- Unforeseen circumstances like a security breach or extreme weather conditions. The airline then issues an “embargo”, which means the flight is delayed or cancelled. When the weather is bad, an airline has the right to refuse to put your pet on the plane till it is safe for flying.
- Heavy air traffic which is common during festive seasons may also give rise to an embargo.
- Incomplete documentation, which is the most common scenario. The pet sets off without having the complete set of paperwork required by the importing country; the lack of proper documentation is discovered at the point of exit, and the pet is not allowed to board the plane though this may happen at a third country during transit or upon arrival in the importing country. The pet then gets held up or moved to a quarantine station until the required vaccinations, blood work, medical checks and quarantine period are completed. Such incidents often incur astronomical additional charges, not to mention unnecessary stress and suffering to the animal.
Sadly, this regrettable last scenario is often caused by pet owners who have chosen to handle the paperwork themselves. Why muddle through the paper quagmire and risk putting your beloved pet at discomfort when you could simply entrust the process to experienced professionals like us?
We discourage you from internationally transporting a pet until the following criteria have been met:
- it is of fit constitution and sound health
- it has had all necessary health injections and blood tests (these shots are generally not administered until they are about six months and/or older), as required by the importing country.As such, we advise against sending any domesticated kittens and puppies under six months old, as they often experience health or stress-related problems while flying.
*Please note that while we advise that your pet be at least a year old before going on long haul flights, there’s no maximum age for flying an animal as long your veterinarian certifies it is fit to travel.
Our professional expertise is limited to dogs, cats and selected small domesticated animals, as the import and export rules of pets vary from country to country. These rules are usually extensive and require an in-depth knowledge so that your pet’s welfare is not compromised in any event.
Unconventional pets or endangered species are governed by different sets of requirements that we might not be familiar with; therefore we would prefer to consider such requests on a case-by-case basis.
A. Length (cm) = Nose to root of tail (tail excluded)
B. Height (cm) = Floor to top of head while standing
C. Width (cm) = The widest part of your dog’s torso.
These measurements should give your dog enough space to stand up and lie down comfortably.
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