Tips for Traveling to Africa With Your Dog
Dog is traveling with you
13 Jun
2017

With dog in your carTips if you are considering to travel with your best buddy to Africa

If you’re planning on traveling to Egypt, Morocco or South Africa with your dog, peruse this checklist and make preparations well before your departure date. You must also be sure that your dog will always be at your side. In order to achieve this you must either use a lease or a wireless device such as a dog fence to keep your puppy within a short distance. 

For information about bringing your pet to other African countries, visit the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) website.

You should consult with your veterinarian and the consulate of the country you are traveling to for additional information.

When you are booking your flight, check your airline’s regulations for flying with pets. This is especially important if you are traveling during the summer. Many airlines do not allow animals in the cargo area between June and September. Short-snouted dogs are not allowed on some airlines. Some airlines allow small dogs to fly as passengers in the cabin; note that you will have to buy a separate ticket for your dog in advance of your flight. Since flights to these countries are several hours long, if you have a big dog, you might want to consider leaving your pooch at home, if possible.

Egypt

According to APHIS, the following regulations apply to bringing a dog into Egypt:

  1. A health certificate (APHIS Form 7001/International Health Certificate) must be completed and signed by a veterinarian who is certified by APHIS. The health certificate must also be stamped and approved by APHIS. The fee and processing time for the APHIS endorsement varies; contact the Veterinary Services Area Office in your state for more information. The certificate must be completed no more than 14 days before you arrive in Egypt with your dog. Be aware that even with a health certificate, your dog may still be examined by an Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture veterinarian upon your arrival.
  2. Your dog must be vaccinated for distemper, hepatitis, parvo, leptospirosis, DHLPP and rabies at least four weeks and no more than 12 months before your arrival.
  3. Your dog must have a microchip compatible with international standards (ISO 11784/11785).
  4. If your dog is suspected of having a disease upon your arrival, he will be quarantined for up to 15 days. You will be charged for the care and feeding of your dog during the quarantine period.

Morocco

APHIS lists the following regulations for traveling with your dog to Morocco:

  1. Your dog must have a health certificate (APHIS Form 7001/International Health Certificate) and rabies vaccination certificate that are both endorsed by APHIS in the state where they were issued.
  2. The certificate must then be sent to and authenticated by the U.S. Department of State Authentication Office. The authenticated certificate must be sent with the processing fee and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Consular Section of the Moroccan Embassy for legalization.
  3. A microchip is not required, but it is recommended.
  4. There are no quarantine requirements for healthy dogs.

South Africa

If you’re planning to take your dog with you to South Africa, APHIS notes the following requirements.

  1. You must have your dogs’ nails groomed.
  2. You must apply for and receive a South African Veterinary Import Permit from the Republic of South Africa Department of Agriculture.
  3. The permit will be sent to you along with a health certificate that must be completed and signed by an APHIS-certified veterinarian within 10 days of your departure to South Africa.
  4. If you are traveling from a country that is not free of rabies (such as the United States), your dog must receive a rabies vaccination at least 30 days but not longer than 12 months before your trip to South Africa. Dogs from the UK, Australia and New Zealand are not required to have a rabies vaccination.
  5. Your dog must have a microchip compatible with international standards (ISO 11784/11785).
  6. Healthy dogs from most countries are not quarantined upon arrival.
  7. When you and your dog arrive in South Africa, you must present the veterinary import permit, health certificate and rabies vaccination certificate (if applicable) to the South African Veterinary Import Control officer at the port of entry.

Tips for Traveling to India With Your Dog
13 Jun
2017

Tips for traveling with your dog abroad.

If youre planning on traveling to India with your dog, be aware that there are strict requirements for bringing pets into this country. For this reason it is essential that you start preparing well in advance of your departure.

You may dog suitcasebring a maximum of two dogs into India as excess baggage on your flight. Note that you cannot bring your dog to Bangalore, Hyderabad or Pune.

The following are some of the items that must be included on your preparation checklist, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and IndiaMike.com, a website with tips for traveling in India. You should consult with your veterinarian and the consulate of India for additional information.


  • A health certificate (APHIS Form 7001/International Health Certificate) must be completed and signed by a veterinarian who is certified by APHIS. The health certificate must also be stamped and approved by APHIS. The fee and processing time for the APHIS endorsement varies; contact the Veterinary Services Area Office in your state for more information. The certificate must be completed no more than 14 days before you arrive in India with your dog.
  • If you are traveling from a country that is not free of rabies (such as the U.S., Canada or Europe), your dog must receive a rabies vaccination at least 30 days before your trip to India.
  • You must obtain a No Objection Certificate (NOC) for your dog from the Animal Quarantine and Certification Service Station in India. This document can only be obtained in person, but you can arrange for a pet transport agent in India (such as Yashbans) to get it on your behalf. You will need to send the agent your dogs health certificate, a complete record of his vaccinations and a copy of your flight confirmation that indicates your arrival and departure dates. The NOC takes about five working days to obtain. You must carry this document with you at all times while you are in India.
  • A microchip is not required (but many who travel with their dogs recommend one).
  • Check your airline’s regulations for flying with pets. This is especially important if you are traveling during the summer. Many airlines do not allow animals in the cargo area between June and September. Short-snouted dogs are not allowed on some airlines. Some airlines allow small dogs to fly as passengers in the cabin; note that you will have to buy a separate ticket for your dog in advance of your flight.
  • Make sure your crate meets your airline’s requirements, and affix a duplicate copy of the NOC to the outside of the crate.

