Our Expat's Manual was last updated on Tuesday 4th June 2013.
Taking pets abroad is not something you should do without detailed planning and careful consideration. Depending on which country you are moving from, and to, there are a number of areas you need to be aware of when you consider taking your pets abroad. The next few sections provide useful advice for pet owners who are moving abroad and contain some insights into the issues you need to be aware of when planning a move for your pet. Sufficient forward planning will help you to ensure that you do the right thing for your pet and make their move abroad as painless as possible.
For more detailed information about taking your pet to a new country, you should consult the Expat Info Desk relocation guide for the country to which you are relocating. Each guide contains comprehensive information from importing your pet, quarantine and documentation requirements through to the rules and laws governing pet ownership in your chosen city and key contact details for all the service providers you will need for your pets; including pet shops, vets, boarding kennels, groomers and walking services.
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