Step-by-Step Instructions and Forms for Pet Travel from the US to Europe, South America and Asia.
Including: How to Get a Pet Health Certificate from the US to Fly with Pets Anywhere
What is a Pet Health Certificate or Pet Passport?
A Pet Health certificate and for some countries, a Pet Passport, is an official document issued and often endorsed by USDA/APHIS, through your Veterinarian certifying that your Pet is fit to travel including vaccination, Rabies & Titer tests, Microchip, age, breed and health conditions required to travel with pets. Many Airlines require a Certificate to be issued within 5 to 14 days prior to travel.
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Documents Needed for Moving or Flying with Pets Internationally
- Microchip Certificate
- Rabies Vaccination Certificate
- Health Certificate. For International Pet Travel, you may need more than 1 Health Certificate–Some transit countries require their own Certificates.
- Rabies Titer Test results
- Parasite Treatment certificate—Often Deworming
- This is just a guide on what is required, please check the requirements for your specific airline and destination country at our page: Pet Passports and Pet Health Certificates.
Do I Need a Pet Health Certificate to Fly with My Pet?
Yes, Pet Health Certificate requirements are set by the destination country and airline to fly with Pets. Requirements: Vaccinations, Rabies & Titer test, Microchip, Medications, Parasite Treatments, Age and Breed. Pet Health Certificates often are issued 10-14 days prior to entry and must be endorsed by the USDA and APHIS through your Veterinarian.
HOW TO GET A PET PASSPORT:
- 1. Microchip is mandatory including documented inoculations,
- 2. A Rabies vaccination at least 21 days before travel,
- A Health Certificate by an accredited USDA Veterinarian,
- Submit the completed Health Certificate to APHIS for approval within 10 days of entry to destination,
- 5. This allows your pet to travel up to 4 months from the issue date.