Take a Pet From One U.S. State or Territory to Another (Interstate)

Last Modified: March 29, 2024
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When you travel with a pet, your destination State or Territory may have animal health requirements, such as obtaining a health certificate, updating vaccinations, diagnostic testing, or administering treatments. As soon as you know your travel details, contact your local veterinarian to help with the pet travel process.

Find U.S. State and Territory Requirements

APHIS doesn't regulate the interstate movement of pets. Domestic movement requirements are set by the receiving State or Territory.

Contact the State animal health official in your destination State or Territory if you have questions or need clarification on any of the requirements.