EXPORTING LYRENE KITTENS FROM HUNGARY, EUROPE
GENERAL EXPORT INFORMATION
Basic rules of exporting kittens from any country to any country
· kittens must be at least 4 months old
· rabies vaccination can be administered at the age of 3 months the earliest
· 21 days must pass following the rabies vaccination before starting the journey
· deworming treatment (e.g. Drontal) 24-72 hours before the journey
· international pet passport
· identifier chip
· vet’s certificate of the kitten's being fit for the travel
COUNTRIES WE CAN EXPORT TO
· Upon agreement, however, we have decided not to send kittens or cats to the UK.
EU COUNTRIES AND COUNTRIES ON THE CONTINENT OF EUROPE
Within the EU and in non-EU countries on the continent the regulations are the same (see above). The requirements of the passport, chip, rabies vaccination and deworming are very strict and must be followed accordingly. This means that a kitten is usually 4 months old when she/he can start the journey.
Road transport should be booked and settled by the new families. We can help with recommendations but do not undertake organisation.
FLYING A KITTEN
Flights are a bit complicated. We recommend you to pick up and fly together with your kitten.
For cabin flight as hand luggage you need to confirm with the airline or airlines that they will carry animals. Many of them happily fly pets, e.g. Alitalia, Lufthansa, Air Berlin, SAS, KLM, Air France, Swissair, etc. The cost of flying a kitten within Europe is about EUR 70 (plus your own ticket). If taking a kitten as hand luggage, the rule is one kitten per box per passenger.
If the kitten flies in the cargo, air companies do not accept check-in from individuals, only from registered transport partners. Two kittens can travel together as cargo in one box.
The carrier box must comply with the IATA regulations as for dimensions. In case of flying in cabin, the size of the box is the same as that of the hand luggage. For cargo travel the dimensions are adjusted to the individual pet’s body size. Basically the kitten must be able to stand up and lie comfortably in the box. According to the regulations two animals can share the same container if the animals are under 14kg and are of the same species and compatible, which is a very favourable thing when siblings travel together.
Detailed information can be found on IATA’s website: