Right now, all over the world, thousands of families are preparing for Aliyah this summer. Many have loving family members that they would never imagine leaving behind: their pets. However many people do not realize how long it can take to prepare a pet for import to Israel. Each country has their own regulations and requirements for import of animals.
Preparing dogs and cats for import to Israel can take over four months. Dangerous breeds, puppies and kittens, or exotic pets can take longer. Terminal4Pets founder Dr Eytan Kreiner recommends that anyone planning Aliyah in the summer start preparing their pets now. This will give you time to organize all aspects of the import appropriately and avoid last minute issues.
Terminal4Pets Flight Management Service was established to provide our clients with a comprehensive pet travel package including a full range of services geared to assist in the relocation of your pet. What does our flight management service include?
Flight Planning- While our Aliyah clients often take ElAl Aliyah flights, coordinating their arrival to these flights can be difficult. Our pet transportation specialists will assist you step by step to choose the best flight plan, taking into consideration import and export regulations, airline policies, pet friendly airports, flight routes, and all other important factors when booking a flight. We will always focus on your pets' health, safety, and comfort as our first priority. We work with your schedule, budget, and specific requirements to provide you with your best options for flights.
Regulations and Documentation- Importing pets to Israel requires an intricate understanding of country export and import regulations, health requirements, airline policies, and government authorities. Our pet transportation specialists will utilize their years of knowledge and experience to guide you through all the regulations involved in your pets travel. We will provide you with instructions and guidance through each document necessary to ensure you are fully prepared. You will gain peace of mind, knowing that every detail is taken care of.
Flight Kennel – It is mandatory to have an airline approved kennel for pets traveling internationally. Choosing a kennel that is right for your pet, for the airline, and for your destination can be an involved process. Terminal4Pets pet relocation specialists will assist you to purchase, prepare, and acclimate your pet to a proper kennel or carrier for them.
Veterinarian Guidance- Israeli import regulations and health requirements are strict. It is crucial to follow each requirement to the specific regulations of Israel. Many of these regulations are time sensitive and must be done within the required period. Our pet transportation specialists will provide you with a guide to all health requirements. In addition, a Terminal4Pets veterinarian will advise you regarding your pets health and safety for travel.
Pet owners making Aliyah to Israel are entitled to a post flight veterinary health check, free of charge at our veterinary clinic in Maccabim Israel.
With all the considerations, bureaucracy, decisions, and plans required for the Aliyah process, let us take care of your pets Aliyah so you can be assured they will arrive happily and safely to Israel.