Bringing pets to Europe – we specialize in pet immigration to Europe.

To meet pet import Europe requirements, pets must have:

  • Tell us your plan 1.5-3 months before your planned departure
  • Microchip
  • Vaccination and Vaccination Record
  • Europe pet health certificate
  • Other treatments (for dog only)
  • Dog license (For dogs only)
  • IATA-standard crates required

List of EU countries:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.

Dogs and cats traveling to Europe require microchips and vaccinations in order to travel.

If you are interested in using our services, please fill out our quotation request form and provide us with information about your pet travel needs, in order to assist us in creating a personalized pet relocation plan for you. If you have further inquiries or questions, you may send us a message through our contact form or contact our professional consultant directly through WhatsApp at +852 6358 3131.

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Common FAQs

The Complete Process: What Should You Do?

Pet Relocation to Europe: Guideline for Bringing Pets into Europe

To immigrate to Europe with your pet, it is crucial to be aware of the regulations and procedures for pet immigration. Incomplete procedures may result in quarantine or even denial of entry. It’s important to familiarize yourself with the process to avoid any issues.

PET TRAVEL is here to assist you with the necessary procedures for bringing your pet to Europe, ensuring a smooth entry for your beloved companion.

Here are the general requirements for pet relocation to Europe.

To successfully bring pet to Europe, it is essential that all the following requirements are met:

  • Get in touch 3-5 months in advance
  • Microchip
  • Vaccination and Vaccination Record
  • Pet health certificate Europe
  • Other treatments (dog only)
  • Dog license (For dogs only)
  • IATA-standard crates required

For personalized assistance with your pet’s relocation to Europe, please consider using our services. To begin, simply fill out our quotation application form and provide us with the necessary information about your pet’s travel. Our dedicated team in pet transport to Europe will then help you create a tailored pet relocation plan.

If you have any additional inquiries or questions, please feel free to contact us by submitting your information through our contact form or by reaching out to our Pet Travel Europe team via WhatsApp at +852 6358 3131. We look forward to assisting you!

Important Considerations for taking pets to Europe

If you have decided to bring your pet to Europe, PET TRAVEL’s pet transport Europe agents are here to assist you throughout the process. It’s important to notify us at least 1.5 months before your departure so that we can handle the necessary procedures for pet consignment to Europe. We will also help you with airline arrangements, booking a pet seat, and providing an appropriate travel crate. For a more comfortable journey, you even have the option of transporting your pet via a private jet through our pet immigration services to Europe.

Before leaving your country, certain preparations are required. Your pet should be implanted with a European pet immigration microchip, undergo a pre-flight inspection at a veterinary clinic, and obtain an animal health certificate for Europe.

Once all the necessary documents are in order, you can deliver your pet to the airline on the day of departure and complete the check-in process. Please remember not to feed your pet too much on the day of travel. Upon arrival in Europe, there is no quarantine requirement for pets, allowing them to proceed with you to your destination without delay.

Cautions for bringing pets into Europe:

The European government has made strict requirements for immigrating pets to Europe. If you want to immigrate to Europe with your pet, you need to know in advance whether your pet is allowed to enter the country. The following dog breeds are prohibited from entering Europe: 

  1. American Staffordshire Terrier
  2. American Pitbull Terrierl
  3. Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  4. English Bull Terrier
  5. Alabai
  6. Tosa Inu
  7. Kangal
  8. Caucasian Shepherd Dog
  9. Tornjak
  10. Fila Brasileiro (Brazilian Mastiff)
  11. South-Russian Shepherd
  12. Yugoslavian Shepherd Dog
  13. The mixes of these breeds

Pet Travel – Your Pet Import Europe Specialist pre and post departure!

Bringing your pets from Hong Kong to Europe? Transporting pet ashes to Europe? Considering a pet private jet for immigration? Don’t fret about the complexities and costs of pet immigration to Europe. PET TRAVEL’s expert team is here to handle all the necessary procedures.

