We specialize in pet immigration to France.

To meet pet import France requirements for bringing pets to France, thery must have:

  • Please let us know 1.5-3 months in advance
  • Microchip
  • Vaccination and Vaccination Record
  • France pet health certificate
  • Other treatments (for dogs 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 pet microchipping and vaccinations in order to travel.

If you are interested in pet travel to France, 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 pet relocation specialists directly through WhatsApp at +852 6358 3131.

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Common FAQs

Pet Immigration to France - What Should I Do?

Pet Relocation to France – important considerations before departure

If you’re planning to bring your pet to France, it’s important to follow the strict pet immigration regulations set by the government. PET TRAVEL can help simplify the process for you. Here are some basic pet travel requirements in France to help you prepare for the journey.

Bring pet to France: General requirements for pet entry in France are as follows:

  • Requires 1.5-3 months advance notice
  • Microchip
  • Vaccination and Vaccination Record
  • Pet health certificate France
  • Other treatments (For dogs only)
  • Dog license (For dogs only)
  • IATA-standard crates required

Before taking pets to France, you must strictly abide by the French pet entry requirements and complete the pet immigration procedures to avoid pet relocation to France.

Important Considerations for pet import to France

We understand that relocating your furry friend to a new country can be a daunting experience. That’s why PET TRAVEL is here to provide you with professional assistance in handling the procedures for Hong Kong pet import to France. Our experienced pet immigration experts will guide you every step of the way, from notifying us 1.5 months before departure to arranging a pet seat with the airline. Our pet transport France team that pets require comfort during long flights, which is why we also offer private jet options for pet immigration to France.

To ensure a smooth and successful pet immigration to France, there are a few important steps to follow. Your pet must be implanted with a microchip, vaccinated, and an import license must be applied. Before leaving Hong Kong, a pre-flight inspection by a veterinarian and an animal health certificate is also necessary for pets entering France. Once all the documents are in place, simply send your furry friend to the airline before the day of departure and we will handle the check-in procedures for Hong Kong pet immigration to France. Remember not to feed your pet too much on the day of departure. With PET TRAVEL, you can trust that your pet travel France will be safe and stress-free.

Please note that the following dog breeds are not allowed in France:

  • Staffordshire Bull Terriers
  • American Pitbull Terriers
  • Dogs of the Mastiff type
  • Purebred Staffordshire Bull Terriers
  • Rottweilers and non-pedigreed Rottweilers

Your Pet Import France Specialist

Experience a stress-free and hassle-free pet immigration process with PET TRAVEL, a reliable and caring pet immigration agent. Our team of professional consultants specializes in handling pet immigration procedures and provides you with top-notch service throughout the entire process. We understand that pets are part of your family and deserve the greatest care and attention, which is why we treat each pet with love and patience.

We take care of everything from pet export, import, flight reservation, and destination customs clearance, ensuring that your pet is well taken care of. Our transparent pricing policy means that there are no hidden fees, and you can easily understand the cost of pet transport to France.

Don’t let the fear of the pet immigration process hold you back from taking your furry friend to France. With PET TRAVEL, you can rest easy knowing that your pet is in good hands and will arrive safely and smoothly. Let us continue your love for your pet by making pet immigration to France an effortless and enjoyable experience. Trust PET TRAVEL to handle all your pet immigration needs.

How long does it take?

Timeline for France Pet Immigration

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. Additionally, some countries such as Australia, Singapore and Taiwan 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 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 France pet immigration should include the pet’s name, chip number, identity, and vaccination records. If you need more information on France 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?

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

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