International Pet Travel Country Questions

Pet Passport for International TravelTraveling internationally with a pet? Have questions about country requirements for entering with a pet?

  • Will my pet be quarantined?
  • What vaccinations does my pet need?
  • Will my pet need a passport?

Post your questions here and we will respond within 24 hours. You can also find information on international pet travel here: international pet travel


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International Pet Travel Country Questions — 856 Comments

  1. Aiham – we do not customs clear pets in Turkey and we do not have an answer to your question. Best to contact an agent in Turkey with your inquiry. You can search for one at IPATA.org.
    Susan

  2. Vinicius – if your puppy’s passport was issued in Russia, it will not be accepted for travel within the EU. You will need to visit an EU veterinarian and get an EU Pet Passport. With that, you can travel within the EU and also the UK.
    Susan

  3. Anne – you can find requirments to import a kitten to India here: https://www.pettravel.com/immigration/india.cfm. Regulations state that live animals can only be imported to New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad or Kolkata. As for your question, we are not aware of airport regulations for Kerala; however, Air India transports pets in the cabin and you could contact them to inquire if their policies allow for in-cabin import. Best to arrive at a large international airport and clear customs, then proceed onward. You will need an agent in India to procure the Notice of No Objection for you. A family member or a representative can do this as well. The applicant must file the request in person. We do not have offices in India but you can search for an agent at IPATA.org.
    Susan

  4. Hi, me and my family are planning to travel permanently with our cat from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Istanbul, Turkey. We seem to follow all the regulations except the rabies titer test as it is too expensive. What are we going to face once we arrive at the airport? Will our poor cat be quarantined? And how long do they quarantine it for? I would really appreciate an answer to this as I’m very worried.

    Thanks.

  5. Hi there,

    Earlier this year we have imported a puppy from Russia to Germany. Microchip and vaccination were carried out by the breeder in Russia prior to the export, and all is registered in an “international pet passport”, which contains exactly the same info of the EU pet passport, although not being one. While the rules to travel outside the EU seem quite clear, I could not find much info about the validity of this passport if I want to travel to other EU countries. Would the passport suffice or the dog would need to undergo clinical checks/get a health certificate before we travel within the EU? Any advice is much appreciated.
    Thanks!

  6. Hello,
    We want to take our kitten (will be 5 months old by then) to kerala, India. I have some doubts
    1) I read that in cochin airport pets are not allowed but ht showed 2018.. So I am still confused if thats the truth
    2)is there any other option to bring my pet to kerala (from saudi) we are going exit and won’t be returning back so this is a one way thing
    3) What do you recommend ?
    Thank you for your time
    Anne Zara

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