Pet Travel: Unknown Requirements

Last Modified: July 02, 2024

For pet travel requirements not listed, APHIS has not been officially informed by the foreign country about the requirements for your pet’s travel. We recommend you contact animal health officials from the country you are traveling to for more information.

Unable To Obtain Information?

If you are unable to obtain information about pet travel requirements from the country you are traveling to, APHIS recommends your pet travel with a health certificate (for example, APHIS Form 7001) issued by your veterinarian. Although it may not be required, it is highly suggested that the health certificate be issued by a USDA-accredited veterinarian and endorsed by APHIS. For dogs, cats, and ferrets traveling, it is also recommended that you have proof of current rabies vaccination.

Important Travel Considerations

If you are transiting (passing through) the European Union:

If your pet is traveling through (transiting) a country in the European Union (EU) on the way to a third, non-EU country, you will also need a transit health certificate for your pet for the EU. The transit health certificate will be the same as if your pet’s final destination was the EU country. Use the information above to determine which health certificate should be used. View a list of EU countries.

Considerations for airline travel:

Airlines and shipping lines have their own policies and requirements for transporting pets. Check with your airline or shipping representative to determine what requirements they may have.

View additional information for pet owners, airlines, and others about APHIS endorsement of international health certificates

Will you be returning to the United States with your pet?

View the Requirements

ALERT: Read the CDC Notice of Temporary Suspension of Dogs Entering the United States From Countries Classified as High Risk for Dog Rabies

Information for Accredited Veterinarians

"Green Banner" countries with otherwise unknown requirements:

  • Azerbaijan
  • Benin
  • Guyana
  • Liberia
  • Montenegro
  • Paraguay
  • Tajikstan

"Orange Banner" countries with otherwise unknown requirements:

  • Bahrain
  • Bonaire
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Cuba
  • Falkland Islands
  • French Polynesia
  • Haiti
  • Jordan
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • New Caledonia

Learn More

For more information about the color-coded "banners" for destination countries, visit Veterinary Export Health Certification System (VEHCS) Help.