This comprehensive guide contains the most current information available, but it is titled “Keeping Up” for a reason – things change in the world and in the world of pet travel. We will update this guide periodically as airlines change their policies or if key information changes regarding paperwork, vaccinations, service animals, crates, etc., found in the following chapters.
Any overseas relocation that includes family pets will be challenging. Pet travel adds considerably to your to-do list because it can be convoluted, confusing, and time-consuming. On top of that, every pet parent is naturally concerned about how your furry beloved will weather the journey. Could it get any more complicated?
Every dog who hopes to move overseas with his family needs a passport. Not a little leatherette booklet like his humans use, but documentation nonetheless. In his case, your dog’s paperwork is intended to prove his personal health as well as his identity. Some countries require fairly straight-forward paperwork, whereas others make the process more difficult because they are extra-cautious about pets they allow in.
Dogs and cats who travel on planes must be confined to a pet travel carrier, or “crate.” That makes sense, but we’re not talking about just any carrier here. Your pet’s in-transit “home away from home” must meet stringent requirements. So, one of the most important aspects of planning your furry friend’s move is getting him exactly the right carrier.
Although there are some similarities, every airline has a different set of rules regarding pet travel. If you are moving to Singapore with your family pet and are considering using Singapore Airlines, you will want to investigate their specific requirements for dogs and cats.
Below, we explain the basic information every pet parent needs to know. However, every pet’s journey is unique (as is your pet himself), so it’s important to understand all the variables that could impact your dear one’s travel plans. Our Starwood Animal Transport experts can assist with that, of course. You can also find additional details here, on the Singapore Airlines website.
Air New Zealand adheres to the high standards set by the International Air Transport Association when it comes to care and comfort of animals entrusted to them, because “we recognize that we are dealing after all with family members.”
As a pet parent, your Number One priority is your pet’s safety. Hundreds of thousands of animals of every description fly to and from locations around the world every year, yet mishaps are few. Nonetheless, for some family pets there are special factors you should consider before you decide if air travel is right your dog or cat.
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