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To the best of our ability, we ensure that recommendations given on reflect the current regulations. We cannot predict how a given country may enforce these regulations. Noncompliance may result in the need to make arrangements to put the pet into quarantine, return the pet to the country of origin, or destroy the pet. We suggest that you minimize the disruptions that may occur by following the rules of the country you are visiting.

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Regulations for taking a pet dog or cat to Hong Kong from a Group One or Group Two countries:

No quarantine is required for dogs and cats imported direct from United Kingdom, Ireland,
Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Guam.

No quarantine is required for dogs and cats imported from the following countries** including the United States if all conditions are met which relate to the age of the pet, how current the vaccinations areadministered, and the condition of the pet.

**Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belgium, Bermuda, Brunei, Canada, Cayman Island, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Guam, Iceland, Italy, Jamaica, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Netherlands, Norway, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Portugal, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States (continental), Vanuatu and the Virgin Islands.

Bringing a pet from countries with a high incidence of rabies will require that the pet be quarantined for a minimum of 4 months. Reservations are required.

Service dogs arriving from any country can avoid quarantine by having a Blood Titer Test at least 6 months before entering the country. All other requirements listed above must be met and forms certifying your dog as a service animal must be provided. Service dogs can arrive in-cabin with advance approval.

Dogs and Cats may not be brought into Hong Kong if they are less than 5 months old.

Pets arriving by air must do so as manifest cargo.

Note: England, Sweden and Ireland have different rules that require additional testing.

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Whenever you travel to a foreign country like Hong Kong, it is always advisable to carry some form of identification indicating ownership of the pet.

Failure to comply with these regulations will mean that your pet will be refused entry or returned to the country of origin or placed in quarantine, all at the expense of the person responsible for your pet.

Inspection: All domestic dogs and cats must be free of evidence of disease communicable to humans when examined at the port of entry to Hong Kong. If your dog or cat is not in apparent good health, further examination by a licensed veterinarian may be required at your expense.

Other Animals: Birds, invertebrates, tropical fish, reptiles, amphibia, mammals such as rodents and rabbits are not subject to requirements of rabies vaccination, but may have to meet other requirements and should have a health certificate to enter Hong Kong. Pet owners are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of the country of destination.

Veterinary Certificate: All countries have unique veterinary certificates. This form may differ from the veterinary certificate issued by veterinarians in the United States. (APHIS 7001) It is an essential part of the cat or dog passport.

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I am bringing my dog ( will be 6 months in september) to the philippines however, we will be transit in Hong Kong. I have all the forms needed and I have to pay special permit for HK$432 however, I am having a hard time to connect to the licensed bank in HK to set up a wire transfer to pay the HK government in the form of bank draft and this is the HK government wants them to send the payment.. I was wondering if you know some bank in HK who will help me to get a bank draft. Thanks in advance.. Liz Alba
Posted on 2013-07-02 02:55:43.0
please advise me to my facebook at liz alba, charlotte, NC. USA
Posted on 2013-07-02 02:57:22.0

