Did you know that? By getting an ESTA, you won't have to leave your pet behind when you go to the United States! You won't have to confide it to other people during your absence, so no more worrying about it.
Because with your ESTA travel authorization for the USA, you will have the right to fly with your dog if you follow the rules!
To be able to travel with your pet, you will need to get your ESTA first. To do this, you will need to fill out the ESTA online form dedicated to this use, pay the fee for this operation and have a valid passport.
Note that it is not necessary to mention in your request that you wish to take your pet with you. His presence will not affect the decision of the competent authorities.
You will be able to bring it with you once you have obtained your travel authorization, subject to three conditions:
Whatever your pet is, in order to take it with you, you will need:
All these documents must be available in English.
The location of your pet's journey will depend entirely on its size. You can take it in the cabin if it weighs less than 6 kg, and if its total weight, including bag or cage, does not exceed 8 kg.
You will have to let it travel in the hold if it is large and subsequently, if its means of transport can be congested.
Travel companies are particularly uncompromising when it comes to transporting animals because it is not only about its safety and comfort, but also about yours and all the passengers.
Also, to avoid any inconvenience, please report the presence of your pet when you book your ticket. Be aware of the company's requirements in this regard, especially the means of transportation required for a safe crossing.
For your pet to be accepted in the cabin, you'll have to transport it either:
If your pet is going to travel in the hold, to ensure its safety and comfort, you will have to transport it in a specific cage, meeting IATA compliance standards, i. e. the following requirements: - a crate must be kept in a safe and comfortable place: - a crate must be kept in a safe place.
For your pet to be able to travel with you, whether in the cabin or in the hold, please allow approximately 200 euros.
To ensure that the trip is carried out in the best possible conditions and to avoid any incidents during the crossing, prepare it in advance. For example, provide a soft cushion on which your little companion can rest.
Also, be sure not to forget your child's favourite and most important toys, feed and drink before you leave.
Avoid trips with one or more stopovers as much as possible, as this can make your pet tired, stressed and nervous.