What is a Travel Health Certificate?

Before embarking on a journey with your beloved pet, it’s essential to understand the significance of a Travel Health Certificate. This crucial document attests to your pet’s overall health, confirming they are fit for travel, whether you’re planning a domestic excursion or an international adventure.

What Do I Need to Do to Make Travel Plans for My Pet?

Planning a trip with your pet involves specific steps, depending on whether you’re traveling domestically or internationally.

Domestic Travel:

  • Ensure your pet’s vaccinations are up to date.
  • Maintain accurate microchip information.
  • Provide your current address and phone number.
  • Share the destination’s address and contact details with us.

What else should I know?

International Travel:

  • Visit the USDA APHIS Pet Travel website and select your destination country.
  • Familiarize yourself with the requirements for your chosen country.
  • Typically, international travel necessitates a Health Certificate examination within ten days of departure.
  • In some cases, a USDA official endorsement may be required, so check with your local USDA Endorsement Office for details.
  • Be aware that certain countries may have extensive pre-travel preparation requirements, so plan ahead to avoid complications.
  • Non-compliance with destination country criteria could lead to entry denial or pet quarantine.