Emigrating abroad has become a trend, and many people want to travel with cat to Vietnam. However, bringing cat to Vietnam can be a challenging and time-consuming process, as each region has its own unique requirements for pet immigration.

How can I bring cat to Vietnam? What should I pay attention to when immigrating my cat to Vietnam? Which is the best way for cat immigration to Vietnam?” These are the questions that pet owners are concerned about. At PET TRAVEL, a pet immigration center, we have compiled a detailed summary of the issues that cat owners may encounter when immigrating their pets to Vietnam. We hope to provide you with a clear understanding of the costs, procedures, and requirements for moving cat to Vietnam, and help you smoothly complete the immigration process.

Preparation for bringing cat to Vietnam from Hong Kong:

  • Cargo only
  • Requires 1.5-3 months in advance
  • Microchip
  • Vaccination and Vaccination Record
  • Vietnam pet health certificate
  • Other treatments
  • IATA-standard crates required

If you are interested to taking cat to Vietnam through us, fill out the quote request form and provide pet travel information. Contact us for further inquiries or WhatsApp us at +852 6358 3131 to consult with our Vietnam cat import expert for details on cat immigration to Vietnam.


FAQs for bring cat to Vietnam

For cat import Vietnam, it takes at least 1.5 months for procedures like vaccination, microchipping, and import permit. PET TRAVEL offers private jet services. A health certificate is needed before departure. Don’t feed the cat too much on the day of the flight

Special needs and handling methods to travel with cat to Vietnam

Airline policies on pet travel vary, including restrictions on pet breeds and types of cargo holds. Direct flights to Vietnam only allow pets to be transported in the cargo hold, which can pose risks due to high temperatures and overcrowding. Private pet plane options are available. Older cats require special documentation and care. The process on import cat to Vietnam can be complicated, but PET TRAVEL can provide expert advice and assistance for a successful journey

PET TRAVEL – Your specialist in cat immigration to Vietnam

f you want your cat travel to Vietnam from Hong Kong, Pet Travel will handle all the necessary procedures for you, including pet export, import, flight booking, and destination customs clearance. We will introduce you to the procedures and costs of cat immigration to Vietnam, making everything clear and transparent without any hidden charges. Our pet immigration consultants will customize the best plan for you and your pet, provide IATA-approved pet cages, offer full transport service, arrange vaccine injections, pet examinations, and implanting of Vietnam immigration chips for cats, book flights, and handle pet shipping procedures, and so on.

We have established long-term friendly cooperation with professional veterinarians, import and export experts, and pet transport logistics experts. Once you choose PET TRAVEL, multiple professionals will follow up with you and your pet’s immigration to Vietnam. We can also provide personalized services. If you want to import cat to Vietnam through a private plane, PET TRAVEL can also arrange a private plane for your cat to immigrate to Vietnam.

With PET TRAVEL’s assistance, you can rest assured to bring your elderly cat to immigrate to Vietnam. How to book a private plane for cat travel to Vietnam? The cost of cat immigration to Vietnam is not high, so please feel free to contact PET TRAVEL. We will answer any questions you may have and escort your beloved pets safely to their new home in Vietnam.

Common FAQs

How long does it take?

Travel with cat to Vietnam – how long does it take?

It is recommended with at least 1.5-3 months advance notice before departure. We take time to prepare import and export documents and contact airlines and customs. Airlines require pet cargo/excess baggage to be reserved for pets. Additionally, some countries such as Australia, Singapore and Vietnam require at least 2-3 months advance notice. These countries have their own quarantine policies. We need to make an appointment and contact the customs import department to take further steps, such as booking a quarantine space and customs inspection.

Does my cat need a cat passport?

Cat passports are not available in Hong Kong or China. They are only provided for cats originating from the US, the UK, and EU countries, which enable the transport of cats and cats from the UK to other EU nations. Additional requirements may apply to some countries. Instead, cat health certificates are used for cat import and export from Hong Kong or China. An official veterinarian or authorized veterinarian must complete and issue the certificate, which is then signed by the relevant authority. The certificate is valid for a certain period of time depending on the country of destination and identity check at the port of entry. The health certificate for Vietnam cat immigration should include the cat’s name, chip number, identity, and vaccination records. If you require further information on cat immigration to Vietnam, please consult our professional team.

