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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 the Philippines

The Philippine Islands are pet friendly, however their procedure is a little different.

This completes your pet passport for the Philippines.

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Birds of any kind are not permitted to enter the Philippines.

Whenever you travel to a foreign country 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 the Philippines. 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 the Philippines. 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 the Philippines do not require a pet microchip, we strongly recommend that you microchip your cat or dog prior to traveling.

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The information published here is a guideline for pet owners importing their pet to the Philippines. Further detail on import permits (if applicable), costs, tests and procedures are available at minimal cost at if you need them. We also stock all the equipment and accessories you will need for traveling with your pet. Same day shipping until 4:00 PM EST.

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Mari - are you traveling from Manila to Europe or from Europe to the Philippines? Where in Europe?
Posted on 2013-08-21 04:42:09.0
Hi, My dog was bred in Manila.I brought him to Nepal last year.I am bringing him back next month.A microchip was not required when we brought him from Manila.Does he need one to go back to MNL.Thx.
Posted on 2013-08-22 14:10:02.0
can i send hamsters to phillipinea!
Posted on 2013-08-25 16:16:51.0
Bai will not respond to my permit request, what do I do?
Posted on 2013-08-29 06:40:41.0
I want to bring my chihuahua to manila from italy. What do i need to easily bring her home? Papers here are all in itAlian. Do i need to translate all of them?
Posted on 2013-09-06 05:58:06.0
Haha. Baka! ;)
Posted on 2013-09-07 09:13:17.0
I want to bring my cat to philippines from saudi arabia and I just wanna know if she need to be quarantine in manila
Posted on 2013-09-13 11:59:22.0
Your pet will not be quarantined if you follow the procedures for entering the country. An endorsed veterinary certificate will need to be presented to the Bureau of Animal Industry for an Import Permit. Of course, proof of rabies vaccination will be required.
Posted on 2013-09-28 19:53:00.0
I want to ask if it's possible for me to bring my parakeet mascot from Philippines to Australia?
Posted on 2013-10-03 19:00:51.0
I want to take my 2 dogs from Cyprus to the Philippines what do I need to do and what are the requirements. They need to be quarantine in Manila. Thanks
Posted on 2013-10-04 09:26:43.0
Is the Pet Passport Philippines all the forms I need?
Posted on 2013-10-16 06:17:58.0
How long will they quarantine cats if moving to philippines
Posted on 2013-10-21 12:28:24.0
Yes, all the forms and instructions should be included in the package. You can find it at
Posted on 2013-10-25 03:55:40.0
Your dogs will need to be vaccinated for rabies and they will need a veterinary certificate endorsed by your country veterinarian and the Philippine Consulate in your country.You will need an Import Permit from the Bureau of Animal Industry. There will not be quarantine if the procedure is followed. You can find instructions and a link to forms here:
Posted on 2013-10-25 04:00:31.0
The Philippines is not a DAFF approved country, so it would not be possible to bring your bird to Australia. Sorry..
Posted on 2013-10-25 04:02:08.0
hi please advice me,i want to bring my pet from japan to manila....can u please advise me...thank you
Posted on 2013-10-28 10:16:02.0
What are the requirements of Veterinary Health Certificates? What specific vaccines? Do I need a blood test?
Posted on 2013-10-29 04:13:15.0
How much will it cost to send an adult dog from san antonio tx to legazpi city philippenes?
Posted on 2013-11-09 01:43:08.0
Your pet will need an Import Permit, proof of rabies vaccination and a health certificate. You can find forms and instructions here:
Posted on 2013-11-09 02:23:23.0
Your cats will not be quarantined if you follow the rules for entering the country. You can find them here:
Posted on 2013-11-09 02:28:37.0
I would love to be able to answer your question, but we can't track airline prices. The airlines do price differently and their prices change often. My advice would be to find the airline with the most direct route, and contact their reservations department if your pet is traveling as checked baggage and their cargo department if your pet is traveling as manifest cargo. Find an airline that serves the entire route. If this is not possible, then change airlines in your own country.
Posted on 2013-11-09 03:42:38.0
English is the most accepted language worldwide. You should carry an English translation of the same form with you.
Posted on 2013-11-09 03:44:42.0
The vaccinations depend on whether you are transporting a dog or cat. A dog will need Rabies, Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus and Leptospirosis. You should not need a blood test to enter the Philippines. The Health Certificate should identify your pet and its characteristics and state that your pet is in good health and free of any diseases that coud infect humans. If your vet does not have one, you can find one here:
Posted on 2013-11-09 03:58:56.0
Do they have a Pet Quarantine Officer at Clark like they do in Manila?
