Health Certificates for International Travel
Our USDA accredited veterinarians are approved to sign health certificates for travel nationally, as well as internationally.
PLEASE BE ADVISED that as of 2021, many countries which used to allow pets in, are NO LONGER allowing pets in from certain countries. Also, beginning July 14, 2021, due to high rabies risk, there is a temporary suspension which prohibits the entry of pets INTO the United States arriving from certain countries. This would mean that if you take your pet to one of those countries, you will not be allowed to bring them back. Please research carefully before deciding to travel with your pets. These restrictions are currently in flux, and should be checked each time you decide to travel. Here is a link to the CDC list of countries banned from imported dogs:
Please be advised that you must contact the airline(s) you will be using AND the state or country you will be entering with your pet for up to date travel requirements. Every state, country and airline has different forms and requirements for animal travel. Our veterinarians are happy to help with this often complicated and time consuming process, but you are ultimately responsible for the accuracy of all requirements and documents.
Please consult this link for the USDA website on pet travel, to start to identify necessary procedures and documents : USDA Pet Travel Information
You may also need to contact the Embassy or Consulate of your desired destination country or the state veterinarian's office in the destination state. They will provide you with the most accurate information regarding the protocol for traveling with your pet. Most countries require an International Health Certificate to be approved by the U.S. government. If the country you have selected requires a stamped approval, you will need to have this done with the USDA office in Albany, NY based on your country's requirements. If you have any questions regarding the process, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are more than happy to assist with any concerns you may have.
Once you have gathered all requirements, please call the office to schedule an appointment. 207-799-6952
Once you have scheduled your appointment:
Thank you for scheduling your Health Certificate Examination with Veterinary and Rehabilitation Center of Cape Elizabeth! Traveling with your pet can be a very confusing and stressful experience. To insure a successful and pleasant trip, please make sure you are aware of all the requirements for your destination. In order to prepare for your appointment, please fill out this form prior to your appointment.