Pet Travel Requirements
*THIS IS A VERY BASIC REFERENCE GUIDE ONLY – MAKE SURE YOU RESEARCH THE COUNTRY YOU ARE TRAVELLING TO AND MEET ALL THE NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS*
Every country has different requirements and it is important to check with the Department of Agriculture to check the specific requirements of the country (or countries) you will be travelling to (or through!).
Allow yourself sufficient time to ensure all required vaccinations and test to be carried out. Do not leave anything until the last minute!
- RESEARCH: Contact the destination country for specific entry requirements
- MICROCHIP: Regardless of the country EVERY single dog, cat and ferret travelling in or out of any country requires a microchip. It is also important to make sure the details of the microchip are registered to the owner and all details match the passport.
- PASSPORT: Official travel document to cross any port/border. Must be issued by a licensed Veterinary Surgeon, signed and stamped by the issuing Vet.
- RABIES VACCINATION: Must be given MORE than 21 days before intended date of travel. Do not leave until the very last day! This vaccination lasts for 1-3 years (depending on destination and manufacturer guidelines) so should be done in plenty of time. This will give you some breathing room for blood titre tests, possible vaccination delays etc. Some countries require a blood titre test after vaccination to ensure your pet is fully covered.
- PRE-TRAVEL CHECK: Full clinical examination carried out by licensed Veterinarian as close as possible to the travel date or time (some countries have specific time requirements)