Review the lists below and be sure you have the information handy prior to your departure.
General Pet Travel
- Current Rabies Certificate
- Microchip number, license number, travel ID, photo of your pet
- Copy of medical records
- Medications-Flea Control
- Regular Diet (may not be available at your destination)
- Pet carrier/Bed and Toys
Additional information can be found at PetFlight.
Air Travel Within the United States
- Exam within 10-30 days depending on Airline regulations
- All Health Certificates are signed and dated the day the pet is examined and cannot be pre or post dated
- Review the airline requirements:
Additional airlines can be found at PetFlight.
Domestic Health Certificate Requirements
- Current address
- Address of your destination
- Previous Rabies certificate if Rabies vaccine has been given elsewhere (manufacturer and serial number required)
- If previous Rabies information is insufficient, another Rabies vaccine may need to be given
Foreign Export and Hawaii Travel
- Traveling with your pet can be a lengthy process. Regulations change frequently and will vary from country to country. If you are planning a trip or move in the near future, contact the appropriate sources for the current regulations.
- Lee Atwood: Atwood Pet Transport (export expert)
- USDA (360)753-9430
- Foreign Consulate of the country you are traveling or exporting to.
General Requirements to Review
- All appointments made with the same DVM
- All vaccines and protocols must be dated the day of the service performed. Most Rabies vaccines must be administered more than 30 days from export date, but less than 12 months
- Avid Iso, International microchip or HomeAgain chip are likely required