Vietnam to the United States

Pet travel / Chương trình du lịch thú nuôi

There is no quarantine for cats and dogs in the USA if the import steps are followed correctly. We are here to help make the process easy for you. Book your travel consultation today!

Government regulations change frequently – the information contained here is accurate to the best of our knowledge but be aware that it can change anytime and should be verified before traveling.

Overview:

Before entering the USA your pet must have:

  • Microchip
  • Vaccinations against Rabies and Core dog / cat vaccines
  • Parasite Treatment
  • Veterinary Health Certificate
  • Government International Health Certificate to fly

Microchip

Your pet must be microchipped before, or at the same time as their rabies vaccination. If you do not, they will need to be vaccinated again.

  • The microchip is injected under your pet’s skin near their left shoulder blade
  • This is not a tracking device, but is a way to identify and register your dog/cat

Rabies & Core Vaccines

  • Must be given less than a year prior to departure and no less than 30 days
  • Pet must be at least 3 months of age or older

Parasites

  • Before your pet enters the US, your pet must be treated against certain internal and external parasites by a licensed veterinarian.
  • 1-5 days prior to entering the country

Certificates

Veterinary Health Certificate

A licensed veterinarian must complete the Health Certificate for your pet within 5 days of travel.

Screwworm Certificate

A licensed veterinarian must complete the Screwworm Certificate for your pet within 5 days of travel.

Government International Health Certificate

Must be completed 7 days prior to departure. Paws International Clinic will complete this step for you. Please bring the following to your appointment:

  1. A printed copy of the owner’s passport
  2. A printed copy of your pet’s vaccination book
  3. Your pet’s vaccination book
  4. Address in Danang
  5. Address at destination
  6. Printed copy of your flight itinerary

Cage Requirements

We highly recommend that you start to acclimate your pet to their travel crate and practice crate training. This will make their travel experience less stressful. During your travel consultation, we will measure, weigh and calculate what size crate is best for your dog or cat. The carrier must be IATA approved.

Flight

Please keep in mind that each airline has their own guidelines. Before booking your flight, please call the airline well in advance to see if the flight path allows pets.

There are three ways you can ship your pet:

Your pet can travel on the plane with you: Your pet must not exceed 5kg – 7kg (depending on the airline) or less with its soft carrier to fly with you in the cabin. Some airlines no longer offer this option.

You can check your pet as checked baggage: If your pet is over 7kg but weighing between 33kg – 45kg (depending on airline) they can also fly in the hold as checked baggage. Passengers should be aware that they may not be accepted by some countries due to certain regulations.

You can book your pet on a separate flight: In this case, you will be charged the Manifest cargo rate, which is considerably more than excess baggage. Some airlines no longer offer this option.

*As a rule, animals 33kg- 45kgs or larger (including the weight of the cage) will be charged as manifest cargo even if they travel on the same plane as you. It is important to check with the airline if your pet is close to that weight and to determine if its policy may vary from this general 45kg rule.

Requirements & Procedures for International Travel

Government regulations change frequently – the information contained here is accurate to the best of our knowledge but be aware that it can change anytime and should be verified before travelling.

Our fully-equipped clinic offers a full range of professional veterinary services. You can schedule an appointment on Facebook by clicking the button below or through the chat widget.

COVID-19 Update

Paws International Clinic Da Nang will remain open to address your pet’s urgent and emergency needs.

If your medical concern is mild or you’re managing a chronic condition, our Veterinarians are also available to assist you via Messenger, Facetime or Zoom! Leave a message on Facebook and our team will arrange a TeleVet Call with one of our veterinarians.