When considering interstate or international travel for your horse or other equids, plan ahead because some preparations may need to start months in advance.
The information contained in this section is supplemental to Transporting Animals - Basic Requirements and Considerations and Basic Timeline for Interstate and International Travel with Animals, which apply to all animal species. In addition, please review the following AVMA resources, which were designed with you and your animals in mind.
Countries, territories, states, and even public modes of transportation have requirements and restrictions on the transport of horses and other equids. This includes miniature horses that qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as service animals. When transporting horses or their hooved relatives across state, territory, or international borders, a certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI) is generally required by the authorities at destination. Be aware that some countries and states may require your animal to be placed in quarantine before departure or upon arrival.
It is your responsibility to comply with the import requirements of the authorities at the destination, and the chart below will help you find the rules and regulations that impact you and your animal. In addition, the International Pet and Animal Transportation Association may be able to assist with your animal’s international travel.