Valid Health Certificate: Obtain a health certificate from a licensed veterinarian stating that your pet is in good health and fit for travel. The certificate must be issued within a specified time frame before departure, usually within 10 days.
Vaccination Records: Ensure your pet is up-to-date on all required vaccinations, such as rabies. The vaccination records should be included in the health certificate.
Microchipping: Some countries require pets to be microchipped with an ISO-compliant microchip (ISO standard 11784 and 11785) for identification purposes.
Import Permit: Depending on the destination country, you may need to apply for an import permit to bring your pet into the country.
Quarantine Requirements: Research and understand the quarantine requirements for your destination country. Some countries may require a quarantine period upon arrival.
Country-Specific Regulations: Familiarize yourself with the specific pet import regulations for your destination country, as requirements may vary.
Airline Policies: Review your chosen airline's pet policies, including restrictions on transporting pets as excess baggage, cargo, or in-cabin.
Pet Carrier: Purchase an approved pet carrier that meets airline and International Air Transport Association (IATA) guidelines, ensuring your pet's comfort and safety during travel.
Customs Declaration: Complete any necessary customs declaration forms for importing a pet into your destination country.