"Probably the biggest hassle transporting animals through developing countries is facing flight staff, airport security staff, and customs officials who have often never dealt with an animal coming through their station," says Emko. "When I brought my cat Simon through security at an airport in Colombia, they had no idea what to do about him. They wanted to put him through the baggage X-ray, and I had to explain to them why they shouldn't. Finally, we compromised, and I held my hands out to my sides, with Simon the kitten in one of my hands, and they wanded both of us simultaneously."
Whatever you do, don't panic. We always found a solution for every issue we encountered, and got Indah through any obstacles. You will too.
5. Keep calm and pet your kitten
Or dog. Or rabbit. Or whatever companion animal you're transporting across international borders. Remember why you're doing this.