In-Home Pet Health Certificate for International Travel

International travel with your pet will require an examination by an AQIS (Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service)-accredited veterinarian and fulfilling other specific qualifications depending on the country you are travelling to. Your pet will also need a health certificate issued by an AQIS-accredited vet. Our mobile veterinarians are AQIS-accredited, have the authority to issue an AQIS-certified pet travel certificate for international travel, and are here to help! We are here to simplify the process of obtaining an international pet travel certificate, as we can come to you.

What is an International Pet Travel Health Certificate?

An international pet travel health certificate is a document provided by your veterinarian that certifies that your cat or dog is healthy and has met all requirements to travel internationally. Requirements vary depending on the destination country.

If you are travelling internationally, you are responsible for meeting each country’s requirements. Some countries have very strict rules when it comes to visiting with pets, so make sure that you do your research. You may be required to update or add to your pet’s vaccines, or in some cases, even quarantine for a set period. Please refer to the AQIS pet travel website for additional information about international requirements.

When to Get Your Cat or Dog’s International Travel Health Certificate

We recommend that you begin the process at least three months before you plan to travel internationally with your pet. Our mobile veterinarians will travel to your home for the exam, so that’s one less thing you will need to worry about before you travel and less stress for your pet! We can also help you to determine what tests or vaccines your pet may need if any.

Our Process

Leave ample time before travelling to obtain your international health certificate and meet all necessary importation requirements. Sometimes pets need to be examined and certified within a specific time frame before travelling. The certificates we issue may need endorsement by AQIS immediately after your pet’s examination, which may take a few days. Once you’re ready to schedule your appointment for an international health certificate for pet travel, you can book right on our website or convenient mobile app. Once you’ve booked your day and time, we will send you a quick form to complete before the appointment. This form is very important and will guide our conversation during your appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

An international pet certificate is necessary to obtain before travelling out of the country with your pet. A domestic pet health certificate may be issued for interstate travel within Australia. Not all states require a pet health certificate, but most airlines do. Both types have specific requirements that need to be met before travel.

The destination country will want to ensure that any visiting pets are in good health and meet their health requirements. These requirements may include recent or new vaccinations and a comprehensive wellness exam. Airline companies also require health certificates to ensure your dog or cat does not have any transmissible health conditions that could be passed on to passengers or other pets, such as fleas and ticks.

Costs associated with obtaining an AQIS pet travel certificate for international travel will vary, depending on the following factors:


The cost of a veterinarian exam – the cost of the exam from one of our mobile veterinarians and the issuance of a pet health certificate varies, depending on the location where you book your appointment.

Additional vaccines your pets may need

Any lab tests required by the country where you will be travelling to

AQIS endorsement fees – AQIS charges a fee to endorse an international health certificate, as well as any lab results or other documents related to your pet’s travel.

We recommend contacting us directly for a quote based on your specific circumstances.

Most countries require a pet health certificate for international travel, but the exact requirements can vary greatly between countries. It’s important to research your destination country’s specific rules and regulations related to pet travel well in advance of your trip.

Booking an appointment with us is easy. Simply visit our website or use our mobile app to schedule your pet’s exam. Once you’ve chosen a date and time, we will send you a quick form to complete before the appointment. This form is critical as it will guide our conversation during your appointment.

Travelling with your pets can be a wonderful experience, and we’re here to make the process as easy and stress-free as possible. Get in touch with us today to schedule your pet’s international health certificate appointment.