What vaccinations do I need to import cat to Vietnam?

In order to import your cat to a foreign country, you must ensure that your cat has been implanted with a microchip that meets ISO standards and has received a rabies vaccine prior to travel. After receiving the rabies vaccine, your pet must wait for 21 days before being able to receive additional vaccinations and being imported to the destination. Your pet must also receive a 5-in-1 vaccine (for dogs) / 3-in-1 vaccine (for cats). Some countries may also require pets to undergo internal and external parasite treatment 10 days before departure.

For countries with a high incidence of rabies such as China and Malaysia, additional rabies antibody testing may be required for pet export. These countries may require pets to undergo a rabies antibody titer test (RFFIT) or (RNATT) to check for rabies antibodies. If your pet passes the blood test, your pet still needs to wait 3 months after the blood collection date before being imported to the destination country.

What else does my pet need besides vaccinations?

In addition to vaccination preparation and export documents, your pet may also need an import permit to enter certain countries/regions. Some countries require a pet immigration company to prepare these import documents. If you require this service, you can contact our professional team for assistance.

What documents do airlines need?

The airline will require the original health certificate from a veterinarian, your pet’s vaccination records, a statement from the live animal shipper, and the air waybill for the shipment of goods. When entering or leaving Hong Kong, you may also need an airline certificate (captain’s declaration). At Pet Travel, we can assist you in preparing all of these documents and contacting the airline and relevant immigration departments before you and your pet travel.

Should I do it all myself?

At PET TRAVEL, we understand that your pets are a part of your family, and we want to help make their move as smooth and stress-free as possible. We know that moving to another country can be overwhelming, and trying to navigate pet import policies on your own can be daunting. That’s why we offer a comprehensive pet relocation service to take care of everything for you. From handling all the necessary paperwork to providing expert guidance on the best travel options for your furry friends, we’re here to make sure your pets arrive at their new home happy and healthy. Our experienced team has been handling pet moves for years and will treat your pets as if they were our own. Let us take care of the details so you can focus on what matters most – your pet’s comfort and safety during the move.

Is it safe for my pet to fly?

Traveling by air is as safe for pets as it is for people. Airlines require pets to travel in containers that comply with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Live Animal Regulations and with specific airline guidelines. All of these things are designed to help ensure the safety and comfort of your pet while traveling. In some cases, your pet may not be allowed to travel in the cabin with you. Your pet will travel in a special cargo compartment within the aircraft. This compartment is both climate-controlled as well as pressurized, so your pet will be safe and comfortable. It is on the same air circulation system as the cabin.

Can you reduce pet travel anxiety?

Our Policy is to transport your pet with the minimum amount of stress involved. We will find the most direct route available, with little time spent confined in the kennel as possible. Additionally, there are certain products you can purchase, such as Feliway, which is a natural pheromone to induce a calmer state.

Will my pet be stressed from the flight?

Your pet will be pleased to see you and will probably enjoy a good meal at the end of their flight, but most animals travel very well and relax throughout the flight. There are more than a million pets that fly safely every year worldwide, and the captain will act appropriately if there are any animals aboard.

Can I take my cat on holiday with me?

We can let you know if this is possible if you let us know which airline you will be flying with and on which day. We will make every effort to book cargo space on the same flight as your pet. To avoid you incurring unnecessary costs, it is advisable for us to check availability for pets before you book your own flight if you wish to travel at the same time

Can my pet travel with adaptive collars/or flat collars?

It is advised by every airline that pets do not travel wearing a collar of any kind as they are deemed a choking hazard. However, they will be able to travel with the containers attached to their airline-approved crate in order to be able to refit them when they reach their destination. 

Can my dog/cat fly alone?

