Summer 2020 Traveling with Pets

Flights:

  • Owners should proactively check with the airlines as soon as they are notified of their move and make pet PCS travel arrangements as early as possible.
  • Due to reduced flights from COVID travel restrictions, airline flight limitations may affect pet transportation. Owners need to initiate plans as early as possible in order to investigate options.  
  • Monitor temperatures of the departure and arrival airport
  • Regarding extreme weather, per the USDA: ‘Kennels should be protected from extreme sunlight and extreme heat and cold. Sufficient shade must be provided to protect the dog from the direct rays of the sun at all times. During the movement of dogs to or from the airplane or animal holding areas the dog must not be exposed to ambient temperatures above 85 °F or below 45 °F for more than 45 minutes.’
  • Regarding extreme temperatures, per the USDA: ‘Dogs must not be exposed to air temperatures above 85 °F (29.5 °C) or below 45 °F (7.2 °C) for a period of more than 4 hours. Dogs must not be accepted for transport unless the animal holding areas meet these temperature requirements.’
  • USDA recommendations/general info about flying with your pet: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/pet-travel/pets-on-planes

Quarantine with Pets:

  • Incoming pets will reside in the quarantine rooms with their families.
  • Owners are responsible for supplying their own pet supplies including medications, food, and cat litter/pet waste bags. Please ensure you have enough of each to last for 2-3 weeks.
  • The on-post veterinary clinic can provide telephone consultations and minor sick call care while the pet is in quarantine. Major sick call or emergency care will need to be provided by an off-post veterinarian.
  • Pets must be registered with the veterinary clinic on post once the owner is released from quarantine. Registration occurs via walk-in (owner only - pets are not required to be present for registration). Please bring the pet's vaccination record when registering.

Wiesbaden Veterinary Treatment Facility (VTF) contact info:

  • Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday from 0800-1200 & 1300-1600 and Thursday from 0800-1200
  • Phone number: (0)6371-9464-1544; DSN: 590-1544
  • For specific questions/concerns about your pet, please call the Wiesbaden VTF during our normal operating hours.
  • For questions about booking travel arrangements or lodging, please contact your travel specialist or the lodging department.

Other Resources:

 

Pets from the airport

 

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Daily Virtual ACS Meeting

Are you arriving to Wiesbaden and cannot walk into our building to ask questions and explore our programs? Please visit us virtually between 10:30 and 11:30 am, Mo. to Fr. to hear a few useful facts and ask as many questions as you have. Email usarmy.wiesbaden.id-europe.mbx.mwr-acs@mail.mil to receive the access code to join the meetings

Monday:    What to know about money in Germany
Tuesday:    Relocation, Host Nation and Spouse Sponsorship
Wednesday:    Supporting new parents, exceptional families and healthy relationships
Thursday:    Volunteering and working in USAG Wiesbaden
Friday:    It’s all about being informed

2020/21 School Information

For more detailed information on the Wiesbaden DoDEA schools, please visit the newcomers section of this website or go to the DoDEA eligibility/enrollment webpage.

Virtual In-Processing

These in-processing briefs are available for use during your quarantine time once you arrive in Wiesbaden. This CHECKLIST can be printed to track your progress. Please check back, as items are reguarly added. If you have questions, contact Mr. Kekoa Villarin, In-processing Training Center (ITC) Coordinator at 548-1611 or  Mr. DeAngelo Bivins, Central  Processing Facility (CPF) Manager at 548-1610.

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