Holiday Pet Travel, Fall-Winter 2020–a Dog and Cat Advisory from Air Animal

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — People busily searching for fall and winter 2020 pet travel options confront confusing requirements and regulations that change from airline to airline. If you’re one of them, this article is for you.

Please remember that human travelers planning holiday, leisure travel and vacations are responsible for booking their own and their pet’s travel with their chosen airlines.

Air Animal serves people relocating for job opportunities, career advancement, military PCS and those returning to their home countries. Air Animal Pet Movers relocates pets moving with their families anywhere in the U.S. by ground, by air or a combination of the two. For people moving overseas, Air Animal understands the destination requirements to get pets to their new homes with the least amount of stress.

“Our Air Animal team fields a sizable number of phone calls, LiveChat website inquiries and online requests for pet move proposals every day,” said Walter M. Woolf, Air Animal CEO and founding veterinarian. “We know the pet-friendly airlines. That’s why our team compiled our Holiday Pet Travel guide to help human holiday, leisure and vacation travelers.”

Air Animal’s 2020 Holiday Pet Travel guide focuses on North, Central and South America. Pet travel health documents required vary between airlines and from one destination to another. For example, Hawaii’s protocol requires a rabies antibody test before entry. As long as human travelers follow all the pet travel rules, Hawaii waives quarantine. See the resources menu at for country pet import requirements.

Consult Air Animal’s list before purchasing a non-refundable passenger ticket for fall or winter leisure travel. Find the airline with the pet travel and acceptance policy that permits pets as “cabin baggage” in the passenger compartment. Every passenger airline defines the number of pets eligible to fly as cabin baggage, their weight and size, and the permitted breeds and species. Airline passenger cabin policies differ—especially when it comes to the number of pets allowed in the passenger compartment.

The fall/winter 2020 pet travel scenario includes families in the USA taking their pets with them visiting relatives overseas for special life cycle events, weddings, graduations and religious holidays. The common requirements for international pet leisure travel are:

  • An implanted microchip for pet verification
  • A rabies vaccination at least 30 days old but not more than one year old
  • An international health certificate issued by a USDA-accredited veterinarian and validated by the USDA within 10 days of flight.

Canada, the Bahamas and Mexico do not require USDA endorsement for entry.

Summing Up
Leisure and holiday travelers should use the self-service Air Animal 2020 Holiday Pet Travel guide before booking holiday flights. Call the airlines and ask questions. Families relocating with pets, request a personalized pet move proposal using Air Animal’s 24/7 online form.

Thanks for your time and be safe out there!

About Air Animal
Air Animal has helped more than 55,000 families move their 110,000 furry, feathered and scaly pets around the globe since 1977. They welcome pet move authorizations and referrals from major corporations, relocation management agencies, household goods movers, veterinarians, families, U.S. military and government transferees. Get the best in animal care and transportation. Air Animal is an appointed and endorsed IATA air cargo sales agency working with all airlines that move animals. They are an Indirect Air Carrier cleared for tendering live animals to airlines by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration. See to learn more about Pet Moving Made Easy®.


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