International Pet Travel Country Questions

International Pet TravelTraveling internationally with a pet? Have questions about country requirements for entering with a pet?

  • Will my pet be quarantined?
  • What vaccinations does my pet need?
  • Will my pet need a passport?

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366 comments to International Pet Travel Country Questions

  • Hi Kelsie – As long as your Yorkie has been vaccinated for rabies once AFTER the microchip is implanted and the vaccination was given at least 21 days prior to entering Denmark or the vaccination has not expired, then you should be fine entering Denmark with an Annex II form completed within 10 days of travel. Your airlines may require a health certificate (some of them do and some don’t). EU regulations do not address any other vaccinations except that for rabies. If you need details and links to instructions and forms required, you can find them here:

    As for importing food, you may consider emailing the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries of Denmark with your inquiry as we are not familiar with Danish law on importing food.

  • Kelsie


    I will be traveling from Canada to Denmark this coming September 2014 – I plan on taking my 1 year old yorkie with me as well. We will be staying for 6 months. I’m wondering if i am able to bring his dog food (bad kibble) to Denmark. Also, he is already microchipped so I am wondering if there are any additional vaccines other than rabies that will need to be updated as well as the required paperwork to travel with him to Denmark with no difficulty. Thanks in advance!!

  • Fara – to enter Nepal, you will need proof of rabies vaccination at least 30 days prior to entry and a health certificate issued within 10 days of entry. Nepal does not quarantine healthy, vaccinated pets. When planning your route, avoid India if at all possible. The No Objection Certificate is required to enter India and you will not be permitted to do that as you are not relocating there.

  • fara ahmad khan

    I want to import a dog from poland to nepal ,do i need a no objection certificate from nepal quarantine ? My pet is vaccinated and microchipped. I have veterinary certificate and export health certificate

  • Hi Virginia – according to German regulations for bringing an unvaccinated puppy to the country, you will need to get permission from the Veterinary Authority in the state you are entering the country. This would depend on the airport you are flying into as Germany permits entry into several airports.

  • Virginia Swain

    I want to take my 2 kittens aged 10 weeks from Greece to Germany. They were born indoors, their mother was vaccinated against rabies, but she will not travel with them, they have not been outside or exposed to other animals. I have the form, signed by the vet in the back of the passport stating this, but the German pages I have found are not clear about whether they will allow entry. I am afraid if I am stopped at customs they will not agree. Time is short, I travel on 9/7, I have only just found this could be a possible problem. Greece is a rabies controlled country, and the kittens have chip and other health vaccinations. Do you know if there could be a problem at customs? Thank you.

  • Rubens – you can find requirements for taking your cat to Brazil with links to instructions and forms here: Your route is concerning and here is why. Because the airlines do nit interline pets (move them from one airline to another airline), you will need to claim your pet from Cathay Pacific in Hong Kong and recheck it on Qatar Airways in Doha. This will likely cause you to clear customs and enter India. This will complicate things significantly due to India’s regulations. It is much preferred to stay on the same airlines the entire trip. Where are you going in Brazil?

  • Rubens


    I currently live in China, more specifically in Shenzhen, border with Hong Kong. I adopted a cat here, I gave him the rabies vaccine, it is a nice healthy cat. Now it’s time for me to go back to my country, Brazil, and I cannot leave my cat behind. My ticket is bought from Hong Kong to Brazil, on the 14th of July, 2014. Actually my ticket goes from Hong Kong to Doha by Cathaway Pacific, and then from Doha to Brazil by Qatar Airways. I know both these companies accept pets. Can someone help me with the necessary procedure to make this happen? I know Brazil and Hong Kong require the International Health/Veterinarian Certificate to allow the pet to go in, but I have no idea on where to get it, and also what else is required. Please help me and Xiao-xiao.

  • Rhea – according to the gov. Website address, pets cannot be exported from French Polynesia. Try contacting their customers department and inquire.

  • Rhea

    I am in French Polynesia. We rescued a puppy whose mother had been hit by a car. The dog was less than a week old. The puppy is doing well.
    With no animal shelters or anyone to care for the dog we have decided we would like to bring her home to join our pack.

    French Polynesia is a rabies free zone. My research on importing a young pet into the US requires a quarantine until a vaccination has been administered which we will absolutely take care of as we do not want to cause harm to our or any other animals.

    We’ve been told by a local vet we may not leave French Polynesia with an animal under three months. If we leave the animal it is sure to die. Any information you can provide are appreciated. We leave on Wednesday, July 2.

  • Soyun – you should get the CFIA endorsement for South Korea. You can find requirements for taking a pet there here if you need them:

    Sri Lanka requires a ticks and tapeworm treatment 24 to 48 hours prior to entering, so you should visit a vet in South Korea to get the forms for Sri Lanka completed.

  • Soyun

    Hi. I live in Canada and plan to travel with my dog. I will visit South Korea, stay there a couple of weeks and fly to Sri Lanka. Do I have to prepare all the documents (health certificate, CFIA endorsement …) for both countries in Canada? Or I do for South Korea in Canada and make other documents with a Korean vet and get their government endorsement for Sri Lanka in South Korea? Please give me some advice. Thanks

  • Caroline – regretfully, according to India’s rules governing import of animals, rabbits are not permitted for import to India.

  • Alyssa – what city are you departing from and going to?

  • Alyssa Enns

    Wondering which airlines will allow rabbits from Australia to Canada?

  • Caroline

    Hello. Can you please advise whether I can import our desexed pet rabbit from Australia to India and where I obtain the relevant information?
    Thank you

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