International Pet Relocation

Sending a pet is very serious. It is a living being, a member of the family. The animal can get stressed and have a bad time if the proper measures are not taken to guarantee its welfare.

The transport of animals by plane is regulated by the LAR (Regulation for the Transport of Live Animals – Live Animal Regulations). However, airlines reserve the right of admission of live animals on their aircraft, and they apply their own internal regulations according to the breed, age, size and weight of the animal. In addition, it will be necessary to comply with all customs and veterinary procedures and be in possession of all the documentation requested by the company.

At Relomar we treat your pet as if it were ours. We only work with air shipments to minimize transport time and reduce the stress your pet may feel during the trip. To help you as much as possible and solve any doubts that may arise, our services are based on a personalized service but with competitive rates, without neglecting the professionalism that this type of service requires.

To guarantee a safe and quality transport, we only work with specialized agents endorsed by IATA (International Air Transport Association) and by IPATA (International Association of Air Transport of Pets) to ensure that the regulations of the LAR are complied with.

We take care of everything, from the pickup at your residence to the delivery at the final address, through all the necessary procedures: necessary documentation, mandatory vaccines at source and destination (for international shipments), provide the appropriate and approved transport to your pet, customs management, freight contracting, insurance, etc.

How does pet air shipping work?

It is understood as “pet” to those pets that are commonly kept at home such as dogs, cats, ferrets and some birds. The shipment of a pet by plane can be done in two ways: in the cabin (accompanied) or in the hold.

Not all airlines accept animals on their planes, either in the cabin or in the hold; Allowing animals on board will depend on the airline’s own regulations. In fact, there are some companies that only allow certain breeds of dog and cat, since there are some that have respiratory problems.

Dog breeds considered as “dangerous” have strong restrictions and even have prohibited access to certain countries. The transport to be used will be special for wild animals.

Whether in the cabin or in the warehouse, for safety reasons, all animals must always travel within their transport.

Shipment in the cabin, as a package ticket

This option will be allowed only when someone accompanies the animal during the entire flight. It is the most economical way to transport your pet. But if you do not have this possibility or the airline does not allow it, then you have to send it as cargo, in the warehouse.

Those who do accept pets in the cabin, normally only accept those animals whose weight is around 8 kg including the weight of the carrier, with the exception of the guide dogs which are always allowed. Those that exceed the allowed weight (including the one of the trasportín) will have to travel in warehouse.

The acceptance of the animal on board, as well as the acceptance of the transport measures, will always depend on the prior authorization of the airline itself.

Shipment in warehouse, as cargo

If your pet must travel in the warehouse, it is necessary that you hire the services of a cargo agent. Leave it to us, we know who to work with at each airport!

The number of carriers to travel on the same flight as well as the dimensions thereof are limited by the type of aircraft and by the internal regulations of the airline itself. In general, two animals of different species (dogs with cats, for example) can not travel on the same flight. The number of animals on board will be limited.

The carrier must be made of a resistant material, its base impermeable and must ensure a good ventilation. The right size will be the one that allows the animal to stand and can turn around without problems.

In Relomar we tell you every detail so you can travel quietly knowing that your pet is in good hands.

Import of pets, general rules

  • The animals will be accompanied by their owners or their legal representatives.
  • Pets must be covered by a sanitary certificate according to the established model that can be consulted on the same page mentioned above.
  • The owners shall certify by personal written declaration that they agree not to sell the animals and to accept the measures that the Spanish veterinary services deem appropriate in the address or addresses that the interested parties indicate in accordance with the sanitary regulations in force.
  • The sanitary certificate must be written in at least Spanish.
  • It will be considered commercial shipping: if the pet flies alone or is a puppy under 1 year old. If the number of companion animals transported by a person or their representative is greater than five, it will also be considered commercial shipping and the import regulations will be applied.
  • It is considered non-commercial if the passenger or authorized person flies with the pet or within 5 days before or after the pet.
  • The maximum number of animals that can accompany the traveler is five. They must come covered by a sanitary certificate according to the established model.

Pets Export from the European Union

Specific documentation is required from customs, veterinarians and companies Within the European Union:

  • European passport for the movement of pets, where vaccines and deworming appear applied to the pet. The vaccines must be placed 21 days before traveling.
  • Be identified with a microchip
  • Certificate of good health, whose date of issue should not exceed 10 days.
  • Rabies vaccine updated (by country)
  • Deworming test 24/48 hours before the flight
  • Commercial invoice, in the case of a commercial shipment; or a statement of value in the case of a shipment between individuals.
  • Full name, complete address and telephone number of the person who withdrew the animal.
  • Full name, complete address and telephone number of the person sending the animal.

* If you travel to the United Kingdom, Ireland, Malta, Finland or Norway, you must also:

Treat the animal with praziquantel between 48 and 120 hours before arriving in the country.

* To travel to the following countries and territories, the pet must meet the requirements described in the previous section (European Union): Andorra, Switzerland, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Greenland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, City of Vatican.

* If you are traveling to third countries, the pet must meet the requirements established for each country.

Pets Import to the European Union

Necessary documentation

  • Primer / European passport where vaccines are applied 21 days before shipment.
  • Deworming test 24/48 hours before the flight.
  • Be identified with a microchip or tattoo (if this was done before 03/07/2011).
  • Certificate of good health, whose date of issue should not exceed 10 days.
  • Rabies vaccine updated.
  • Deworming test 24/48 hours before the flight.
  • Commercial invoice, in the case of a commercial shipment; or a statement of value in the case of a shipment between individuals.
  • DNI / NIE and / or PASSPORT
  • Clearance authorization
  • AWB copy
  • Full name, complete address and telephone number of the person who withdrew the animal.
  • Full name, complete address and telephone number of the person sending the animal.
  • Copy of passenger ticket in case of non-commercial movement.

NOTES:

We need a copy of all the documentation at least 2 days before arrival.
The animals should arrive preferably Monday through Friday in the morning.