Delta Airlines Pet Travel Options
Delta offers several options to get your pet to their destination, and they treat your four-legged friends with the same attention and courtesy their human passengers expect.

International Travel

Steps to Obtain an International Health Certificate for Pets

Please note that preparing for travel to some countries can take months.

Pet Travel to a foreign country can be complex and time consuming. Before you start the process, you will need to know the type of animal traveling, the country of destination, the date of departure from the U.S., and whether or not the pet will be traveling alone, as cargo, or with a person in the cabin of the plane.

Steps involved in international pet travel:

  1. Determine when the pet will be traveling and what the country of destination will be. 
  1. Work with the pet’s veterinarian to determine the destination country’s requirements, including any necessary vaccinations, tests, and/ or treatments. We recommend creating a schedule to make sure all requirements are met within the specified timeframes.
    • Some countries may require:
      • Timeframes that must be met for vaccinations, tests, and/ or treatments
      • Import permits or other pre-travel approval
      • Extensive pre-travel waiting periods
    • If the destination country requires the pet’s health certificate to be endorsed (counter-signed and embossed/ stamped) by APHIS after it has been issued by a veterinarian, the veterinarian issuing the pet’s health certificate must be a USDA Accredited Veterinarian.
  2. Have the pet’s veterinarian issue the health certificate within the validity period set by the destination country.
    • The certificate validity period (time frame a certificate can be used for your pet to travel) will be stated in the health certificate or on the Pet Travel Website.
      • To ensure there is time to complete the entire pre-travel process, APHIS recommends having the pet’s health certificate issued as soon as allowed per the destination country.
  3. When APHIS endorsement of the health certificate is required, the pet’s health certificate must be submitted to a USDA APHIS Veterinary Services Endorsement Office after it has been issued by the pet’s veterinarian.

1.  Mailing (USPS, UPS, FedEx, DHL)
2.  In-person (appointment or walk in, office dependent) 

  1. Once the pet’s health certificate has been issued by a USDA Accredited Veterinarian and endorsed by APHIS (when required), finish any outstanding requirements.
    • Some countries allow treatments to be completed after endorsement.
      • For example, tapeworm treatment for dogs traveling to Finland, Ireland, Norway, UK.
    • Some countries require consulate approval or pre-notification. 
  2. The pet may travel!
    • Airlines may have separate and additional requirements.  Check with your airline to determine what requirements they may have, if any. 

Additional helpful resources available on the APHIS Pet Travel Website include:

  • Pre-Travel Checklist: Tool that can be used to capture the information used to plan for the pet’s trip and complete the process for obtaining a health certificate
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Document:  Contains general information and identifies common problems that prevent endorsement (countersigning and embossing/stamping) of a health certificate by USDA APHIS Veterinary Services
  • Contact information for USDA APHIS Veterinary Services Offices: Veterinary Services can help you and the pet’s veterinarian meet and understand the travel requirements associated with the pet’s destination country.


Wings of Aloha & Aloha Escorts
As part of their animal rescue program, 
Wings of Aloha and Aloha Escorts, local humane societies in Kauai and Maui, transfer pets to the mainland for adoption using Alaska Airlines passenger volunteers! Anybody traveling to the islands can email them with their date of departure and flight info, and they will contact you during your trip if they have pets to transfer!

These 3 businesses specialize in helping people through the complicated process of traveling internationally with their pets.

WorldCare Pet Transport 
From departure to final destination, WorldCare Pet's comprehensive services set the gold standard in compassionate pet relocation.

Choose the company that families and Fortune 500 companies trust to manage each detail of a pet's move with personal attention and logistical precision. As the highest ranked company in customer service satisfaction, we can make all necessary travel arrangements, customized to your needs.

Our team of caring experts will ensure that your pet travels safely and comfortably door-to-door nationwide or anywhere in the world.

Contact Information 
Ashley: (203) 636-0113
(203) 906-9999

International Pet Transport 
Our perspectives on pet travel are the same as our fellow 'Pet Moms and Dads' or caring pet guardians. We each have pets as parts of our families, and we understand the very personal and immediate concerns associated with bringing our pets and other family members half way around the world with us.

Most importantly, once the complex pre-entry process is completed and it is time for the long journey itself, we never compromise on the safety and welfare of your furry family members. This is always our top priority.

Contact Information
Phone Number: (310) 376-2899

Pet Air Carrier
Our experience includes, international and domestic shipping, breeding, grooming, showing, training, vet surgical assistance and rescue. We have the knowledge and expertise to guide you through the complex and changing airline shipping system.

  • IPATA Members and USDA approved, we make pet relocations & ground transportation as safe and worry free as possible!
  • Complete reservation services with airlines using the most direct routes possible.
  • We assist with the preparation of pet travel permits, documents & certificates for international petrelocations. We specialize in the complex preparation for countries requiring Quarantine.
  • Pet shipping services provided to all major U.S. and international airports.
  • 24 hour tracking of all pet shipments by our staff, 7 days a week.
  • We arrange ground transportation to and from airports & residences.

Contact Information
Phone Number: 1-888-293-2210