Pet Relocation and Transportation
Moving Overseas with Your Pet
When moving abroad, you don’t need to leave your best friend behind! In most cases, your pet can come with you. Your International Move Manager can put you in touch with a Pet Relocation Specialist such as Airpets who will advise you on specific details of how to move your pet to your destination. All customers are assigned a Pet Travel consultant so that you can be sure your pet is well cared for during their journey.
The following is a guide containing information on some issues which you will need to think about when moving your pet overseas including documentation, vaccinations, sky kennels, flights and transport.
Your pet may need the following before travelling (depending on destination – please check with your Pet Relocation Adviser).
- Blood tests
- Certificate of Health
Some countries also require an import permit for the pet.
Kennels / Travelling Carriers
John Mason International’s partner for Pet Relocation, Airpets, can provide IATA approved sky kennels. There are 22 sizes avaliable to make sure each pet has the right size kennel. Each kennel contains a water bowl and is well ventilated. Sky kennels can either be wooden or plastic.
The destination, owner’s name and pet’s name are stencilled on to the side of the kennel to ensure that the kennel can be easily identified.
Pets usually stay in the kennel a few nights before the flight so that they get used to their new surroundings and therefore travel more comfortably.
Freight charges are usually paid on kennel size rather than the weight of the pet and the kennel.
Pet Travel / Transit Insurance
Pets up to 8 years old can usually be insured for the journey.
Please see our Pet Relocation page: Pet Relocation for more information on relocating with your pet and our partner company, Airpets.