Pet Passport Indonesia
Regulations for taking a pet dog or cat to Indonesia
Pets (dogs, cats, birds and monkeys) may not enter the rabies free areas* of Indonesia unless they are coming from a country that Indonesia considers to be rabies free**. The United States and Canada are NOT rabies free countries.
Indonesia will allow healthy pets to enter one of the rabies-free areas* from from a country that Indonesia considers to be rabies-free* who meet the following requirements. There will be a minimum of 14 days of quarantine.
- An Import Permit from the Ministry of Agriculture
- Your pet cat or dog must be vaccinated for rabies between 30 days and 12 months prior to entry.
- A USDA (or CFIA) accredited veterinarian must then complete the Veterinary Certificate for Indonesia for endorsement by the USDA or CFIA if traveling from the United States or Canada. All import papers must be endorsed by the Philipping Consulate or Embassy in your country.
- A copy of the Rabies Certificate should also be included for endorsement.
- Your dog, cat or ferret must not be pregnant or nursing. Minimum age to import is 90 days.
This completes a passport for your dog or cat to enter Indonesia.
Pets must enter Indonesia through Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta. Your pet must be at least 3 months of age and not pregnant or nursing
*Countries Indonesia Classifies as Rabies-Free: Australia, New Zealand, Islands of Fiji, Hawaii, Taiwan, Japan, Ireland, Iceland, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Sabah and Serawak, Cyprus, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Malta, United Kingdom, Singapore, Hong Kong and Turks and Caicos Islands.
**Rabies-free areas of Indonesia: All islands surrounding the main island of Sumatra, West Kalimantan, Maluku, West Papua (Irian Jaya), East Nusa Tenggara, West Nusatenggara, Island of Madura, East Java, Central Java, and Yogyakarta.
At least two days prior to entry the quarantine station must be notified of your time of arrival to arrange for inspection of your pet.
Pets entering areas of Indonesia that are not considered rabies-free will require an Import Permit and Blood Titer Test.
There are some areas of Indonesia that are dedicating resourses to
becoming rabies free
areas. They are Lombok. West Java, Sumatera, Kalimantau
(Balikpapan and Samarinda) and Sulawesi. No dogs, cats or birds can enter or exit from
Whenever you travel to a foreign country like Indonesia, 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
Indonesia. 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 Indonesia. Pet owners are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of the country of destination.
If your pet is not a dog, cat or ferret, and especially if it is a
turtle or parrot, you should verify that
it is not protected under the
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna
and Flora (CITIES). You will need to apply for additional permits
if this is the case. Search their database.
Over 180 countries participate and enforce CITIES regulations. Read more about CITIES.
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.
Pet Microchip: Although Indonesia does not require a pet microchip, we strongly recommend that you microchip your cat or dog prior to traveling.
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