How to get my cats to Japan as painlessly as possible.
September 22, 2010 8:37 AM Subscribe
Anyone have any recent experience bringing a pet into Japan and avoiding quarantine? Advice about the formidable paperwork?
posted by dmvs to Pets & Animals (4 answers total)
Possibly moving to Japan from U.S. within a year for husband's job. No way am I going without my cats. I've already read a lot on the Japan Animal Quarantine Service site. The paperwork and procedures looks daunting, but I'm up to it. I'm looking for reassurance from someone who's been through the process successfully (or accounts from anyone who had a bad experience). The thought of putting my babies in extended (up to 180 days) quarantine horrifies me.
Also, wondering what it's like, if you take your cat as carry-on, going through security. I understand you must remove the cat from carrier. This seems like it could be nightmarish with a scared struggling 12 lb cat.