Importing and exporting your pet
Well in advance of any pet travel, check the pet import rules of the destination country, as well as your own country, to ensure there won’t be any problems bringing your pet home. Traveling to South Korea was fairly straightforward, as was taking our dog to Europe a couple years ago. [Note: Recently South Korea has become more strict about the TITER test, see below] Other countries have very strict regulations, and bringing your pet can be difficult and expensive.
The import rules will include forms that have to be filled out by you, your vet, and probably a government authority. It’s not too complicated, but the timing is specific with vaccinations and tests, microchips, and health approval forms, so plan ahead.
Some countries like Korea require a Rabies Antibody Test (TITER) administered by an internationally approved laboratory or by the competent authority of the exporting country up to 24 months prior to boarding/entry. This is waived only if you are coming from a rabies-free country. Please check all regulations that apply for both importing country and exporting country.