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Posts tagged ‘quarantine’

Big doings Down Under: Changes to Australia’s pet import/quarantine rules

In the course of checking and updating the links in Dog Jaunt’s book Bone Voyage (teetering on the brink of being released in print form!!), I learned that Australia has made some big changes to its pet import rules, effective as of 2 December 2013 (and affecting animals arriving after 3 February 2014). The most significant change is that the minimum quarantine period has been reduced from 30 days to 10 days — too long, still, for most casual travelers, but  … Read more

Reader’s report: Requirements for taking an in-cabin dog to the Philippines

Back in July, I got a message from reader HippoFoxy Pomeranian (a nom de plume for two Pomeranians and their mom), saying they were planning a trip to the Philippines, and could I help them figure out the import requirements for in-cabin dogs. Well, I didn’t. I thought I did — I pointed them to the USDA/APHIS site (normally the best resource for current international rules and regs) and its link to the Philippines — but I didn’t click all the  … Read more

New pet import rules for the U.K. announced

Bringing a pet into the U.K. is easier than most people think, but now it’s about to get even easier. The British Foreign Office has announced that as of January 2012, pets returning to the U.K. from the rest of the EU, and pets entering the U.K. from listed countries like the United States and Australia, will no longer need a blood test and will only have to wait 21 days from the date of their rabies vaccination before traveling.  … Read more

Taking a dog to Hawaii: Reduce quarantine time to a few hours

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Friends of ours have a house in Maui and have kindly offered it to us as a vacation getaway. Fantastic! I thought, but how sad I’d be to leave Chloe behind. If we brought her with us, how sad to leave her in quarantine for the first five days of our visit (though it would be an excellent excuse to schedule a really long getaway). Our friends pointed out, however, that Hawaii’s new-ish (since 2003) quarantine  … Read more

Taking a dog in-cabin to Hawaii: Korean Air remains an option

[8/15/11 I’m thrilled to report that this post, and the two posts that preceded it, are now out of date. I’ve just learned that Alaska Airlines is now allowing small dogs and cats to travel in-cabin to Hawaii, as of today’s date.]

Back on January 14, I published a post offering you three options for taking a dog in-cabin to Hawaii — and then this past Thursday I had to post a correction, after a WestJet representative told me that my earlier  … Read more

Taking a dog in-cabin to Hawaii: Not on WestJet

[8/15/11 I’m thrilled to report that this post, and its two companion posts, are now out of date. I’ve just learned that Alaska Airlines isnow allowing small dogs and cats to travel in-cabin to Hawaii, as of today’s date.]

A few days ago I wrote a post about flying with an in-cabin dog to Hawaii — nearly impossible, I said, but I had found a couple of airlines that would allow it. Alas, one of those airlines, WestJet, has just written  … Read more