Corona Virus

Important Information about the coronavirus

Due to the worsening situation regarding the corona virus, the AnimalLogistics team would like to inform about the current situation:

What is the Corona Virus?

Even though it is probably known by now: Coronaviruses are viruses that can cause mild to severe disease progression, e.g. with symptoms of a normal cold or severe pneumonia.

On December 31, 2019, the WHO (World Health Organization) was informed for the first time about several pneumonia cases in Wuhan, China. Since January 7th, the cause has been identified: the novel coronavirus (nCoV).

Is the virus dangerous for my pet?

According to the latest studies, the virus is not transmissible to dogs or cats and therefore there is no risk of transmission or illness of the pet.

How does the virus affect the transport of my pet?

Sometimes there may be restrictions on entry and exit. Many European countries have already completely closed their borders.

Overview of the current restrictions:

Europe:

Germany:

Starting Monday, March 16th, there will be border closures in Germany as well. According to current information, the borders to

  • France
  • Switzerland
  • Austria

More detailed information will be available on Sunday evening.

It is no longer possible to enter the following countries:

  • Poland
  • Denmark
  • Czech Republic
  • Turkey
  • Montenegro (no direct flights + quarantine)

Norway:

Does not allow any import or export of live animals!

Spain and Portugal:

Have declared a national emergency. Entry is not possible.

Italy:

The entire country is under quarantine. Therefore no entry and exit is possible.

North and South America:

Air Canda: 

Does not allow new flight bookings after 3/20/20. Booked flights will continue to be operated as far as possible.

United States:

From March 14th, there is a strict ban on entry for Europeans. This prohibition is valid for at least 30 days. It is uncertain how exactly the animal transport will be affected. However, many flights will be cancelled. Please contact us in case of a trip to the USA so that we can clarify your case individually.

Argentina:

Prohibits entry for persons coming from an infected country.

Asia:

You are not allowed to enter the following countries:

  • Sri Lanka
  • Qatar

China:

Entry is currently possible. However, it must be expected to be obliged to a 14-day quarantine.

Africa:

Namibia:

Entry and exit is not directly prohibited. However, flights to Germany have been cancelled.

Australia:

Entry is generally permitted. Upon arrival, you must go into 14-day self-isolation.

If your destination is not listed, please still contact the AnimalLogistics Team, as changes in air traffic can quickly occur.  All information is taken from the WHO website or our partners.

AnimalLogistics wants to help you and your animals!

We will continue to look for a way to transport your animal and will do our best to provide you with new information and keep you up to date. If you have any questions, please contact the AnimalLogistics team! We are always available for questions.

(Status: March 20th, 2020)

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Opie on his way to America

An animal transport from Frankfurt to North Carolina, USA

An unusual pug

Opie’s a pug mix. Would you have thought? The dogs, which actually have a maximum size of 25-35 cm, can actually reach the height of a Labrador in a breed mix. Opie is one of those. Only his snout reminds a little of his relatives, the pug. His owner is in the military and is now being transferred back to her home country. For the big move to the USA he is flying across the Pacific with AnimalLogistics.

The handling of the animal transport

The AnimalLogistics team took care of the entire process at Frankfurt Airport. This includes the information about necessary veterinary documents, vaccinations, export notification at customs, flight booking, short, the complete program. Of course, our team was always available for advice. After Opie’s owner had brought him to our office, the journey continued to the Frankfurt Animal Lounge.

Opie goes on a long journey

Opie flew with Lufthansa from Frankfurt am Main to Munich. There he continued to Charlotte, North Carolina in the USA. That’s over 7,000 km and more than a 10 hour flight! A long journey for a little dog. Opie arrived safely in America and is settling in now. We wish both of them all the best for the future!

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Arctic fox travels to Norway

Those beautiful arctic foxes travelled all the way from “Zoo am Meer” in Bremerhaven, Germany to Polar Park in Troms, Norway!
Fun Fact: Why are arctic foxes only white in winter ? Their fur turns white when it is cold enough to match the snow. It was too warm for them to change their fur in Germany, so they are still grey (as seen below) but will turn white soon ! 🦊❄️

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Mowgli, the cat from Kenya has arrived!

Of course, when members of the British military are relocated, their pets also travel.

September the 20th, 2017 at Frankfurt am Main, Germany

When we heard Mowgli was the name of our client’s cat, it took us back to the memories of our childhood by reminding us the jungle book. And that’s not too far from the fact, because Mogli belongs to a Major of the British Army. His name must not be mentioned due to security reasons, but he used to serve in Kenya, Africa.

So there we have our cat from the jungle, as Kenya used to be home to Mowgli. Yet being a military you have to be ready for relocation. Same here, and our awesome Mowgli headed off to good old Europe. Mowgli is a male tabby cat with a friendly open manner. Once Mowgli had arrived at Frankfurt airport, we took care of the paperwork and it’s official government transactions immediately. Therefore very soon we could give Mowgli to his happy family. Meanwhile all our office was completely inspected by the cat himself. And like most cats, Mowgli found the best place to be is on the top of our office cupboard. From there he must have felt like a little lion, having the best view of all.

 

Interesting Fun Fact.

NATO transfer

“§7 of the Status of Forces Agreement allows members of these armed forces simplifying their relocation referring the household and its pets”

We are familiar with this and other rules and regulations, because they enable us to work much faster and therefore better; for you and your beloved pets.

Always happy to serve 🙂

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