This is the most common way of moving a pet from one country to another as you do not have to accompany your pet and are therefore not limited to a specific airline or date of travel.
When travelling as cargo a pet will normally be delivered to the airlines' cargo team 6-8 hours prior to the flight departure time (dependent on local processes).
Your pet will travel in the aircraft hold, obviously live animals require a specific environment in the hold therefore due to the differing capabilities of each aircraft they are not accepted by every airline or on every route.
The process on arrival does vary between countries but most have government run vet facilities where your pet will be transferred for a check-up by a registered vet prior to release to the owner. As the boarding fees in these facilities can vary, and if available are very high, we recommend owners either collect within a few hours of arrival or arrange for their pet to be transferred same day for boarding elsewhere.
Please note airports in Saudi Arabia do not currently provide any pet handling facilities, therefore it is vital your import documentation is accurate and complete to ensure your pet can be cleared and leave the airport without any delay.
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