Domestic Pet Travel Requirements
Veterinarians looking for information on these requirements? Please visit this page.
Interstate Travel within the United States
For more information, consult the ODA's travel requirements summary and your veterinarian.
- A Certificate of Veterinary Inspection is required, issued no more than 30 days prior to entry. This certificate must state: "This animal has not been exposed to rabies nor has rabies been diagnosed within a radius of 50 miles within the past six months."
- For animals four months and older, current rabies vaccination required according to manufacturer´s instructions (1 or 3 year vaccine).
- A Certificate of Veterinary Inspection and current rabies vaccination is required to enter Alaska. Read their requirements here.
- Hawaii has quarantine and health requirements for arriving pets that you should plan well in advance for.
Published: March 9, 2009; Updated:
Sources: Oregon Department of Agriculture, United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
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