Some tips for when you arrive in India.:

  • If you are planning to travel by train, be sure to check whether dogs are allowed on board. Some trains have kennels and an attendant for dogs.
  • You should not let your dog drink tap water. Water should be boiled before your dog drinks it.

Since vets are not available in all areas, its a good idea to pack a first-aid kit for your dog, and have your own vets email and phone number handy in case you have questions.


Suggestions when traveling with your dog
30 May
2017

For many of us, summer is a time of activities, adventures, and fun travel with our furry friends. With great resources like Dog-Friendly Establishments, we can find so many places to take our canine companions. The truth is, though, sometimes our dogs just can’t travel with us, no matter how much we may want them to. Here are some tips from Animal Communicator Faye Pietrokowsky on how to make things easier on both you and your poochie pal when you just can’t take them with you.

As an animal communicator, I hear both views – the humans’ and the dogs’. Here are some suggestions to help you and your dogs when you travel.

The first thing to remember is that it is very difficult to fool your furry friends. Because they are so dependent upon us for their survival and well-being, they often know us better than we know them! They study us; they read our minds. Most of the time, they pay closer attention to us than we do to them. Some of you might find this difficult to believe, but others, I’m sure, will know it’s true.

The following are some things that you can do to make your travels less stressful and worrisome, both for you and your furry friend. They are suggestions that have been given to me telepathically by the animals I’ve communicated with, and humans who live with and love animals have found them useful. These may help you and your dog be more at peace when you have to travel without them.

  • Tell your dog that you are going away before your bring your suitcases out to pack.
  • If you often take your dog places with you, explain to your furry friend why he or she is not traveling with you this time.
  • Tell your dog when you will be returning.
  • Every day you are away from your dog, send him or her a warm and loving thought. I call these “mental emails,” and I encourage people to send them to their beloved friends as often as possible when they are away.
  • When your dog cannot travel with you, most prefer to stay in their own home with someone they know. The next best thing is to go to a home that they have been to before and stay with someone they know well.
  • If your dog is a rescue animal, leaving him or her in a kennel where they are locked up may trigger unpleasant memories. If you can’t have a dog-sitter come to your house or leave your dog with someone you know, look for a kennel that doesn’t have cages or anything resembling bars.
  • Promise to take your dog for a car ride, an extra-long walk, or to bring it a special treat upon your return, and keep your promise.
  • Above all else, know that your dog KNOWS that you will return.

Mexico
22 Feb
2017


Caribbean Sea

The location of this Mayan site is unique. Tulum perched on cliffs above the Caribbean Sea on the east coast of the Mexican peninsula of Yucatán. This once made the place a major commercial hub. In the 13th and 14th century, Tulum was one of the largest cities in Yucatán. Among the most famous buildings still preserved are the so-called “Temple of the Descendant God”, the “Temple ofthe Wind” and the frescoes. If you see the ruins of the settlement in front


Kitzbuhel
22 Feb
2017

Kitzbuhel

It’s all in one. Ski Resort, Shopping Mile, Prominententreff, World Class Ski Races, Gourmettetempel, Bilderbuchaltstadt. Kitzbühel is at the same time fashionable, traditional, decadent, petty, casual, homey, international, crowded, expensive.The Munich “suburb” in Tyrol (and in fact, in fact, part of Bavaria’s history) offers skiers not only 170 km of slopes and 56 romantic ski huts.

To 60 prepared runs lead 53 cableways and lifts (unfortunately not always the most modern). Very pleasant in this regard is that all valley lifts are free. This should look forward to beginners and re-entry, as well as parents who put their little ones on the boards. And it has also spread around the world.In November, Kitzbühel was voted the world’s best ski resort on the occasion of the “World Ski Awards”. The jury consisted of almost 1.5 million winter sports fans from 137 countries. The gloss of this label should be enough to light up to the end of the season at Easter 2016.


Tibetan Semo
22 Feb
2017

An impressive but admirable photo can be shot on the Tibetan Semo La at 5565 meters, the highest passable mountain pass in the world – even a weekly bus runs here. However, an entry permit to Tibet and a visa to China are obligatory for travel by air or Qinghai-Tibet train. Almost as high as the Semo La lies the mining village of La Rinconada in the Peruvian Andes, at 5100 meters it is thus the highest permanent city in the world.

Within the last few years the population has increased to 50,000 inhabitants thanks to the international demand for gold, but there is hardly any significant tourist infrastructure in the Minensiedlung. There is also the highest waterfall in the world, the Salto Ángel, in the national park Canaima in the southeast of Venezuela. The pilot Jimmie Angel had the 979 meters high and later named after him natural phenomena only 1933 again.

There has been little change since then: first by plane to the lagoon of Canaima, from there a one-day boat trip to the waterfall. Although located in the middle of the rainforest, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Venezuela.