I’m taking my two cats back to Australia with me soon. Like South Africa, it is complicated and expensive. I’ve looked through the exporting pets thread, but it’s mostly for North America. I have made a list of everything I need to do, but it seems quite overwhelming. One pet transportation company I emailed recently wished me good luck because there are so many problems that pet owners have faced bringing their cats home from Taiwan (they couldn’t help me, but did recommend Joseph Tsai, who I’ll be contacting). Someone from another (local) company quoted $30 000 for their flights (on top of the $30 000 I’ll have to pay in government and quarantine fees). About 10 of the 12 Australian or International companies I emailed couldn’t help - they said I should find someone local. I’m waiting to hear back from the others with quotes. I’m also getting quotes on flights myself.
I don’t want to miss anything. Can anyone please help with:
Any tips or advice, problems you ran into etc.
How much it cost to get them home, excess baggage rates if you know them.
Who you flew with, or who arranged your flights.
Where you got their transport cages.
Were they ok when you picked them up from quarantine?
Official vets and labs in Kaohsiung.
How long everything took.
Anything else you can think of.
I’m leaving from Kaohsiung, but think I’ll be going via Taipei to get the most direct flight home.
I’ll post a complete outline / timeline / costing of everything I had to do, glitches, people/companies who can help, where to buy cages etc. when I’m done.
My cats and I greatly appreciate any information you have to offer. :thanks: