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Old 25.10.2021, 14:10
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Extra costs and limitations for travel with pets

I do not advocate putting pets through the stress of air travel, but in this largely expat community, sometimes it is necessary. Here are two relatively recent developments that are making this more difficult.
First, Swiss is now imposing a 175 CHF transfer fee for pets traveling in hold that transit via Geneva, Zurich, but also Vienna and Frankfurt.
https://www.swiss.com/us/en/prepare/...als-travelling
Second, the US all but bans imports even by US owners/returnees of pets that come from 113 countries. Switzerland is not among these countries, but any pet that has traveled to these countries in the last six months is affected. This includes some of the basket-case countries in or near Europe like Georgia, Turkey, Ukraine; but also countries that have a pretty good track record as sources of some pure-breds, like Kazakhstan (for Maltese and various breeds of shepherd dogs).
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Re: Extra costs and limitations for travel with pets

Thanks for that XDr!

Further to your comment on importing to the US, here is recent info from the CDC:
https://www.cdc.gov/importation/brin...ates/dogs.html
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Re: Extra costs and limitations for travel with pets

Gosh you would think that as time goes by travel with pet becomes easier and not harder Thanks for posting!
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Gosh you would think that as time goes by travel with pet becomes easier and not harder

We moved the mutts all around the world in the early, mid, and late 90s. And then every few years from 2005 on toyed with the idea of moving again.

Quite a difference in my experiences of airline 'animal friendliness' from the 90s to the present.

I think it's a extension of the fact that everything about air travel has become more difficult, more expensive, more unpleasant.
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