APHIS Pet Travel

APHIS Pet Travel

What is a Pet?

When travelling with your pet(s), there may be animal health requirements specific for that destination. As soon as you know your travel details, contact your local veterinarian to assist with the pet travel process. Factors to consider may include meeting time frames for obtaining a health certificate, updating vaccinations, diagnostic testing, or administration of medications/ treatments.

Take your pet from the United States to a foreign country (Export)

Your destination country may have specific health requirements that must be met before your pet can enter the country. Since export requirements are determined by each country and can change frequently, every time you plan pet travel you will need to verify the export requirements.  Select your destination country from drop-down menu below to view their current pet travel health requirements:

Choose your destination country.

(If your country is not listed, click here.)

Bring your pet into the United States from a foreign country (Import)

Animals entering the U.S. may be subject to regulation by USDA APHIS as well as other federal agencies.  Depending on your destination state, your pet may need to also meet additional health requirements.

Choose an animal.

If the type of animal you are traveling with is not listed, click here.

Travel with your pet state to state (Interstate)

To learn the requirements for moving your pet from your current location to another U.S. state, please select your destination state from the list below.  If you have questions, direct them to the State Veterinarian’s office in your destination state.

Choose your destination state.


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