Taking a Pet Overseas
Many countries have strict health, quarantine, agriculture, wildlife, and customs requirements or prohibitions for pets. If you decide to take your pet abroad, check with the embassies of the countries you will be going to for any specific requirements they may have.
In the event of a crisis involving a U.S. government coordinated evacuation, we are generally not able to provide transportation assistance for your pets. U.S. citizens traveling or residing abroad with pets should make alternate plans for their care or commercial transport if a crisis occurs abroad. In rare situations when pets can be transported, we will let you know, including the basic restrictions or requirements for boarding. We will usually not know these requirements in advance of scheduling individual transports. Working animals, such as guide dogs, are not considered pets. With appropriate documentation, such animals will be accommodated, if possible.
Learn About Your Destination
Familiarize yourself with local conditions and laws: While in a foreign country, you are subject to its laws. Check out our country-specific safety and travel information about the places you will visit.