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Many countries have strict health, quarantine, agriculture, wildlife, and customs requirements or prohibitions for pets. If you decide to take your pet abroad, check with the embassies of the countries you will be going to for any specific requirements they may have.
Make Plans for a Crisis: In the event of a crisis involving a U.S. government coordinated evacuation, we are generally not able to provide transportation assistance for your pets. U.S. citizens traveling or residing abroad with pets should make alternate plans for their care if you have to leave them behind or commercial transport if a crisis occurs abroad. In rare situations when pet transport is available, we will let you know and include the basic requirements/restrictions to facilitate pet travel on a specific flight. We usually do not know the requirements/restrictions in advance of scheduling individual transports.
Working (service) animals, such as guide dogs, are not considered pets. If possible, animals in this classification are accommodated, if they have the required documentation