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Please Note:  The information below has been gathered to address the export of dogs and cats from the United States. Additional documentation or veterinary work may be required when beginning your pet’s travel itinerary for transport to another country. If you are you just getting started we have a list to help.

General International Pet Transport Requirements

Airline Manifest Cargo Pet Policies
Pets Allowed: All warm blooded mammals and birds, reptiles, fish and insects. Age: Pets must be at least 16 weeks old, weaned and vaccinated (some countries or states require microchip) for domestic or international travel. Check-In. Breed Restrictions. Temperature Restrictions. Pet Form Requirements. Crate Requirements.

When transporting pets internationally you will need to comply with all country of import requirements.
For specific questions concerning your destination country’s information, please feel free to call us to speak with a pet transport specialist or take a look at our general international pet travel requirements.

People also ask

How much does it cost to ship a pet internationally?

Professional pet shipping costs from $250 to $1,200, depending on the pet’s size, temperament and services requested. We Move Pets specializes in ground shipping within the continental U.S., with drivers transporting pets in vans. Our service costs start at $250.

How much does it cost to fly a dog?

The average cost to ship a dog within 300 miles by air is $175 to $350. For longer distance shipments, the average cost is $375 to over $700. Contact us to find your exact cost-to-ship, and for more specific details on dog shipping.

Can you ship pets internationally?

International pet shipping can can be a complicated process. Pet air transportation can be tough and stressful for both you and your pet. There are some countries that do not allow certain animals to enter the country, or your pet may need to be placed in an extended quarantine period. Please contact us for a free pet relocation estimate.

Does the military pay to ship pets?

DoD regulations permit for a maximum of two pets per family (dogs and cats only) to travel with their owners on Air Mobility Command (AMC) flights. A 14-day travel window is required. The pet is limited to a total of 99 pounds (including carrier). The cost is $80 per pet up to 70 pounds, paid at the owner’s expense. Pets between 71 and 99 pounds cost $160 per pet. Waivers are required to transit more than two pets. There are no travel entitlements for pet transportation or pet preparation for travel. For more information and help with pets and the general moving process,  please contact us.

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Questions About Pet Travel?

Find out what’s true, what’s not, and how to plan a safe trip for your furry family member.


If you’re still in the pre-planning phase and just want to explore, here are a few resources to check out:

Please call us in Los Angeles at 1-310-849-2219 or International pet bookings dial +1-844-PETS-FLY