When travelling with your pet(s), there may be animal health requirements specific for that destination. As soon as you know your travel details, contact your local veterinarian to assist with the pet travel process. Factors to consider may include meeting time frames for obtaining a health certificate, updating vaccinations, diagnostic testing, or administration of medications/ treatments. Your destination country may have specific health requirements that must be met before your pet can enter the country.
Since export requirements are determined by each country and can change frequently, every time you plan pet travel you will need to verify the export requirements. Choose your destination country. Animals entering the U.S. USDA APHIS as well as other federal agencies. Depending on your destination state, your pet may need to also meet additional health requirements. If the type of animal you are traveling with is not listed, click here. To learn the requirements for moving your pet from your current location to another U.S. If you have questions, direct them to the State Veterinarian’s office in your destination state.
Do not wait until the last moment to tell the air carrier; inform them at least 48 hours before departure. Many airports and air carriers lend complimentary assistive devices to people when their main device has been checked in. During security screenings, you must inform the agents and other relevant authorities of your mobility limitations and assistive requirements.
Depending on the airport and station, you might not be able to fit through the scanner and detector. In many jurisdictions, the security personnel are mandated to make the necessary adjustments and offer alternatives. Do not forget to attach an identifying mark or tag to your wheelchair. The tag must include basic information to facilitate easy identification such as your name and mobile number.