Ali'i Veterinary Hospital

75-349 Hualalai Road
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740


Travel with pets to other countries can be very complex. 

We highly recommend consulting with your veterinarian at least

6 months BEFORE your travel date.  Depending on where you plan to go

and whether you are returning to Hawaii, a Pet Transport Company may be recommended.


The key information that you will need to know to begin preparing for international travel includes:


  •  Dates of travel
  • A list of your travel route, including all seaports or airports that you will travel through to get to your destination
  • Whether your pet has a microchip, verification of the date that the microchip was implanted and whether the microchip is ISO-Compliant
  • Documentation of most recent vaccinations from a veterinarian


The USDA has an excellent website to get started with learning requirements for travel to foreign countries and territories at:


 Most people start with this website, then consult with their veterinarian to begin the preparation process.