We specialize in pet immigration to Germany.

Requirements for Bringing pets to Germany

To meet pet import Germany requirements, pets must have:

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

If you are interested in using our services for pet travel to Germany, 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?

If you wish to bring your pet to Germany from Hong Kong, there are certain procedures you need to follow for pet immigration to Germany. As a pet owner, you consider your pet as an important member of your family, and when you are immigrating to Germany, you would like to bring your pet along. However, the process of pet immigration to Germany can be complicated, and it is essential to comply with the pet entry requirements set by Germany. PET TRAVEL has compiled the following information based on our past experience and the latest regulations to help you successfully bring your pet to Germany.

To successfully taking pets to Germany, it is essential that all the following requirements are met:

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

Important Considerations for pet import to Germany

For pets entering Germany, it is recommended to notify the pet immigration experts at PET TRAVEL at least 1.5 months before your departure from Hong Kong. You should also contact the airline in advance to book a pet immigration ticket to Germany. Most direct flights to Germany only allow pets to be transported in the cargo hold with proper ventilation, and they cannot be brought into the cabin or treated as special baggage. If your budget allows, you can consider using a private pet charter for your pet travel Germany.

Pet import to Germany, you need to arrange for the implantation of a microchip for identification and take your pet to a veterinarian for a pre-flight examination. The veterinarian will provide an animal health certificate for Germany and arrange for parasite treatment if necessary.

Once you have all the necessary documents for pet relocation to Germany, you need to submit your pet to the airline on the day of departure and complete the necessary boarding procedures.

Pet Travel – Care for Every Step of Pet Immigration

If you have decided pet relocation to Germany and would like to book a private jet for pet immigration but don’t have the time to handle the procedures yourself, the professional pet immigration experts at Pet Travel can assist you. When it comes to pet immigration to Germany, choose PET TRAVEL for our competitive prices and comprehensive services, saving you time and effort in successfully Germany pet immigration.

When considering “which is the best pet immigration service to Germany,” safety and professionalism are surely your top concerns. At Pet Travel, our service philosophy revolves around customer satisfaction and pet safety. As a reputable brand, we have no hidden fees for Germany pet immigration and are dedicated to streamlining the process while safeguarding the rights of our clients.

At PET TRAVEL, we treat your beloved pet as a family member. Pet immigration involves complex paperwork and extensive preparation, so it’s crucial to plan ahead. Our pet immigration experts will plan your pet’s route to Germany in advance, clearly explain the costs involved, and handle the necessary documentation for export, import, flight booking, and customs clearance at your destination. If needed, we can also arrange flight tickets or private jets for your pet transport to Germany and assist with customs clearance upon arrival. Additionally, we provide transportation services for your Germany pet import.

Pet Transport Germany — Fees and Pricing

Since each pet is unique, the fees and pricing for pet travel Germany depend on factors such as the breed, type, size, distance of travel, and required services. Based on your specific needs, we can create a customized pet immigration route, book flights, handle and check all pet immigration documents, meet you at the airport, or pick up your pet from a designated location in Germany. The charges may vary for different destinations. If desired, we can also arrange private jet transportation for your pet’s immigration to Germany.

If you have decided to bring pet to Germany and proceed with the pet immigration process, please fill out our quotation request form and provide us with relevant information about your pet’s travel. PET TRAVEL will assist you in successfully bringing your pet to Germany.

How long does it take?

Germany Pet Immigration

For our pet immigration service, we recommend notifying us at least 1.5-3 months in advance before your departure. We need time to prepare import and export documents and coordinate with airlines and customs authorities. The airline needs to allocate space for your pet as cargo or oversized baggage.


Will I require a pet passport?

What are pet transport Germany requirements?

Pet passports are not available in Hong Kong or China. Pet passports are only applicable for pets coming from the United States, the United Kingdom, and EU countries, allowing cats and dogs to travel from the UK to other EU countries. There may be additional requirements for certain countries/regions as well.

In Hong Kong or China, we will have a pet health certificate instead of a pet passport for import and export purposes. The pet health certificate is filled out and issued by an official or authorized veterinarian and then endorsed by the competent authority. It is valid for 1-14 days from the date of issuance by the official veterinarian until the date of document and identity check at the traveler’s port of entry. The health certificate should include the pet’s name, microchip number, pet identity, and vaccination records. For more information, please consult our professional team.


What else does my pet need besides vaccinations?

In addition to vaccine preparation and export documentation, your pet may also require an import permit to enter specific countries/regions. Some countries require the assistance of a pet relocation company to prepare these import documents. If you require this service, you can contact our professional team for assistance.

What documents do airline required?

The airline will require the original health certificate from a veterinarian, your pet’s vaccination records, a letter of declaration from the person responsible for transporting the live animal, and the air waybill for the cargo. When importing or exporting from Hong Kong, you may also need an airline certificate (Captain’s Affidavit). At Pet Travel, we can assist you in preparing all these documents and liaising with the airline and relevant immigration departments before you and your pet travel.

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.

Why shouldn’t I do this myself?

Of course, it is possible. Many people choose to move their pets by themselves to save money, but they often make mistakes along the way. If you are moving to another country and are unfamiliar with its pet import policies, you may end up causing distress for your pet. While it is possible to do it on your own, if you make a mistake and miss any crucial steps, your animal may suffer. You may also end up spending more money than you initially anticipated.

By using our service to relocate your animal, you can save a significant amount of time, stress, and headaches. We handle all the paperwork, so you don’t have to. Pet relocation has been our expertise for many years, and we understand all aspects of the process better than anyone else. We treat each step as if it were our own pet, welcoming every challenge with a smile.

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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