Important Things You Need to Know About Bringing Your Pet to Israel

Most pet owners treat their furry friend as a family member. With that said, pet owners should never make mistakes when travelling with pets, especially when travelling to Israel.

Pets entering Israel must have all the required vaccinations, blood test, and documents. If you are planning to come to Israel with your pet, the tips below will throw you a bone.

1. Shipping Through Different Ports

You have a family pet. You love him. You die on its little brown eyes, and you feel happy and proud at the lustre of its scales (or fur). And today you are coming to Israel and cannot tolerate the idea of leaving fang or spot behind. Let’s start with the point that domestic pets can only enterIsrael through particular ports. Above all is Ben Gurion Airport but you may also bring your pet through Ashdod Port, Eilat Port and Haifa Port.

2. Your Pet Needs Documents

There is no point to drag your fast one and explain to the Customs official that your molosser is a dog having a bad hair day. If it is banned, it is banned. Like your story, your furry friend needs all the relevant documents. This can include a vaccination booklet (with a valid rabies vaccine) and a health certificate from the veterinary services in your origin, dated within 10 days of your trip. 

3. No Signs and Symptoms of a Contagious Disease 

The veterinarian’s official document should also testify that your pet shows no signs and symptoms of a contagious disease. To make your beloved’s planned arrival as easy as possible, you will need to send your documents to the specific port of arrival a couple of days before your pet lands. A preapproval should be given.

4. Age Factor

Dogs and cats have to be beyond dewy-eyed beginnings: Under Israeli legislation, they need to be at least 4 months of age. You have to bring an authorised assertion that you’ve owned your pet for at least 3 months before its entrance to Israel.

How can you tell if your dog or cat meets the Israeli regulations? Consult with your veterinarian before you decide to take the flight. If you fulfil all the requirements, your furry friend may enter Israel. If not, your pet could possibly be quarantined or perhaps returned to its country of origin,or even, in intense situations, ruined, as the chief veterinarian at the port of arrival makes a decision. No matter what the final decision will be, you will have to pay the necessary bill.

Wrapping Up

Looking for another useful tip? If so, you better read about Israel’s Pet Import Regulations. If you are connecting flights and your pet is in the cargo hold, you should make sure he was shifted to the next airline flight too.

It’s also sensible to seek advice from the airline’s officials if you are trying to determine the import conditions on your own.

Last but not least, if all your paperwork unnerves you, you can find some companies that are experts in flying domestic pets all over the world.

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