The prospect of overseas travel is almost always exciting. You’re headed on a really great vacation. Or your family is moving overseas to start a new life chapter. You’ll be making memories either way, but first you have to get there. Preparing for overseas travel can be a bit more complex when you have kids, and considerably more complex when you have pets. If you have both, well . . .
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?
If you and your furry family member are headed to Thailand, you may be considering Thai Airways to get you there. Since every airline that accepts pets has different rules, here’s what you need to know about Thai Airways.
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.