We prioritize the well-being of every pet, carefully planning their immigration itinerary in compliance with European regulations. Our comprehensive services encompass pet export, import, flight reservations, customs clearance, and obtaining the required European pet immigration documents. Rest assured, we’ll take care of all the logistics, including pickup and drop-off.

PET TRAVEL offers the lowest prices and fees for pet immigration to Europe, tailored to your specific needs. Whether it’s transporting pet ashes or arranging a private plane for immigration, we can make it happen.

Our professional team comprises veterinarians, pet import experts, and a dedicated design team. We even offer pet immigration to Europe by private jet, ensuring a seamless and stress-free experience.

Forget about worrying over the costs, prices, or fees associated with pet immigration to Europe. PET TRAVEL will handle all the necessary paperwork and procedures, including the sensitive task of transporting pet ashes. We prioritize the well-being and safety of your pets throughout their European immigration journey.

Let PET TRAVEL be your partner in making pet immigration to Europe a smooth and hassle-free process.

How can I reserve a ticket with an airline?

To begin, it is essential to gather all the necessary documents for your pet. This includes ensuring your pet has a microchip, rabies vaccination, and proper vaccination records. Airlines require these documents to be in order before they can arrange a reservation for your pet in the cabin. This precaution is taken to ensure a smooth journey for both you and your pet, and to avoid any complications or entry refusals due to incomplete paperwork. Failure to meet the documentation requirements may result in local customs rejecting the pet’s import, potentially leading to quarantine, or even the unfortunate scenario of your pet being returned to its original location. Thus, having all the necessary paperwork ready is crucial for the airline to proceed with booking a seat for your pet.

It is important to note that certain airlines do not directly handle pet bookings for specific countries. In such cases, it becomes necessary to engage the services of a pet immigration company that specializes in assisting pets with international relocation. These companies ensure that the import process and paperwork are handled correctly, minimizing the risk of fines or additional fees.

How long does it take to prepare the documents?

It is recommended that you give at least 1.5-3 months advance notice before departure. We need time to prepare import and export documents and contact airlines and customs. Airlines require pet cargo/excess baggage to be reserved for pets.

Does my pet need a pet passport

Europe Pet Immigration – Does my pet need a pet passport?

Pet passports are not available in Hong Kong or China. They are only provided for pets originating from the US, UK, and EU countries, which enable the transport of cats and dogs from UK to other EU nations. Additional requirements may apply to some countries. Instead, pet health certificates are used for pet 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 Europe pet immigration should include the pet’s name, chip number, identity, and vaccination records. If you need more information on Europe pet import, please consult our professional team.

What else does my pet need besides vaccinations?

In addition to vaccination preparation and export documentation, your pet may require an import permit to enter certain countries. Some countries require pet immigration companies to prepare these import documents. Please contact our professional team.

What documents do airlines need?

To ensure a smooth pet travel experience, there are several documents that you will need to provide to the airline. These include the original pet health certificate issued by a veterinarian, vaccination records for your pet, a statement letter from the live animal shipper, and an air waybill for the cargo. Additionally, when importing or exporting pets in Hong Kong, an Airline Certificate may also be required.

At Pet Travel, we understand that preparing these documents can be overwhelming. That’s why we’re here to assist you with every step of the process. Our team can help you obtain the necessary documents and liaise with the airlines and relevant immigration authorities to ensure a hassle-free pet travel experience for you and your furry friend.

Should I do it all myself?

Moving to a new country can be exciting, but it can also be daunting – especially when it comes to relocating your beloved furry friend. While you might think that handling your pet’s immigration process yourself could save you money, the truth is that it could end up being a costly mistake. Don’t risk your pet’s well-being by going it alone!

At Pet Travel, we specialize in pet travel to Europe, making pet moving stress-free and hassle-free. Our experienced team knows all the rules and regulations when it comes to pet import and export policies, and we can handle all the necessary paperwork on your behalf. So, why not let us take care of everything? We treat every move with the care and attention it deserves, ensuring that your pet arrives safely and happily at their new home. With our help, you can enjoy a worry-free experience for your pets entering Europe – and your furry friend will thank you for it!

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.
Cargo Rates – Why it is so expensive for pet cargo?

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