Yes, your dog/cat can be booked as manifest cargo and can fly alone to most locations.

Do I have access to my pet during the flight?

Both passengers and crew are not permitted access to the cargo hold. During refueling and transit stops, passengers will not be permitted access to their pets.

What if my pet needs to urinate during the flight?

Unfortunately, little accidents sometimes do happen, so the crates are lined with absorbable puppy training pads to help soak up any little accidents that do occur. Like humans, your pet may experience a little dehydration during the flight, which will reduce the need for urination. Also, do not feed your pet the morning before travel as this may increase the risk of defecation or vomiting.

How to book with pet ticket with airlines?
First, you must make sure all the important documents are ready for your pet. You must have your pet microchipped and rabies vaccination and vaccination record for airlines. Airlines need to have all documents prepared so they could book the pet cargo/ excess baggage for you, as they do not want your hassle from the trip. The customs would not accept pets import their countries if the documents are not well prepared, your pet may have to quarantine or even be banned for import their countries, your pet may need to turn back to your origin. Hence, airlines need all documents ready so they could reserve a seat for your pet. 
Lastly, it is important to note that some airlines will not allow you to book directly with them to fly your cat internationally to some countries. Instead, you’ll be required to hire a pet-shipping company with an airline account. This is because they want to have the assurance that the import procedures and paperwork were completed correctly to avoid any penalties or fees.
What is the difference between ‘Excess Baggage’ and ‘Air Cargo’?

When you travel with your pet and you both check in at the passenger terminal, this is termed ‘excess baggage,’ however, your pet will still travel in the animal hold. Air Cargo can be used when you travel with your pet or if your pet is traveling without you. Your pet will be checked in through the cargo terminal at your departing airport and the cargo terminals of modern-day airports are used to handling and caring for animals. Some even have specialized rooms for holding animals.

Why my pet could not travel in cabin/ excess baggage with me on the same flight?
Although several airlines, domestic and international, accept pets as carry-on or excess baggage, you could travel with them. Carry-on pets must adhere to strict size restrictions, along with limitations regarding available space (both on board the airplane and in the cargo hold). Most airlines place a strict limit on the number of pets that can travel in the plane’s cabin. Several will only allow one or two animals per flight.
Normally, airlines only accept cats and small dogs travel in the cabin with their owner, their weight must be < 8kg (17lbs) and the owner must put them in either a small soft pet container or IATA approved pet crate. One important thing you must know, some breeds like bulldog, wolf-dog and snub-nosed pets like exotic shorthair and pugs may be restricted by airlines. You may check with the airlines if you would like to travel with your pet in the cabin. 
For traveling in the baggage compartment (excess baggage), airlines could accept pets under 32kg -40kg to travel as excess baggage with the same flight. However, some countries may be restricted for pet travel as excess baggage due to their pet import policy, some countries may even do not accept pets for importing their countries. You have to reach the airline for further enquiries if you do not want to travel separately with your pets. If airlines do not accept pet travel on the same flight, you have to ship your dog in Manifest Cargo by the airlines’ cargo service. 
One key point to note, airlines may NOT ACCEPT pet travel in-cabin with TRANSIT Flight (Connecting Flight) from different airlines, some airlines may even serve pets in a direct flight.  Due to the COVID19 pandemic, some airlines have stopped pet check-in and limit pet travel.
For pet travel in cargo separately, the cost will be straightly expensive than pet travel in the baggage compartment or travel in a cabin. Your pet must be put in the IATA-approved pet crate and follow the LAR (Live Animal Regulations) by airlines.
In addition to large and giant breed dogs traveling in extremely large crates, some passenger aircraft aren’t able to handle such oversized cargo. Keep in mind that the airlines must adhere to the International Animal Transport Association’s Live Animal Regulations (IATA/LAR) and they will require you to do the same. Taking your pet on the plane with you seems to be an attractive, affordable option. However, be aware that you run the very real risk of your pet missing the flight if there is no space available onboard or in cargo, or if you have not complied with the IATA/LAR.
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