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Are you still open?
Yes. We are working reduced hours at our offices.
Can pets still travel?
Yes. Although there are currently many air travel restrictions, we are still relocating pets to select destinations, including: Frankfurt, Hong Kong, and London (Heathrow).
Which airlines are still accepting pets?
The following airlines are still accepting pets for travel: British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Lufthansa, and WestJet.
Are you relocating pets from one Canadian city to another?
Are you able to transport my pet across the Canada/U.S. border?
No. Due to COVID-19, we have temporarily suspended all routes to and from the U.S.
Is it worth it to get started on the documentation for travel later this year?
Yes. However, it depends on the destination.
For more information, please contact us at +1-877-958-7387 to speak with a member of our team.
Will there be additional screenings and increased quarantine time for my pet being relocated during the pandemic?
Will you be implementing new relocation policies post-pandemic?
At this point, we have not received instructions from any foreign jurisdiction regarding pet relocation and travel post-pandemic.
Are there any other regulations?
Are there any vaccinations my pet should have?
How can I prepare my pet for the trip?
Should I feed my pet before travel?
What about sedation?
What can I do to make my pet more comfortable on the trip?
Are aircraft cargo holds heated and pressurized?
It is not recommended to transport small dog breeds, puppies, kittens, or cats on non-heated aircraft during winter months. During extreme cold winter temperatures, it is recommended that you do not transport pets on non-heated aircraft at all.
Are dogs and cats placed in quarantine on arrival into Canada?
Are You in Canada Temporarily?
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:
Your pet will require an ISO microchip and a rabies vaccination, followed by a FAVN rabies Titre test. Australia only recognizes one-year rabies vaccinations, so be sure not to let your rabies vaccination lapse.
Vaccinate your pet with a rabies vaccine at least 21 days prior to travel.
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.
Pets must have a microchip implant, followed by a rabies vaccination. Pets may enter the E.U 21 days after the rabies jab.
Your pet must be at least 5 months of age to enter Hong Kong. Pets entering Hong Kong will require a microchip, rabies vaccination and standard vaccinations. Hong Kong only accepts one-year vaccinations.
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.
Your pet will require an ISO microchip and a rabies vaccination, followed by a FAVN rabies Titre test. New Zealand only recognizes one-year rabies vaccinations, so be sure not to let your rabies vaccination lapse.
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.
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.
Your pet requires the FAVN rabies titer blood test at least 180 days prior to your planned arrival date.
Vaccinate your pet with a rabies vaccine at least 21 days but not more than 1 year prior to travel.
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.
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