How to get your Pet from the US to France

When traveling with your pet internationally, there are health requirements specific to each country. If you do not follow regulations, it can cause further problems. Almost every country has different laws for entering with pets whether by ground or air.


In order to travel with your pet to travel from the US to France, there are multiple steps that you must follow in order to have your pet import the country from the US. First, ask yourself, “does your pet have an EU Pet PAssport?” The EU Passport makes traveling into the European Union easier. If your pet has a valid EU Pet Passport, and their rabies vaccination is up to date, then all they need is their EU Passport in order to travel back into the EU. If your pet does not have an EU Pet Passport or their information on their passport is not up to date, then the following steps are required in order for Pet Transport to France. 

1. Microchip

  • Your pet must have an ISO compatible microchip placed under their skin for identification once arriving in the country. 

2. Rabies Vaccination

  • Your pet must have an up to date rabies vaccination in order to enter France. Your pet should be accompanied with a copy of their certificate of vaccination. Rabies vaccination should occur at least 21 days before transport and also should occur the same day or after their ISO compatible microchip is implanted. Pets under 15 weeks CANNOT enter the country.

3. Health Certificate

  • In order to transport your pet into France, they must be accompanied by a health certificate. The type of health certificate depends on the type of pet transport. A Non-Commercial or Commercial EU Health Certificate must be signed by a USDA licensed Veterinarian and then have it signed and endorsed by the APHIS office. 

Air Pet Transport to France

Airlines have their own specifications for pet transport. France requires a separate health certificate. Regulations change depending on what airline you use for pet transportation.

How ATW can Help

Animal Transportation Worldwide is a leader in Pet Transportation. We are here to help you safely and efficiently transport your pet both domestically and internationally. We offer both ground and air transport all around the world for your pets! When it comes to booking your pets international transport, regulations and guidelines must be met. From booking flightsdoor to door transport, and even helping with paperwork, our team can help make your pets transport process move smoothly.

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