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Indonesia Pet Passport & Regulations

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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** (see step 6.). The United States and Canada are NOT rabies free countries. 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. Dogs, cats or birds must enter or exit from Bali by land arranged by an agent.
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.

Pet Microchip

pet microchipIndonesia does not require that your pet be identified with a pet microchip, but it is recommended that you microchip your pet and register your contact information prior to traveling as a means of identification should your pet be lost or separated from you. If your pet does not have a registered microchip, make sure your pets are wearing tags that identify them and have contact information for the owner.



pet rabies vaccinationProof of current vaccination against rabies no sooner than 30 days and not more than 12 months prior to entering Indonesia must be provided.


Blood Titer Test

Blood Titer Test A blood titer test is required to enter Indonesia from any country that is not considered rabies-free. (see step 6.). Generally, these are given more than 30 days from a rabies vaccination to allow the antibodies to build up in the blood.


Import License

import permitYour cat or dog must have an import license issued by the Ministry of Agriculture when entering Indonesia from any country.


Health Certificate

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Within 10 days of travel, a licensed veterinarian completes the Health Certificate for Indonesia for endorsement by the USDA or CFIA if traveling from the United States or Canada.


Rabies-Free Areas & Countries

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**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.

*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.


Entering Indonesia by Air

airplanePets must enter Indonesia through Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta. 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. However, if your next destination is an area in Indonesia that is not considered rabies-free, your pet can transit through Jakarta without quarantine.

All domestic dogs and cats must be free of evidence of disease communicable to humans when examined at the entry airport. If your dog or cat is not in apparent good health, further examination by a licensed veterinarian may be required at your expense. All dogs entering Indonesia from the United States and Canada will be subject to 14 days of quarantine due to the outbreak of canine H3N2 virus. They will be tested for the virus upon entry and euthanized if the virus is present.

Pets must not be pregnant or nursing.


Puppies and Kittens

UK puppy or kitten importPuppies and kittens must be at 3 months old and vaccinated prior to entering Indonesia. As the minimum age for rabies vaccination is 3 months, the minimum age to enter the country would be 4 months of age.


Banned Breeds

Banned Dogs in IndonesiaThe Indonesia does not ban breeds, however, aggressive behavior is not tolerated. Visitors to these cities will be responsible for their pet's behavior.


Exporting Pets Living in Indonesia

export pets from IndonesialTo leave Indonesia, dogs and cats must have an export permit issued from the Ministry of Agriculture. Birds need an export permit issued by the Ministry of Forestry.


Other Animals

rabbits turtles other animals Birds, invertebrates, tropical fish, reptiles, amphibia, mammals such as rodents 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.



CITIES endangered turtle 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. Over 180 countries participate and enforce CITIES regulations. .


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CITIES endangered turtleTo 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 your pet into quarantine at your expense, return your pet to the country of origin, or euthanize your 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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