I’m an American in Germany, and now I have to move back to America in about 9 days. My most important thing that I want to ensure I can move back safely is my cat.
According to the CDC cats require no vaccinations or health certificates. However my flight FrankFurt - San Francisco is operated by United Airlines, which in their website seem to unfairly group the requirements for dogs and cats in one single category. And therefore United Airlines says I require a rabies vaccine which was given at least 30 days prior to me arrival to the US.
It’s impossible for me to satisfy this requirement, given the timing.
How likely am I to encounter problems? Do you have any suggestions getting around this?
My plan is to have with me a health certificate from a licensed German veterinarian and also have with me my cat’s previous vaccine certificate, that said a booster had to be given in April (but I didn’t do this on time).
I contacted United about it and they said it’s okay and they added to my documentation that my cat doesn’t have an updated vaccine and I will show that CDC doesn’t require one, which should be okay because they just follow CDC guidelines. IDK whether or not this was a mistake on my part for speaking too much.