We specialize in pet immigration to Portugal.

To meet pet import Portugal requirements, pets must have:

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

To use our services, fill out our quote application form and provide pet travel details for personalized assistance. For further inquiries, contact us or WhatsApp +852 6358 3131 to reach our expert consultants.

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Common FAQs

The Complete Process: What Should You Do?

Pet Relocation to Portugal-Tips for Portugal pet immigration

Many pet owners willing to bring their pets to Portugal when immigrating, but often feel unsure about the process. It’s important to follow the strict regulations for pet immigration to Portugal to avoid being denied entry. PET TRAVEL has compiled the entry requirements to assist you in successfully bringing your pet to Portugal.

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

Important Considerations for Pet import to Portugal

When bringing your pet into Portugal, it is necessary to inform the experts at PET TRAVEL at least 1.5 months prior to departure to handle the pet immigration procedures. It is also important to contact the airline in advance to book the pet’s flight to Portugal. Some direct flights to Portugal only accept pets in the cargo, and they cannot be brought into the cabin or treated as special baggage. If economically feasible, you can consider private pet aircraft transportation to Portugal.

When taking pets to Portugal, you need to follow the pet immigration procedures, which include microchipping your beloved pet for Portugal, taking them to a veterinarian for pre-flight check-ups, obtaining an animal health certificate for Portugal, and arranging for parasite treatment. Additionally, you will need to bring these documents to the Fisheries and Agriculture Department for endorsement, which takes one to two working days. Once all the necessary pet immigration documents are in order, you can submit your pet to the airline and complete the pet check-in process on the day of departure.

Why Choose PET TRAVEL for Pet Relocation to Portugal

Instead of personally handling the intricate procedures for bringing pets to Portugal, it is advisable to entrust this task to a professional and experienced agency. Opting for a reputable service like PET TRAVEL ensures efficient handling of pet travel Portugal at the lowest cost. PET TRAVEL is the ultimate choice for pet transport to Portugal.

PET TRAVEL can help with the difficult and time-consuming process.

Interested in booking a private jet for pet transport to Portugal? PET TRAVEL can help you with all of your concerns. When it comes to choosing a service provider for pet immigration to Portugal, your top priority should be ‘safety’ and ‘professionalism,’ rather than just focusing on the cost. When selecting Portugal pet immigration consultant, they should meet the following criteria:

 Successful track record of assisting numerous cats and dogs in reaching their destination.

  1. Clear communication of the required documents and procedures for pet immigration.
  2. Ideally, the pet immigration company should have a collaborating veterinary clinic. Timely completion of documents by the veterinarian is crucial as it directly affects the pet’s entry timeline.
  3. Whether the pet immigration company offers end-to-end services, clearly outlines the charges for pet import to Portugal, and follows a one-time payment structure.

PET TRAVEL is committed to ensuring the safe and comfortable arrival of your pets entering Portugal. Our pet immigration team will meticulously plan the route for your pet import to Portugal. We provide clear upfront information regarding the costs involved in moving dog to Portugal, and there are no hidden fees. We take care of all the necessary documentation for export, import, flight bookings, and destination customs clearance for your pet’s immigration to Portugal. Additionally, we can assist you with booking the pet’s flight to Portugal and arrange for the necessary customs procedures at your destination. We even offer transportation services for your pet upon arrival in Portugal.

 The cost of bring pet to Portugal is not exorbitant, considering the value of your time and energy. PET TRAVEL can help you devise a customized pet immigration route to Portugal. If you are considering pet immigration to Portugal, we are confident that PET TRAVEL can assist you in successfully bringing your pet to Portugal.

Your Pet Import Portugal Specialist pre and post departure!

For pet owners who prioritize their beloved furry friends and value their time, choosing a private pet jet for pets entering Portugal may be the best option. Handling the complicated process of pet immigration can be overwhelming and time-consuming. Entrusting the task to a professional agency like PET TRAVEL not only improves efficiency, but also minimizes risks, ensuring a stress-free immigration for your furry companions.

Immigrating pets to Portugal can be a challenging and complex process that requires strict adherence to regulations. Leave the details to PET TRAVEL Portugal experts, and we will ensure a worry-free move for your furry friends.

How long does it take?

The timeline to prepare the required documents for Portugal 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 the import/export documentation and coordinate with the airline and customs authorities. The airline needs to make arrangements for pet cargo or excess baggage for your pet.

Does my pet need a pet passport?

About the Portugal pet travel requirements

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 Portugal pet immigration should include the pet’s name, chip number, identity, and vaccination records. If you need more information on Portugal 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 airline required?

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.

Why shouldn’t I do this 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 Portugal, 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 Portugal – 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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