Excessive health regulations regarding pets
Lengthy animal quarantine
Travellers possessing animal pets are frequently impeded in their movement between countries by health regulations which prohibit the import of animals into a country without a period of quarantine.
The period of quarantine, which may be up to 9 months, is a cruel deprivation to the animal and awkward for the owner.
Quarantines are imposed to protect the human, animal, and plant populations of the receptor countries.