Traveling with a pet to another country is not only a pleasant vacation in a good company, but also a great stress for both the owner and his pet. For the comfortable transportation of pets, you need to know and follow certain rules, which we are now going to tell you about.
The first thing to consider when planning a trip is the choice of transportation. The most convenient way to travel with your pet is in a private vehicle. This way you don’t have to worry about the proper behavior of the pet in public transport and its safety during the trip. In order to avoid problems abroad, we advise you to rent a car, as this makes traveling with your pet much more comfortable and convenient.
Let us give an example when visiting the UAE, you can take advantage of the services of a car rental company, by choosing a suitable car in advance, while being at home. The automobile company has a wide range of cars of different models, thus it is possible to rent ferrari roma or a roomy off-road BMW. Most importantly, the caring staff of the rental service will help you to make the best choice, as well as provide comfort and safety during the journey.
Let us remind you, that bringing a pet into any country requires a veterinary passport, drawn up in accordance with international standards. The passport should be stamped with a rabies vaccination mark.
How to transport a pet in the airplane?
In most cases, a pet can be transported in the luggage area of the plane. Although if the weight of your pet and its carrier doesn’t exceed the weight limit set by the airlines, you can take your pet in the carrier in the passenger cabin. Anyway, it is necessary to clarify this information on the website of the company you want to travel with. It is necessary to make sure that your pet’s carrier is properly fitted in advance.
How to transport a pet on a train?
Often a pet passport may not be required for transporting pets on trains, however, in many European countries, it is obligatory. Large dogs must be muzzled and leashed under the supervision of their owners or companions in a separate compartment of a train. Before buying a ticket, make sure that your class of service allows the transportation of animals.
What documents are required for traveling with a pet?
Of course, the list of documents depends on the country you are going to visit. Here is a short list of the main documents:
- Veterinary passport of international standard. In which you should have a stamp about vaccination for rabies.
- A document proving that the animal belongs to you. The information is often written on the passport, but you can take an agreement of purchase or joint ownership instead.
- A document containing information about the chipping of the pet. Each pet that is transported has to be identified by an implanted microchip.
How to take care of a pet on a trip?
When packing on a trip with your pet, take a small first aid kit, you can also take some favorite toys so that your pet won’t be so scared in an unfamiliar place. Take care of drinking and snacks, there are plenty of portable compact water bowls, if you don’t have any of these we suggest getting one, a few diapers are also a must in a long way travel.
Keep also in mind that there are special transportation rules for birds. At any rate, double-check the information for transporting the animal to a particular country in order to avoid problems with the law. We wish you a pleasant journey!