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To the best of our ability, we ensure that recommendations given on PetTravel.com 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 Indonesia

Pets (dogs, cats, birds and monkeys) may not enter the rabies free parts of Indonesia unless they are coming from a rabies free country such as the United Kingdom. The United States and Canada are NOT rabies free countries. The following areas of Indonesia are not accepting pets at this time: Bali, Sumatra, Surabaya, Palembang, Papua, and West Kalimantan.

We will post updates as we receive them.

Indonesia does not quarantine healthy pets entering from the above countries who meet the following requirements. When entering from other countries, there will be a minimum of 14 days of quarantine.

This completes a passport for your dog or cat to enter Indonesia.

At least two days prior to entry the quarantine station must be notified of your time of arrival to arrange for inspection of the pet.

Pets must be at least 3 months old to enter Indonesia.

There are some areas of Indonesia that are dedicating resourses to becoming rabies free areas. They are Bali, Lombok. West Java, Sumatera, Kalimantau (Balikpapan and Samarinda) and Sulawesi. Requirements to enter Bali are extremely strict and pets can enter only from select countries. Requirements for pets to go to Bali.

Dog Passport Indonesia

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.

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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nattatiscornia
I am moving to Bali UBUD, on june 1st I was just noted, so I do not have enought time to go trough all the blood test situation before leaving, is there a way to make thinkgs happen faster? cause here in thailand they send the blood to the UK. and it takes a month for the results. hectic. what will be the easier way to go. I have 2 cats, all vaccines on, and chips and fix.
Posted on 2013-05-12 05:28:44.0
PetTravel
Pets are only allowed into Bali from very few rabies free countries. Thailand is not rabies free...
Posted on 2013-08-02 18:27:55.0
kate.burtt
Is Australia rabies free? I have a cat and rabbit to take to Ubud. Ta!
Posted on 2013-09-02 20:54:23.0
mary.hofer.92
all my pets have UK rabies titers but we live in Thailand. Will it be a problem to travel to Bali? Thanks
Posted on 2013-09-17 16:22:34.0
PetTravel
Only pets from the following countries can enter Bali: Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Hawaii, Taiwan, Japan, Ireland, Iceland, Bermuda, Brunei, Darussalam, Sabah and Serawak, Cyprus, Denmark, Sweden or Norway. Although Bali is not rabies free, they make it difficult to bring pets...
Posted on 2013-10-27 21:02:29.0
PetTravel
Australia is rabies free and requires many steps and quarantine. You have to take your pet there from a DAFF approved country.
Posted on 2013-10-27 21:03:26.0
vera.edney
Can we take a dog from bangkok to jakarta then to bali? Thanks
Posted on 2013-10-28 05:38:44.0
irina.yerokhova
PetTravel So you not allowed to bring pets from United States to Bali? Correct?
Posted on 2013-11-02 23:56:06.0
aline.maquet
Is Belgium rabies free? I have a cat and a dog I would like to take in Semyniak..How does it cost and what are the steps I have to follow? Thks!
Posted on 2013-11-07 06:03:59.0
PetTravel
You can bring your dog from Bangkok to Jakarta as long as requirements for Indonesia are met, but it is doubtful you can get into Bali. They claim they will only clear pets from countries they consider rabies free such as Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Hawaii, Taiwan, Japan, Ireland, Iceland, Bermuda, Brunei, Darussalam, Sabah and Serawak, Cyprus, Denmark, Sweden or Norway.
Posted on 2013-11-08 03:53:50.0
PetTravel
No, the United States is not considered a rabies free country by Bali.
Posted on 2013-11-08 03:55:01.0
PetTravel
Belgium is not considered rabies free by Bali. The island had a ban on all animals a short time ago and is now accepting only pets from a few rabies free countries from what we understand.
Posted on 2013-11-08 04:14:13.0
dewi.wulandari.50746
Hi PetTravel, we have a 9 years old shih tzu. He still leaves in Bali. We would love to bring him legally to the Netherlands. Is it possible now? Thanks in advance. Best, Dewi
Posted on 2013-11-13 18:01:49.0
PetTravel
Hi Dewi - I know that Bali currently will not permit pets to enter, but I am not sure about pets leaving the country. If this is possible, you will need to microchip your pup, then vaccinate them for rabies (in that order), no sooner than 30 days after vaccination, a licensed vet will do a Blood Titer Test (RNAT). Assuming acceptable results, then your pet can enter the Netherlands 90 days after the date the blood was drawn for the titer test. Within 10 days of travel, a licensed vet will complete the Annex II form for endorsement by the department of your government that is responsible for the import and export of animals. If your pet is traveling unaccompanied, they will need a health certificate for the airlines.
Posted on 2013-11-18 03:33:43.0
dewi.wulandari.50746
PetTravel , thanks for the info above. Could you give us some sugestions about trusted organizations which can organize the above procedure for us in Bali? Since we live in the Netherlands. Thanks again!
Posted on 2013-11-20 13:27:37.0
PetTravel
