Pet Passport Hong Kong
TAKING A PET DOG OR CAT TO HONG KONG FROM A
FREE COUNTRY OR A
COUNTRY WITH A LOW INCIDENCE OF RABIES.
NO QUARANTINE for Dogs and cats imported direct from United Kingdom, Ireland,
Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Guam.
NO QUARANTINE required for dogs and cats imported from some other countries including the United States if all conditions are met which relate to the age of the pet, how current the vaccinations are and the condition of the pet.
Dogs and cats should not be brought into Hong Kong (either to import or for trans shipment/transit) unless a Special Permit to do so is obtained in advance from their government.
Hong Kong also requires a 9 digit Avid microchip and vaccination no less than 30 days prior to travel. If your pet's microchip is not a 9 digit, your pet will be re-chipped with an Avid chip at the expense of the pet's owner or agent.
Your dog, cat or ferret must be vaccinated for rabies at least 30 days prior to entry into the country. A USDA (or CFIA) accredited veterinarian must then complete the Hong Kong Veterinary Certificate for endorsement by the USDA or CFIA if traveling from the United States or Canada. If you are not traveling from either of these countries, the Governing Authority of your country should endorse the forms. The veterinary certificate should be in a format that can be easily checked by the authorities and should be in the official language of Hong Kong or in English. A copy of the Rabies Certificate should also be included.
Bringing a pet from countries with a high incidence of rabies will require that the pet be quarantined.
Dogs and Cats may not be brought into Hong Kong if they are less than 5 months old.
These rules apply only to dogs, cats, and ferrets.
Note: England, Sweden and Ireland have different rules that require additional testing.
Failure to comply with these regulations will mean that your pet may be refused entry and the relevant authority in consultation with an authorized veterinarian can decide to return the pet home, or place the pet in quarantine at the expense of the owner or natural person responsible for pet, or as a last resort, without financial compensation, put the pet down where the return trip home or quarantine cannot be arranged.
All other pets (birds, invertebrates, tropical fish, reptiles, amphibia, mammals such as rodents and rabbits) are not subject to the regulations in respect of the anti-rabies vaccination but may have to meet other requirements as to a limit on the number of animals and a certificate to accompany them in respect of other diseases. Pet owners are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of the country of destination.
All countries have a unique veterinary certificates. This form differs from the International Veterinary Certificate issued by veterinarians in the United States. (APHIS 7001) This is an important part of your cat or dog passport.
Find Veterinary Certificates for countries worldwide.
Hong Kong does require an ISO pet microchip.
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