How to transport your cat to Canada

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We can help you transport your pet cat to Canada

If you need to travel with your cat to Canada there are a set of rules and regulations you need to abide by. These include; vaccinations, containers,  and certifications. Should you require any assistance in this matter you are welcome to contact us.

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Canada has a strict import protocol where vaccinations are concerned. An official veterinarian of New Zealand must verify that no case of rabies has ever occurred in New Zealand and that the cat has been located in New Zealand 6 months prior to shipment or since birthor that the cat originated in Canada and are thus are being returned directly from New Zealand. If your cat has been located in a country other than New Zealand or Canada in the 6 months prior to shipment he/she needs to be accompanied with a valid rabies vaccination certificate. This certificate can either be in French or English and should be completed by a licensed veterinarian from the country of origin. The certificate must clearly identify your cat and show that he/she is vaccinated against rabies.

MPI will examine your cat on the day of departure he/she must be fit for travel and free of ectoparasites including ticks, fleas and worms. You are welcome to contact us if you need the contact information for a registered veterinarian.


When you leave from New Zealand to Canada with your cat, your cat must be accompanied by an MPI export certificate that is completed and signed by an official MPI approved vet we will arrange this booking on your behalf. This Certificate needs to be completed before departure. The vet will also check for ticks,fleas and worms.  Your cat must be microchipped and you will need to complete a Vet & Owners Declaration. The Owners Declaration to be completed by the Owner and the Vet Declaration to be completed by a local registered Vet; they do not need to be MPI approved. We will provide you with the Declaration for you to complete.

On the day of departure the MPI Vet will also issue an AWEC (Animal Welfare Export Certificate).  If you have any questions you are welcome to call us, we will gladly assist you in this regard.


It is important that your cat travel in an IATA compliant and airline certified container. Ensure that the container is appropriate for the size,breed and weight of your cat. It is along flight to Canada and you want your friend to be safe and comfortable. If you require any assistance on how to choose a transport container or certified animal carrier airline you are welcome to contact us. We will assist you in any way possible.


New Zealand aviation rules require that animals have to be transported by the use of animal transportation services. If you do choose Aero Pets to arrange your cat’s booking, we will arrange the check-in and required documents so you can sit back and enjoy your flight knowing that your cat has been taken care of. Once you arrive in Canada you simply have to collect your cat and you can start your new journey together.