There are a few things that you must arrange before your pet can travel by air. Firstly, the veterinary part. Every country has its own specific health requirements for pets entering that particular country. Please contact your vet to make sure that your pet meets these demands. If you live in the Netherlands, we can organise this for you – if you like.
Secondly, your pet will need a travel crate. This travel crate must meet the demands of the airline that your pet travels with. The travel crate must also meet the demands of the IATA (the International Air Transport Association). ZooLogistics has six different sizes of travel crates in stock. ZooLogistics also provides a tailormade service for larger, wooden travel crates or kennels.
There is paperwork involved when your pet travels. The documents must be in English or in another language if so required by the destination country.
Pets travelling within the European Union must have a microchip and an official EU Pet Passport. This passport must be issued by an official vet and needs to include the following information:
Did you know? (Wist je dat?)
This episode of Wist je Dat? (Did you know?) was broadcast on Dutch national television, channel RTL4, on 8 August 2015. The programme is about pets travelling by air and it is full of useful information (in Dutch).
How pets fly
Pets are frequent flyers too. The German Shepherd dog Asha, for example. She is flying to her owners in Dubai. To show you how pets travel by air from Schiphol airport in the Netherlands, we accompany Asha on her journey from the vet until she boards the flight.
Emoya-Lion Foundation – Nero and Masya’s journey
Some projects are really very special and require a great deal of determination to make them successful. We are highly motivated to achieve this goal. We are proud that we were able to contribute to this very special project.