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Flying with Pets: Guidelines, Costs & Tips

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Necessary Documents and Vaccinations for Your Pet Before the Flight

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You need the following documents:

  • Veterinary health certificate;
  • Pet passport.

Additionally, you must ensure the following procedures are done:

  • Microchipping (The chip must comply with the SO11784 or SO11785 standards);
  • Tick treatment;
  • Vaccinations;
  • Deworming;
  • In some cases, you will also need a certificate confirming that your pet is not of breeding value and a certificate determining the antibodies to the rabies virus in the animal’s blood (for entry into Europe, Israel, Japan, and some Arab countries). Please note that obtaining the latter certificate may take around 14 working days or sometimes longer. It can be received from registered canine organizations.

All the procedures and information are recorded in the veterinary passport. Ensure all these are done no later than a month before your flight. Additionally, remember that certain dog breeds are not allowed in some countries. For example, you cannot fly to Germany with fighting dog breeds such as pit bulls, bull terriers, and American Staffordshire terriers.

Note! The microchip should be implanted no less than three months before departure.

How Your Pet Will Fly: In the Cabin or the Cargo Hold

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Cost of Pet Transportation on the Plane

Cost of Pet Transportation on the Plane

Step-by-Step Guide: Where to Go at the Airport with Your Pet

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Preparing Your Pet for the Flight

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  • Make sure to have an adequate drinking water supply – dehydration occurs faster on the plane than on the ground.
  • Feed your pet a light meal two hours before departure.
  • Don’t forget to take your pet for a walk before leaving.
  • Ensure that your beloved companion has sufficient airflow in their carrier or crate to avoid discomfort during the journey.

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