Alright so in a little over a year I plan on moving with my Fiancee to Germany to his next duty station, and was wondering the requirements of moving her with us. I read somewhere about having a certain microchip?! Also how are ferrets on planes? I know some airlines allow you to bring a cat with you if it can fit under your seat someone told me? Would this be the same with a ferret?
You can stop looking for airlines that will allow ferrets in the cabin, they won't. Baggage only. Unless you fly a pet specific airline, you will find no airline to allow your little one in cabin. Some airlines do not fly during the heat of the season right now as well. All pet areas are airconditioned and pressurised and they're shuttled to and from the shipping depot in an A/C van I would suggest getting a pet transport broker. They can spell out what you will need (I believe once set up for Europe you can travel anywhere as long as your little one's passport is in order), paper work and any specific instructions duties and taxes. Chipping, vet check prior to flight, I believe an up to date rabies are some of the requirements (just thinking about my guys). It can feel complicated (it is), it is expensive, but it's well worth it to keep your little ones with you ciao
As mentioned, only cargo if internationally. Microchip, passport and rabies vaccine up to date. Those are the EU laws, but each country can have something extra so it's worth researching directly in that place, at the embassy or animal/agriculture authority website. Some require a "healthy" stamp from the vet max 72 (or 24?) h before departure, plus proof from vet of flea and tick meds and internal parasites. In Finland for ex we have the mandatory distemper vaccine (that you can do when you arrive too)