- Contact the U.S. Department of Agriculture:
- Either online at http://www.aphis.usda.gov/regulations/vs/iregs/animals/
- Or at 1-334-551-2180 and ask for international shipment of pets
Be ready to provide type of animal and country of destination.
The information provided will include inoculation requirements and health certificate requirements.
Any questions on these regulations should be directed to the destination country’s embassy or consulate staff for up-to-date guidance.
Embassy contact information may be located at the following Secretary of State Foreign Consular Offices website:
- Contact your airline company. Many airline companies have different, additional requirements.
- An International Standards Optical (ISO) microchip is required for all pets for entry into most countries. Contact Animal Medical Center to have this chip imbedded in your pet, or if you already have had your pet chipped, Animal Medical Center can scan it to confirm it is the correct type for international travel.
(i.e. within the United States or a U.S. territory within or under the control of the United States)
1) Contact the Alabama State Veterinarian’s office at 1-334-240-7255 (press 1)
2) Contact your airline company. Many airline companies have different, additional requirements.
If you are a breeder, be sure to tell them when you call the office, as there may be additional information needed and possibly a different health certificate.
Updated October 2012