IPATA is an organization of professional pet transporters. You can search for a transporter by country. (IPATA.org) The contact information should be there. Hope this helps.
Posted on 2013-11-23 15:15:22.0
apeybrough
PetTravel I am from Austrlia looking to bring my dog to Bali for work with me, what are the odds of getting it out and back to Australia with me? Is this possible or will Australia not allow it?
Posted on 2013-11-28 01:23:51.0
apeybrough
Hi there, I am from Australia and have an opportunity to work in Bali and considering it, if i can bring my dog with me. What are the odds of getting my dog back to Austalia after my contract finishes in Bali? Is it hard? Expensive?
Posted on 2013-11-28 01:25:59.0
PetTravel
Hi Apey - although you will have to prepare in advance to return to Australia, the hardest part will be taking your pet to Bali. We understand that, due to a recent outbreak of rabies, cumtoms will not permit pets to enter the country at the moment.
Posted on 2013-11-29 18:48:01.0
aimee.campbell.127
Hi, we are thinking of moving to Bali and bringing our dog, we currently live in Hawaii, a rabies free zone - what would the process be like for us? Is quarantine still possible and if so what are the conditions like? Thanks for your time and knowledge.
Posted on 2013-12-01 06:18:20.0
PetTravel
Aimee - it is our understanding that Bali is not accepting any pets at the present time due to a continued concern regarding rabies. We have not yet heard otherwise. You may want to contact the Indonesian Embassy and request an update.
Posted on 2013-12-03 02:36:39.0
samantha.chapelton
Hi, We are looking to move to Bali in the next couple of months, are you able to tell me if they are accepting dogs as I know they were not earlier this month due to recent rabies outbreaks. We are from Australia (rabies free country). Thank you. Sam
Posted on 2013-12-27 02:31:07.0
darren.l.cane
Any updates on when we can expect Bali to lift the ban on accepting cats and dogs? We are moving to Bali from Hawaii soon and are looking to bring our beloved cat with us.
Posted on 2013-12-27 13:54:34.0
PetTravel
We have not heard that authorities in Bali are accepting pets at this time.
Posted on 2013-12-27 21:53:22.0
PetTravel
We have not heard in any changes in policy regarding pets entering Bali. You may want to contact Directorate General of Livestock Service, Directorate of Animal Health, at Gedung (Building) C. Lantai 9, Jl. Harsono RM-Ragunan-Jakarta Selatan. Phone: +62-21-7810090/21-7815783. Fax: +62-21-7827774 for confirmation.
Posted on 2013-12-27 21:55:18.0
jkharahap
Hi there, I would like to bring my 2 siamese cats from Melbourne, Australia to live with me in Lombok where I have a house. Is this possible with the paper work and arrangements mentioned above? Is a pet from a rabies free part of the world allowed to enter a non-rabies-free part of Indonesia? Many thanks, Jill
Posted on 2014-01-02 07:02:08.0
bill.richardson.33234
Jill: Are paras. 1 and 6 in conflict? Lombok is non rabies free (para.6) Love Dad2xxxooo
Posted on 2014-01-02 07:08:05.0
linda.jenkin.5
Have everything crossed for you Jili that you get to bring the bella babies home soon :-)
Posted on 2014-01-02 07:25:33.0
mary.montgomery.737
Hello, I know that Bali is not currently accepting pets due to rabies concerns, but can you tell me for how long this has been in effect? Also, if the ban were to be lifted in Bali, for how long would a dog have to live in a rabies free country before the transfer to Bali? I live in Germany and could find accommodation for my dog in Denmark or Norway for several months before coming to Bali. Is that possible? Thanks for your help. Seriously considering a job in Bali for July 2014, but only if I can bring my dog. Mary
Posted on 2014-01-13 17:14:31.0
tiggybyrne
Hi Darren. Did you manage to get any updates on Bali??
Posted on 2014-02-18 04:13:54.0
PetTravel
Hi Jill - it is possible to bring your cats from Australia to Lobmok as long as local officials allow it. Several of the islands of Indonesia (like Bali, Sumatra and others) are not accepting pets at the present time. The other concern is whether you will ever be returning to Australia. Indonesia is not a DAFF approved country, so your kitties cannot return there unless they enter from an approved country. Also, there are export requirements in Australia that you need to be aware of: http://www.daff.gov.au/biosecurity/export/live-animals/companion.
Posted on 2014-02-19 02:53:47.0
PetTravel
Hi Mary - sorry for the late response. Bali had a rabies incident last year which most likely caused them to close their borders to pets. Prior to that, their acceptance record was irratic. They are such a great vacation destination. As for your second question, the normal amount of time required to spend in a rabies free country would be 6 months. You can find info here about Bali in particular. We have greyed it out to alert pet travelers that there is a problem with pets entering the country at the present, but it is readable: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/bali.cfm
Posted on 2014-02-19 03:00:47.0
deborah.vanderhoek
I have heard that the legislation has changed, just this year 2014, in getting pets into Bali. Can anyone confirm this please ?
Posted on 2014-02-20 12:23:00.0
PetTravel
We are not aware of any changes in legislation in Bali. They are still struggling with cases of rabies resulting in 2 deaths last month: http://www.balidiscovery.com/messages/message.asp?Id=10344
Posted on 2014-02-21 04:16:00.0

