Pet Travel | Domestic and International Travel With a Pet – USDA APHIS

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Do you want to travel with your pet to another State or country? Before you go, you may need to complete certain paperwork or tasks, such as getting a health certificate for your pet. Meeting these requirements takes time, so contact your veterinarian for help as soon as you decide to travel (whether by plane, car, boat, train, or other means).

Do you want to travel with your pet to another State or country? Before you go, you may need to complete certain paperwork or tasks, such as getting a health certificate for your pet. Meeting these requirements takes time, so contact your veterinarian for help as soon as you decide to travel (whether by plane, car, boat, train, or other means).
What is considered a pet? A pet is a privately owned companion animal not intended for research or resale and includes only certain animal groups.
Your animal doesn’t qualify for pet travel and is subject to different import regulations and export regulations if you:
 
Because they may carry and transmit certain diseases to the U.S. poultry industry, these birds are regulated as poultry.
View import regulations and export regulations if the type of animal you have does not qualify as a pet.
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