Pet Travel and Carrier Arrangements

Find out how to transport your pet safely and legally into and around Costa Rica...

Some airlines insist that a professional pet exporter is used to arrange flights for an animal to ensure that everything is completed on time prior to departure.

Traveling can be very traumatic for animals, so it advisable to allow them to get used to their traveling crate in the months leading up to the flight. Different airlines have different regulations, so the rules for a chosen carrier should be checked when planning the journey.

The International Air Transport Association provides guidelines on how to transport an animal by air. For an animal to travel by air, the container must allow it to stand and turn normally, as well as sit and lie in a natural position.