Advance PetSafe® reservations are required, and the PetSafe program rates apply.
Active duty U.S. military personnel on Permanent Change of Station (PCS) and their spouses, along with State Department Foreign Service Personnel (FSP) and their spouses are allowed certain benefits for transporting their pet dogs and cats when traveling on assignment to and from international destinations. The military and State Department exception benefits do not apply to military personnel who are on leave or traveling for leisure.
Qualifying pets still receive the specialized handling provided by PetSafe but are issued a tag during check-in that allows them to travel under this policy. With this process, a third-party shipping agent or customs broker is not required to clear the pet in customs, which saves on additional fees. Also, pets will not need to be dropped off with the cargo facility and can, more conveniently, be presented at an airport check-in or QuickPak® counter.
Please note that this policy only applies to travel segments and flights operated by United and United Express®. Travel on codeshare flights, or flights that are marketed by United but operated by another carrier, is not allowed.
You should check with the consulate of the country of your destination to see if it accepts pets traveling under this exception. Additional details about important requirements can also be viewed on the APHIS Pet Travel page.
Travel on other airlines is not allowed for the military exception policy. If the flight itinerary includes connecting travel on another airline, including United codeshare flights: