Getting started with international pet shipping is easy with Pet-Express. Your first step is to speak to one of our dedicated Pet Travel Consultants
. They can help you structure a customized pet travel program, from advice and move coordination to organising comfort stopovers and customs clearance. Our programs will bring you peace of mind that your pet will arrive safely and happy. And we’re here to help you every step of the way.
Of course, you’ll want to understand whether your destination country will allow you to bring in your pet. Every country has different import requirements, so start by doing a little research to find out more about the process for bringing your pet along. Of course, we can help you with this as well!
Yes, pets are permitted to fly on many international flights, though there may be limits to how and when. When flying abroad, small dogs may also be able to fly in the cabin if they can fit in a travel carrier under the seat. However, this is often limited to flights of less than eight hours. And some countries won’t permit it at all, instead requiring all animals to fly in the cargo hold.
Bigger animals, or those airlines that don’t permit in-cabin pets, will fly in the cargo hold in an airline-approved pet carrier or kennel. This is generally very safe for your pet.
Prior to COVID-19 most international airlines would transport pets. However, since March 2020, many of these airlines face restricted services and have suspended or cut back on their pet programs. We are still working with some wonderful airlines, however. And we’re constantly reviewing the services offered to stay informed of what we can do for you. Though it may take a little longer, we work hard to get your beautiful pet exactly where it needs to be.
The airlines that we work with include:
- Air Canada
- Air NZ
- Air India
- Air France
- British Airways United
- Swiss International Airlines
- Turkish Airlines
- TAP Air Portugal
- Aer Lingus
- Japan Airlines
- Copa Airlines
- And many more!
There are many moving pieces and varying costs involved when it comes to transporting your dog internationally. Because of this, it’s difficult to give a generalized dollar amount. However, we’ve put together a comprehensive list of the costs that you are likely to face with international pet shipping here
. This will give you a bit of insight into the costs you will need to consider.
If you’d like a customized travel quotation, reach out to one of our Pet Travel Consultants who are more than happy to help.
As with any pet, it’s extremely difficult to generalize the costs associated with transporting a cat internationally. However, we have put together a comprehensive list of costs that you are likely to face with any international pet transport. You can read that here
. This will give you a good idea of the costs you will face to bring your cat overseas.
If you’d like a customised travel quote, just reach out to one of our Pet Travel Consultants who can certainly provide that to you.
There are many countries that do not require your pet to be quarantined from arriving overseas (unless they are deemed to be unwell). This includes the United States, most countries in Europe and most countries in South America. The countries that do require quarantine are:
- Hong Kong
- New Caledonia
- New Zealand
If you are looking to relocate your pet to one of the countries listed above, get in touch. We can help you manage quarantine requirements to make it as easy and quick as possible.
When it comes to international pet transport, safety is always the top concern for you and
for us. So, we take it very seriously when we say that cargo travel is a safe option for your pet. And we ensure that every necessary precaution is taken to keep your pet safe and well during its travels.
To do this, we always choose the best airline with the best reputation that services your new location. We ensure the cargo area is pressure and temperature controlled. And we speak to your vet about any health concerns and to make sure your pet is in tip top condition for their flight.