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    I heard today that sending a pet over seas cost $1000.00 per pet?!

    Is that accurate? Do we have to pay for that out of pocket if we get orders to Italy or Japan?

    Just wondering, we have 2 dogs and I am wondering what will happen if we have to make that choice.
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    My understanding is if there is a quarantine period you would have to pay for that (Hawaii and Japan).
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    in japan u can now quarintain in your house it saves a ton!! buuuuuuuut u have to get a house and that is hard lol


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    I have never heard of it costing $1000 to ship a pet. We only paid a little over $100 per animal when we moved to and from Italy. Also, you do have to pay this out of pocket, pets are not considered dependents or luggage by the military. Good luck and be sure to check with the airlines for quotes, don't go by what you have heard.
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    Does anyone know if there is a quarintine period in Italy? Apparently we have a chance of going there...

    If worst comes to worst I was boobing about this on my blog and DH's father said they would be happy to take our dog (nice for FIL, to inherit a trained hunting dog). Not the best situation, but it is do-able, better than a stranger having our fur baby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCArmyWife View Post
    Does anyone know if there is a quarintine period in Italy? Apparently we have a chance of going there...

    If worst comes to worst I was boobing about this on my blog and DH's father said they would be happy to take our dog (nice for FIL, to inherit a trained hunting dog). Not the best situation, but it is do-able, better than a stranger having our fur baby.
    Well I think my DH said my MIL said their animals were in quarantine (they just PCS'd to Italy) but everything I've read said that Italy does not quarantine.


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    i would see if you could have them in your home!


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    You know what, we have some friends that got their Great Dane on THEIR ORDERS to Germany. Yep, no quarantine, no extra $$$ - look into it. I have NO idea how they did it, but it's something worth looking into
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    Quote Originally Posted by USNwifey03 View Post
    I have never heard of it costing $1000 to ship a pet. We only paid a little over $100 per animal when we moved to and from Italy. Also, you do have to pay this out of pocket, pets are not considered dependents or luggage by the military. Good luck and be sure to check with the airlines for quotes, don't go by what you have heard.
    You got lucky if you only paid $100 to ship animals from the US to Italy.

    And you don't always have to pay out of pocket for animals. When my dad was in we moved to and from HI and didn't pay for any of our 3 animal on the way there...coming home we had one extra at so we paid for him but still.


    as for import to Italy:
    (from rome.usembassy.gov)

    Importing Pets into Italy

    The EU has issued a new regulation (2003/998/EC and subsequent amendments) covering importation of pets into the EU and travel of same within the EU. The latter is completely new, since up to now, travelling with your pets within the EU was free of any bureaucratic requirement.

    The required importation document has been amended (find it on-line at www.italyemb.org) and varies slightly depending if the pet is sent as accompanied baggage (traveling with the owner) or shipped as unaccompanied baggage under an airwaybill (traveling separately from the owner).

    Accompanying Pet

    In the first case, the health certificate must contain the following:

    Identification of the animal by means of a readable tattoo or an electronic identification system (transponder/microchip), which provides the pet owners’ and address.
    Statement that the animal has been vaccinated for rabies.
    The certificate expires 4 months after signature by the official veterinarian, or endorsement by the competent authority, or until the date of expiry of the vaccination, whichever is earlier.

    To import pets into Italy, it is not necessary to subject them to tick or echinococcus treatment. Pets arriving into Italy from the U.S. are not subject to the Rabies serological test or quarantine.

    Some airlines require pet health certificates to be issued within 10 days of departure. Please check with the airline you are traveling for its regulations on pet health certificates.

    Unaccompanied Pet



    Pets travelling under an AWB, separate from the owner, must be accompanied by a different certificate (similar to the one used for pets entering the E.U. for commercial movements), issued by Commission Decision 2004/595/EC, and are subject to being examined by an Italian veterinarian at the border, airport or other port of entry into Italy: the veterinarianwill charge a fee.

    If you are transferring from the U.S., the Italian Embassy website provides updated information on the importation of pets.

    Passengers traveling with pets should be aware of the many travel restrictions imposed by American carriers. The restrictions vary considerably from one carrier to another. Therefore, we urge you to contact airlines early and familiarize yourself with their specific requirements well in advance of anticipated travel.

    While in Italy, by law all dogs on the street must be muzzled and leashed.

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