Why do I need to hire a cargo agent?
Whenever an animal needs to travel alone, that is, unaccompanied, it is necessary to hire a customs broker. This is because, although of the various operational procedures specially focused on animal welfare, the legislation includes them as cargo, and all imported or exported cargo needs a specialized agent to provide air freight and Customs Clearance in Brazil.
What is an International Veterinary Certificate (Health Certificate)?
The CVI is an international health certificate issued by the International Agricultural Surveillance (VIGIAGRO) (Ministry of Agriculture of Brazil), attesting to the country of destination that the animal has complied with the required animal health requirements.
My pet travels along with the charges?
Usually not. On larger aircraft, such as those used on international flights, there is a compartment called Lower Deck, which serves to accommodate common loads; and another compartment called Bulk (or simply basement) where the animals travel. The hold of the aircraft is pressurized and air-conditioned at ambient temperature, in addition to having low illumination and sound insulation to reduce engine noise.
Does anyone care for him during the stop?
Yes, the largest airlines has pet hotels in their main hubs to accommodate the animals during the stopover. They are called The Comfort Stop. These hotels have individual kennels, where your pet will rest outside the transport box. In addition to a medical evaluation, he will receive food and sanitation from his transport box and will be monitored by a team of veterinarians and caregivers.
Anyone travel with him?
No, but first a veterinarian will need to examine you to ensure that your pet is in perfect health, free of any diseases that may affect you during the trip. That way, we are sure that he will make an excellent trip, safely and comfortably.