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

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. Please note that airlines may have separate and additional requirements. Check with your airline to determine what requirements they may have, if any.

The process for taking a pet bird or other exotic animal out of the United States may involve multiple agencies including USDA APHIS Veterinary Services (VS), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). It is critical that you meet ALL requirements for each of these agencies prior to export.

Airlines and shipping lines establish their own policies to transport pets in addition to the requirements of the federal, state, and local governments. Check with your airline or ship representative to determine what requirements they may have.

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.)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

♦ It is the responsibility of the pet owner to make sure their pet has met the requirements of the destination country.

♦ Failure to meet the requirements may result in problems gaining certificate endorsement or difficulties upon arrival in the destination country.

♦ Health certificates must be legible, accurate, and complete.

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