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We are delighted to offer import handling services at the following major Canadian Airports: Vancouver International, Calgary International, Toronto Pearson International, and Edmonton International.

We can provide the following pet arrival services:

  • Canada customs clearance
  • Collection upon arrival
  • Transfer and/or onward travel by air
  • Boarding (if you require additional time before receiving your pet)
  • Delivery to your door


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Jurisdiction entry requirements for dogs and cats can change without notice. However, we generally recommend the following to mitigate unforeseen costs and delays when travelling, including within North America:

  • Plan ahead; look into requirements for the country you are planning to travel to with your pet at least one year before your anticipated travel date.
  • Ensure your pet has a readable microchip.
  • Ensure your pet has a current rabies vaccination, given post microchip implantation. Most jurisdictions require rabies vaccinations to have been completed at least 30 days prior to arrival but within the last year.
  • Ensure your pet’s standard vaccinations are up to date, including for Bordetella.

If you are returning to one of the following destinations, please follow these additional requirements:

Australia or New Zealand – Your pet requires the FAVN rabies titer blood test  at least 6 months prior to your planned arrival date. These countries only recognize one-year rabies vaccinations, so be sure not to let the vaccination lapse.

Brazil – Vaccinate your pet with a rabies vaccine at least 21 days prior to travel.

China – Please note that China has a “one pet per passport” policy. Also, depending on the arrival airport, your pet may be required to arrive within a certain amount of time after your arrival. Please contact us regarding specifics.

The EU – Pets can only enter the EU 21 days after their rabies vaccination.

Hong Kong – Your pet must have resided in the country of origin for a minimum of 6 months prior to travel (unless a residency waiver is obtained).

Japan – Vaccinate your pet with a rabies vaccine twice (a minimum of 31 days apart), and know that your pet requires the FAVN rabies titer blood test at least 180 days prior to your planned arrival date.

South Korea – Your pet requires the FAVN rabies titer blood test and can travel immediately after receiving the test results. However, it can take several weeks to receive the results, so allow for longer preparation time of travel.

Singapore – Your pet requires the FAVN rabies titer blood test at least 30 days (but no more than 6 months) prior to export. Upon arrival, your pet will be quarantined for 10 or 30 days, depending on the timing and number of its rabies vaccinations. Please contact us regarding specifics.

Taiwan – Your pet requires the FAVN rabies titer blood test at least 180 days prior to your planned arrival date.

Thailand – Vaccinate your pet with a rabies vaccine at least 21 days but not more than 1 year prior to travel.

The UAE – Your pet requires the FAVN rabies titer blood test at least 12 weeks prior to your planned arrival date.


Requirements are subject to change without notice. The information that is summarised herein is general in nature. It does not take into account your specific circumstances and should not be acted on without full understanding of your current situation and future goals and objectives by a fully qualified pet transportation advisor.

Whilst we have tried to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the contents of this website, Worldwide Animal Travel Limited cannot offer any undertaking or guarantee, either expressly or implicitly, including liability towards third parties, regarding how correct, complete, or up-to-date the contents of this website are. We reserve the right to supplement this website at any time or to change or delete any information contained or views expressed in this website.

Worldwide Animal Travel, Div of MID Forwarding LTD accepts no liability for any loss or damage howsoever arising out of the use of this website or reliance on the content of this website.

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