Everything you need to know about transporting animals in transport
The need to transport pet transport can arise for the owners of almost any animal regardless of its size, whether it is a pet rat, a parrot, a kitten or a St. Bernard. The journey into the composition of the entire family, including with his beloved dog or cat, the need to take animal to vet, participation in exhibitions, for a long period of moving to another city or country would require the owners of mandatory performance requirements that include both in Russia and abroad.
On the train to Russia
Transport of animals by train in Russia is governed by new rules established by Russian Railways from February 2015. Small animal, whose weight does not exceed 20 kg (dogs, decorative rodents, cats, birds and other Pets, are not included in the Red book) can be transported in the train absolutely any category. When it comes to a long distance train, the ticket will have to buy in the first class (excluding sleeping cars and luxury cars). The weight of such animals will not be added to the weight belonging to the passenger-owner of the animal hand Luggage. Animals in the train must be placed in containers, cages, boxes, baskets, whose size will allow them the freedom to sleep in places for hand baggage. On each ticket for a passenger is allowed only one seat for the transport of animals,each piece may have no more than two small animals. When boarding the train will need:
veterinary certificate (certificate, or certificate), not older than five days in advance of carriage on the basis of personal veterinary passport carried in train a pet;
the original vetpasporta stamped on the timely conduct of the treatments, followed quarantines and vaccinations are received on time;
baggage receipt baggage with the phrase “at the hands of the passenger” weighing up to 50 kg (purchased before departure).
Transportation in the manner of wild animals is prohibited!
For transporting large breed dogs (no more than two on the coupe), including a service, you need to buy out the compartment fully, additional payment for transportation of the animal will be charged. The total number in the compartment of the animals and their owners (or accompanying persons) may not exceed the number of seats in this coupe. A commuter train can carry up to two dogs in the vestibule, strictly under the supervision and with the travel of animals. With the exception of guide dogs with blind passengers. The transportation of these dogs always – free. Mandatory for use in all these situations, leashes and muzzles.
Animals can be transported in the car Luggage. Paid for the transportation of small animals individually in the weight up to 20 kg, and for the actual weight – if the animal weighs more norms. You need to be concerned about feeding and caring for a pet during the trip.
By train abroad
Carriage of Pets on trains interstate route (including countries of CIS, Baltics, Georgia) in cars is only possible when it comes to Pets (ornamental birds, cats, dogs, for example). The coupe is bought out completely, it is possible to carry not more than two animals (in cages or in special containers) at the same time. The same applies to guide dogs. Free this category of dogs may be imported only in second-class carriage. Veterinary documents of the international sample, and for travel in Russia is compulsory. Studying not only the representative of the veterinary and customs control declared animals. Strictly need to follow the rules on the transport of dogs without putting them in a cage — the animal must be on a leash and muzzled.
Animals in the aircraft are transported according to the rules of the specific airline. Differences and nuances are always possible (and including a complete ban on the carriage of certain animal species), but there are typical rules. Special attention is paid timely and in compliance with all the veterinary details and travel documents for animals. Often on Board is permitted on only two animals, and therefore to inform the carrier about the trip with the animal should advance. Before boarding the flight and passed the veterinary inspection (check – queue). A dog or cat in the airplane may be allowed for carriage in the cabin only in a special container. Its dimensions in the amount of parameters can not exceed the level of 115 cm, and the total weight of animal and container cannot be larger than 8 (and sometimes 5) kg. Your pet must be comfortable and not crowded, this is a carefully monitored workers vetkontrolya. And if you have prepared the container will not satisfy all the requirements, you will have to take care about the acquisition of new and more appropriate. Sometimes on buying her a special container and the airline insists. The excess weight means that the animal will have to fly in the baggage compartment of an airliner. Free of charge and without a container the dog on the plane can be in only one case – when it comes to the dog accompanying a blind passenger (need the documents on disability of the owner and on the highly trained dog). A muzzle and a leash is strictly required.
Even more stringent requirements for veterinary instruments and regulations for travel with animals on the plane if the flights are international. Some countries prohibit the importation of fighting dogs, either puppies and kittens under the age of 4 months. A number of States generally requires a six-month quarantine for imported animals. Therefore, for each country, as in the airline, it is necessary to clarify the rules of the import of particular type of animals on the plane and additionally in advance. Need data entry of smuggled animals and in the customs Declaration.
Rules for import of animals in Russia
If properly executed international veterinary documents may import up to two acquired abroad cats or dogs for personal use. Return the importation of animals into the country may occur within 90 days after crossing the border based on the RF before the departure of the veterinary certificates. If this deadline is exceeded, we will need the international veterinary documents issued by the host country in compliance with quarantine rules for rabies.
If when travelling abroad have a desire to purchase the animal, should take into account that not all animals (especially rare, or protected) can be taken out by law in each country and according to the CITES Convention. Not so simple and the situation with the importation of animals purchased abroad. Customs inspection will not pass the latter-day owners of exotic parrots, monkeys, kangaroos, wild cats, owls, mollusks, snakes, flying foxes, insects and chameleons. The animals will be confiscated without any compensation, with further sanctions to entering for breaking the law.