they let dogs in,dont they?did you not return;was that nasty[couldnt resist]xx
Posted on 2014-02-21 19:56:31.0
teta.sanja.5
Hi! I know I will ask the same question everyone asks, but I have to ask if there's something new regarding the dogs in Bali. We're planing to move to Bali in July this year. We're coming from Croatia and would like to bring our pet (the dog-Plu) with us. Is there any way to bring a pet (dog) from Croatia? Thanks!
Posted on 2014-03-19 20:47:21.0
PetTravel
Hi Teta - Bali is quite difficult to bring a pet into even in good times. Unfortunately, there was a rabies incident last year and 2 people died from rabies bites in January of this year. We have our radar up, but the borders have been closed for a while and we can only wait and see. Will let you know if we hear anything.
Posted on 2014-03-20 03:31:09.0
martina.marketarka
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Posted on 2014-03-20 14:59:03.0
teta.sanja.5
uff!!..I'm so sorry for the incidents & thank you for a fast reply...Hope things will change! ..soon
Posted on 2014-03-20 15:19:12.0
inu.kitsune
Hi Pet Travel..I want to travel with my dog from Bulgaria to Indonesia..As I see there are some restrictions for import dogs in Bali..Those restrictions are active only if I land in Bali or they are active for whole Indonesia?Can I land in Surabaya (Java) without any difficulties?If I land in Surabaya can I travel with my dog to Bali using other ground transport without having any problems?Thanks.
Posted on 2014-03-25 13:24:30.0
ashbc87
Does Lombok count as Bali? I'm considering moving for work but only if I can take my Great Dane...
Posted on 2014-03-27 11:00:26.0
PetTravel
Hi Inu - because the Indonesian Government is attempting to eradicate rabies from Java Island, it appears that your pet will be quarantined for 14 days after processing at the airport. We would suggest that you contact an agent to assist you with the feasibility of your plan. Try IPATA.org and search for a pet transporter. You can also inquire from the Directorate of Animal Health in Indonesia.
Posted on 2014-03-29 15:08:58.0
PetTravel
Lombok is close to Bali, and it is very concerned that rabies will spread from Bali and become as much of a problem as it is on Bali. We have not heard if conditions have improved. We will request clarification.
Posted on 2014-04-04 04:39:02.0
ashbc87
Thanks!
Posted on 2014-04-04 08:03:24.0
peter.pepa.16
Hi there . I was just wondering if someone could tell me who or what the best person or institution in Bali is to call or write to about gettingmore information about getting a dog into Bali from Perth , Australia Cheers
Posted on 2014-04-06 07:32:35.0
synthia.bali
question, bali used to be rabies free years ago, not any more. i want to adopt a tiny female yorkshire terrier. having trouble finding a breeder in bali let alone the entire country of indonesia. does anyone know a yorkshire terrier breeder in bali? has bali changed any regulations since the island now has rabies infected animals? please email me: synthia.art@gmail.com
Posted on 2014-04-12 12:11:02.0
patriciahickmanbooks
We are considering long-term expat life in Indonesia. I cannot part with my yorkie. I'm confused. Can I transport him from the U.S. to Jakarta or not? He's very healthy.
Posted on 2014-04-17 02:31:10.0
PetTravel
Patricia - we understand that only pets from rabies-free countries are permitted to enter Jakarta. However, this information is not published by the Director of Animal Health. We are attempting to confirm.
Posted on 2014-04-20 03:45:52.0
ivor.cole
Hi, we will be moving to Bali shortly - we have a pet green cheek conure (small parrot) . Can we take it from Australia to Bali?
Posted on 2014-04-21 05:55:18.0