return, to the same regulations as those entering for the first time. The CDC does not require general certificates of health for pets for entry into the United States. However, health certificates may be required for entry into some states, or may be required by airlines for pets. You should check with officials in your destination state and with your airline prior to the travel date. Dogs are subject to inspection at ports of entry and may be denied entry into the United States if they have evidence of an infectious disease that can be transmitted to humans. If a dog appears to be ill, further examination by a licensed veterinarian at the owner's expense might be required at the port of entry. Proof of rabies vaccination: Dogs must have a certficate showing they have been vaccinated against rabies at least 30 days prior to entry in the United States. These requirements apply to both pets and service animals. Importation of Dogs from Rabies-Free Countries: Unvaccinated dogs may be imported without proof of a rabies vaccination if they have been located in a country that's free of rabies for at least six months. Following importation, all dogs are subject to state and and local vaccination or health certificate requirements. All pet dogs arriving in the state of Hawaii and the territory of Guam, even from the US mainland, are subject to locally imposed quarantine regulations. Importation of Dogs for Commrcial/Breeding Purposes: There are no seperate CDC regulations for dogs to be used for commercial purposes, rather than as pets. When importing puppies, the importer is responsible for maintaining quarantine according to the vaccination and confinement agreement signed at the time of importation.

    Uruguay

    Traveling with your pet to Uruguay can be done, as long as you complete the following entry requirements. These requirements apply to animals traveling with a passenger or animals traveling by cargo.

    • Your pet must have a USDA endorsed health certificate and proof of rabies vaccination and Praziquantel treatment (the Praziquantel treatment is for dogs only). It must include the name and address of the owner and the breed, sex, birth date, size (ie: small, medium or large) and any particular markings of the animal, country of origin and destination. The health certificate must state that the animal was examined within (10) days of departure and present no clinical signs of diseases associated with that species.
    • A rabies vaccination is required for all dogs and cats over three months of age. It must be given more than (30) days before the arrival date into Uruguay. If your pet has received at least one rabies vaccine, but the vaccine is expired at the time of travel, Uruguay animal health authorities can issue a waiver only if requested by APHIS, and the vaccine will be given upon arrival into Uruuay. Some restrictions will apply.
    • The Praziquantel treatment must be give more than (72) hours and less than (30) days before the arrival date into Uruguay. All dogs entering Uruguay must be treated for the tapeworm Echinococcus granulosus with Praziquantel, at 50 mg per 10 kg of live weight.
    Be advised that the Government of Uruguay has additional requirements for countries that are affected with African horse sickness or Rift Valley fever. If your animal is traveling to Uruguay from a country other than the United States, please contact them for further information.

    US Virgin Islands

    Traveling to the U.S Virgin Islands with your pet is very easy! Pets just need to have an official health certificate stating that they did not originate from an area quarantined for rabies. Your pet must have been vaccinated for rabies within 6 months prior to the date of travel except those pets less than 12 weeks old. The certificate of vaccination for rabies must be attached to the official health certificate. No import permit is required.

    Venezuela

    Within two weeks before your departure to Venezuela, your pet must obtain a health certificate (pdf below) issued by a licensed veterinarian. The health certificate needs to include that the pet was examined and found to be healthy and free of any clinical signs of infectious and parasitic disease. If your pet is older than 4 months, you must show on the health certificate that your pet was vaccinated against rabies no more than 1 year prior to the date of departure. The date of immunization and the name of the product used must be indicated. If you are traveling with a dog, they need vaccination for distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvovirus and para-influenza virus. If you are traveling with a cat, they need vaccination for rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and pneumonitis. Be sure to carry a copy of the health certificate along with a copy of all vaccinations with you on your trip to Venezuela.

    Vietnam

    Traveling with your pet to Vietnam is quite simple. You will need a current health certificate as well as a current rabies certificate.