Liz - according to Hong Kong regs, the bankdraft for the permit must be drawn upon a licenced bank in Hong Kong. You may want to consider getting an agent in HK to do this for you. You can find one at Susan
Posted on 2013-07-18 03:28:12.0
I am would like to bring my dog to travel at Phuket (Thailand) just for vacation and when i return back to Hong Kong do my dog need to go to Quarantine?
Posted on 2013-09-18 04:36:35.0
Yes, quarantine would be required when you go back to Hong Kong from Thailand.
Posted on 2013-10-27 20:56:24.0
How long is the quarantine of the dog is coming from the Philippines?
Posted on 2013-11-27 15:50:34.0
I will travel from Vietnam to the USA transit in Hongkong with my dog////do i need permssion or permit to bring my dog though Hongkong?
Posted on 2013-12-12 01:04:36.0
If you are staying on the same airline and the layover is around 2 hours, the airlines will transit your pet.
Posted on 2013-12-27 21:15:26.0
As the Philippines is considered a high rabies country, a minimum of 4 months is required.
Posted on 2013-12-29 22:24:31.0
We are traveling from US to Thailand via Hong Kong with two cats. What is required for the transit/transfer of the cats?
Posted on 2014-01-16 08:52:47.0
If your you are staying on the same plane (flight number in and out of Hong Kong is the same) then no permit is required. If you are changing planes, in Hong Kong but staying on the same airline, then you will likely need a permit. Check with your airline. If you are changing airlines, then things get very complicated as you will likely have to enter the country. Make all attempts to stay on the same airline to Thailand.
Posted on 2014-01-17 13:44:47.0
We are moving from UAE to Macau with 2 cats. What quarantine requirements are there?
Posted on 2014-03-10 16:55:41.0
Macau requires a bit of preparation prior to enterig with a pet. Your cat will need a microchip (15 digit) and rabies vaccination prior to a Blood Titer Test. If the proper rules are followed, there should be no quarantine when entering Macau from the UAE. You can find the details here:
Posted on 2014-03-12 03:48:17.0
We're moving with our cat to Hong Kong from Jeju Island in August (with a possible visit first at the end of June). I know that South Korea is a category 3 country so he'll have to be in quarantine for 4 months. I've heard that there is a restriction taking pets from Jeju during July & August - Is this true? What would you recommend to do with regards to moving him? Also, our flights are being booked shortly, would we need to mention now that our cat will be travelling with us? Many Thanks
Posted on 2014-03-15 05:54:11.0
Hi Martin - the restriction you referred to is the summer heat embargo. It is dangerous for a pet to travel in the cargo hold of an airplane when the tarmac temperatures exceed 85 degrees. Try to find a flight either late at night or very early in the morning when temperatures are not extreme. You should mention that you are traveling with a pet, but its reservations will be made with the cargo department of the airline, not reservations as pets must enter Hong Kong as manifest cargo. Hope this helps.
Posted on 2014-03-19 02:54:48.0
hi! we wish to take our dog of 2 years and 3 months to Hong Kong, we understand that India is a Category 3 country and Quarantine is mandatory. our queries are: 1. the list of documents and certificates required to transport a dog to HK. 2. do they allow visitation in the quarantine facility? 3. also, if all the vaccinations and documents are in order will he still be subjected to quarantine? thank you
Posted on 2014-03-24 17:53:53.0
You can find complete instructions and forms required for taking a pet to Hong Kong here: Pets entering Hong Kong from a high rabies country are subject to 4 months of quarantine even if all vaccinations and documents are in order. The Animal Management Center Hong Kong and Kowloon provide quarantine services. You can email or and inquire about visitation.
Posted on 2014-03-25 05:04:02.0
This one!
Posted on 2014-03-25 14:39:55.0
PetTravel I plan to fly Cathay Pacific and will change planes in HK but stay on same airline. Can you point me to instructions on obtaining the needed permit for my dog. We are flying Bangalore to San Francisco with Hong Kong transit. Thanks
Posted on 2014-04-05 12:25:00.0
Ranjit Kumar Here are the instructions for transiting HK: and here is the permit: Hope this helps.
Posted on 2014-04-07 04:41:09.0
I would like to bring a cat from Hungary to Hong Kong with me on the board of the airplane in a catbox. I planned to travel with Aeroflot but they doesn't confirm my plane ticket booking. They say it is not possible to bring live animal to Hong Kong... I know this is not true. But which airline is willing to bring me with the cat to Hong Kong?? How can I manage this?? Help me please.
Posted on 2014-04-20 19:08:52.0
I know some breeders here in Spain who have sold cats to Hong Kong. I think in some cases they came to pick the cat uo and in other they sent the cat there. I could ask them :-)
Posted on 2014-04-20 19:10:39.0
I sent a cat to Hong Kong from the US. Some special documents are needed which the new owner has to get from Hong Kong officials. But I am not sure about flying there WITH the cat and how it works. I sent the cat with China Airways.
Posted on 2014-04-20 19:31:30.0
Nieves Alonso Thank you in advance!
Posted on 2014-04-20 19:54:30.0
Nieves Alonso Thank you in advance! Marva - the main point is that I don't want to send the cat with animal cargo company... I want to bring him myself.
Posted on 2014-04-20 19:55:29.0
I see a post below on this page that says if you travel with a pet to Hong Kong, in any case, the pet will have to travel in cargo, not on board the plane.
Posted on 2014-04-20 20:03:26.0