Thousands of livestock animals are transported every day across the U.S. When considering interstate or international travel for your livestock, 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 animals. A certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI) will likely be required by the authorities at destination, and be aware that some destinations may require your animals 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(s). In addition, the International Pet and Animal Transportation Association may be able to assist with your animal’s international travel.