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Frankfurt, Germany

International Pet Transport to Frankfurt

International pet transport to Frankfurt from Australia is via Dubai or Singapore, flying with Qantas and Emirates. The flight time is approximately 24 hours.

International Pet Travel Requirements for Cats and Dogs

  • Airline-approved pet travel crate
  • Annual vaccination
  • Customs clearance
  • Australian Government accredited veterinary consultation
  • Australian Government export permit
  • Australian Government health certificate
  • European Union health certificate
  • Microchip
  • Rabies vaccination
  • Tapeworm vaccination

International Pet Relocation Arrival

Upon arrival at Frankfurt, pet parents can collect their pet dogs and cats from the Animal Lounge at the airport. Petraveller will help you with a step-by-step process of where and the procedure to collect your pet from the Animal Lounge.  

Animal Lounge, Frankfurt airport, Building 463, access via Gate 26

Location: Frankfurt Airport, Airportring, Tor 26, 60549 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Phone: +49 180 6 747100

Hours of Operation: 24 hours

Frequently asked questions

Is your pet healthy and fit to fly?

Though international pet travel is safer than ever, it is still important for your pet to be healthy and fit before travelling. Healthy pets are able to take the rigours of travel in their stride and reach their destination with little or no worse for wear. Read more

Will my pet have to quarantine on entering Frankfurt?

Pet dogs and cats travelling to Frankfurt from Australia do not need to be quarantined as long as they meet all pet import regulations satisfactorily and do not show any signs of illness upon entry. Read more

Local Pet Requirements

Pet dogs should be registered with the local council within one month of moving to Frankfurt. The registration can be done in person at the local Treasury and Tax Office or online on the website. Dog owners are required to pay a dog tax annually. The tax must be paid within two weeks of acquiring a puppy in Frankfurt. Guide dogs and assistance dogs are exempt and dangerous breeds are taxed higher.

Living in Frankfurt: A Canine Perspective

Frankfurt is truly doggy heaven; the city is full of pet-friendly people, restaurants, gardens and more. As a privileged doggie in Frankfurt, I know I am welcome in most places. I am spoilt for choice when it comes to dog-friendly gardens in the city; some days, we go to Bethmann Park for a walk; other days, I say hello to my doggy friends at Huth Park or Nidda Park. I especially enjoy running around in Sulzbach Park, my favourite Frankfurt Park.

I love visiting restaurants in Frankfurt, especially those with a doggy menu for me and my puppy friends. Sometimes we take a cab into town, but we usually go on the tram or bus since pets are allowed on all public transport in Frankfurt as long as they don’t sit on the seats.

Did you know?

Germany is one of the most pet-friendly countries in Europe. Pet dogs are allowed almost everywhere in public, including parks, restaurants, public transport and shopping malls. The only place dogs are generally not allowed to enter is grocery stores. It is very rare to see No dogs allowed sign in Germany.

About Frankfurt

Frankfurt is considered the financial capital of the European Union and has more banks than any other major city in the world. The home of the frankfurter, Frankfurt is famous for its diverse culture and its historical connections. The city has a diverse population and is a global hub for culture, education and finance.

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