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April 29, 2013 by  
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The New Zealand Government has cleared the direct transportation of pets from Israel following a two year ban.

Dr Eytan Kreiner

Dr Eytan Kreiner

Recently, the Australian Minister of Agriculture approved the resumption of direct importation of pets from Israel. Following a rabies scare in 2011, both the Australian and New Zealand governments placed bans on direct imports although they were possible following  a six month quarantine in a third party country.

Israeli pets owners with plans to travel and relocate to Australia as well as Australian citizens planning to return home – all had reason to celebrate. Now, the Minister of Agriculture in New Zealand is giving us another reason to celebrate as New Zealand  the Australian move and opens its gate to pets from Israel.

A representative of pet transport company Terminal4Pets told J-Wire: “As a result of the rabies scare, many Israel citizens had to give up their plans and dreams to relocate to Australia or New Zealand their pets. As some families faced the difficult challenge of leaving their pet behind, others changed their destination from Australia and New Zealand to different countries around the world.”
Dr. Eytan Kreiner, founder and CEO at Terminal4Pets: “We are extremely excited to inform our clients and affiliates that New Zealand now welcomes pets from Israel. The past years have been difficult for us almost as they were for some of our clients. Those who didn’t want to give up on their travel plans had to ship their pets to a country that New Zealand considers a rabies-free country such as USA, Canada or the European Union for a period of minimum six months. That process was not only emotionally tough for pets and their owners, but it was also very expensive and time consuming. This is why my team and I are so excited to spread the good news. New Zealand is officially on the map for pet owners!”

Dr. Kreiner, however,  reminds the general public that New Zealand remains a challenging destination when it comes to importing pets. Dr. Kreiner added: “Shipping a pet to New Zealand requires professional assistance throughout the process as there are diverse documents and regulations to handle prior to the flight. There are also unique specific veterinarian procedures that are needed when shipping a pet to New Zealand which requires at least six months of preparation.”

Terminal4Pets is offering free phone consultation for clients that are considering or that are in the process of relocating to New Zealand with their pets.

For further information on shipping pets to New Zealand, Australia or any country worldwide, kindly contact Terminal4Pets – The Israeli Pet Travel Agency at:

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