A well planned move with your pet is much less stressful for everyone involved. Here are some quick tips and useful links when travelling with pets:
When booking your temporary furnished accommodations, ensure to inform your Corporate Housing Specialist at the time of your inquiry that you are travelling with a pet.
It is most important even prior to making any transportation arrangements that you confirm with the country of origin of any restrictions or requirements needed to import your pet. Some countries do not permit any pets from being transported into the country at all and others may require animals to be put into quarantine for a lengthy period of time before release.
It is the shipper’s responsibility to verify if there are any shipping restrictions for the country of origin or destination. This information can be found on the customs website of most countries. Most airlines require a health certificate for any animal they are transporting, whether in the cabin or as an unaccompanied shipment. Health certificate is delivered by your veterinarian and stipulates that the animal is healthy and fit to fly.
IATA (International Air Trasnport Association): Detailed information on the transportation of your cat or dog by air is available on the Traveler’s Pet Corner
Pet Travel: Difference between Cabin & Cargo Travel
Every country has its own requirements for vaccinations, quarantine and importing requirements. If traveling to a different country, ensure that you confirm ahead of time of any regulations or restrictions.
Just as with people traveling to different countries, ensure that you have your pet vaccinated not only with the required vaccines, but within the time frame required. Speak with your veterinarian in regards to other possible vaccines they may be recommended depending on the country you are moving to.
Due to time constraints, difficulty assessing all the countries requirements and/or to ensure the least stressful travel for your pet, you may consider a pet travel service. Services that can be provided include and are not limited to Canada Customs Clearance, Collection of pets at arrival, Transfer and/or onward travel by air, Boarding if you require some additional time before receiving your pet and Delivery to your door.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency-Domestic dogs and cats entering Canada do not have to be quarantined.
Requirements and regulations normally differ from country to country and can change with little notice. Please ensure to visit the links above to obtain the most updated information.
Disclaimer: The information contained above has been prepared and/or compiled by Reliant Worldwide Inc. drawn by sources deemed to be reliable. However, Reliant Worldwide Inc. does not assume any responsibility or liability for the accuracy or completeness of the information above or contained in the links provided.