Before travelling, your pet needs to be implanted with a microchip, vaccinated, and in some cases undergo rabies antibody test. Requirements may vary depending on the country of transit/destination. To ensure your pet’s safe travel, you should prepare for the trip as soon as possible and preferably 6 months in advance.
The process is not rocket-science, with a bit of research and preparation, you can definitely avoid paying thousands of dollars to an all-inclusive relocation service agency.
A good starting point is to check with potential airlines’ requirements for your travel route and the website of International Air Transport Association (IATA) to retrieve an initial checklist of your destination, and if applicable, transit countries’ requirements. If you have a choice, opt for pet-friendly airlines, avoid taking an itinerary with transit and/or code-share flights (potentially different and additional requirements involved). For example, if you are travelling to/from the EU, consider a transit within the EU/EEA countries or taking a train or car trip to/from Paris/Frankfurt, where there are direct flight options with Vietnam.
PetCare was the first veterinary hospital to provide pet travel services. We now have ample experience to support you in bringing your pet abroad for travel and/or relocation purposes. Our services include:
- Consultation on pet travel/relocation regulations of the destination country
- Consultation of on-arrival procedures at Vietnam international airports
- Issuance of pet health certificates
- Issuance of pet export permits
- Issuance of pet import permits
For more information, please contact:
PETCARE VETERINARY HOSPITAL
PetCare 1: 124A Xuan Thuy street, Thao Dien ward, district 2, HCMC