Posted on 2013-11-13 02:59:25.0
You need to contact the National Veterinary Quarantine Service at for the answer to your question.
Posted on 2013-11-18 03:23:07.0
planning to take my dog for a holiday in the philippines..does he needs to be quarantined? if so, for how long?..also need any idea on the airfare for dog?..
Posted on 2013-11-20 11:09:20.0
If you follow the instructions here, your pet should not require quarantine: Every airline prices differently, so I cannot quote you prices. (I also don't know where you are traveling from) What you need to do is to find the airline with the most direct route and also serves the entire route. (Airlines do not interline pets) Layovers between one and two hours are the best.
Posted on 2013-11-23 14:29:12.0
what do u mean by import permit from the bureu of animal and industry u mean that permit u can get from the philippines
Posted on 2013-11-24 05:18:58.0
should the health certificate needed to be authenticated by the philippine consulate/embassy to be valid? im travelling from thailand to philippines with my dog. Also, vaccine for rabies etc should be performed 30 days before departure or just 10 days? thank you
Posted on 2013-11-26 05:13:27.0
Hi Joyce - the veterinary certificate should be endorsed by the Department of Livestock Development, Bureau of Disease Control and Veterinary Services in Thailand and also endorsed by your Philippine Consulate. The rabies vaccination should be administered no less than 30 days prior to entry.
Posted on 2013-11-27 02:46:11.0
You can apply to the Philippine Bureau of Animal and Industry. You can also find instructions and forms here:
Posted on 2013-11-27 02:48:38.0
Im planning to take my dog to japan from philippines , what do i need to do?
Posted on 2013-12-01 14:03:14.0
You can find instructions and links to forms for bringing a pet to the Philippines here:
Posted on 2013-12-03 02:43:27.0
i bring my dog just for vacation from philippines to germany, now we are going back, do i need an health certificate from germany?
Posted on 2013-12-05 15:51:15.0
Health certificates can be good for about a month unless the airlines are requiring them for cargo transport. If that is the case, then they have to be acquired within 10 days of travel.
Posted on 2013-12-06 04:15:29.0
Hi are they strict with this "Your pet must be vaccinated for rabies and other diseases between 30 days and 12 months from the date of travel." policy? My dogs were about to get shiped from Chicago to Manila with all the documents and everything. Unfortunately when they were in Detroit they raised this issue and sent my dogs back to Chicago. What's your experience with this?
Posted on 2013-12-09 14:47:03.0
With regard to rabies vaccinations, every country is pretty strict. Rabies is a disease that is on the rise in many countries. It can be transmitted to humans and will kill if not treated. I am surprised that your airline didn't raise this issue when you checked in your pups unless they did not realize your final destination.
Posted on 2013-12-10 03:32:27.0
Yea... It caused us too much trouble and hassle... We just have to wait for that 30 days then...
Posted on 2013-12-10 05:16:44.0
Hi. I'm planning to buy a pup from Thailand. What should I do? Cos the seller didn't know how to send her pup to Philippines. Any advice? Thanks.
Posted on 2013-12-13 08:51:06.0
I want to bring my dogs here in bahrain how can I bring them here what I need and where can I get those papers tnx
Posted on 2013-12-13 09:58:56.0
i want to know how much tax (if any) do i need to pay at philippine customs for my 2 cats...
Posted on 2013-12-16 14:40:14.0
Your puppy will need to be fully vaccinated at least 30 days before entering the Philippines. Normally, pups are vaccinated at the age of 3 months, so 4 months would be the minimum age to enter. You will need an Import Permit from the Philippines Bureau of Animal Industry. You will need a veterinary health certificate from a licensed vet in Thailand and it should be endorsed by the consulate. A ticks and tapeworm treatement should be done shortly before travel as well. You can find more information and links to forms and instructions here:
Posted on 2013-12-17 03:24:49.0
If your dogs are in the Philippines, they will need a microchip, rabies vaccination, blood titer test, ticks and tapeworm treatment and veterinary certificate to enter Bahrain. You can find more details here and links to instructions and forms as well:
Posted on 2013-12-17 03:28:17.0
I have researched and do not have that information. Sorry I cannot be of more help.
Posted on 2013-12-19 03:39:52.0
PetTravel Thanks anyway for your response... In Shaa Allah it won't cost us too much if there is any tax...
Posted on 2013-12-19 09:33:29.0
Hannah Zawja Ismael Usually, if you are the owners and are traveling with your pets, the custom fee is not significant unless further inspections are necessary.
Posted on 2013-12-21 21:38:43.0
what do i need to do to bring a parrot from UAE to MANILA
Posted on 2014-01-06 14:12:25.0
We do not have specific requirements for the import of parrots into the Philippines, but certainly you will need to get an Import Permit from the Philippine Bureau of Animal Industry. ( ) A health certificate will also be required. Also, there could be CITES requirements if your parrot is included in their regulations.
Posted on 2014-01-07 03:48:15.0
I want to bring a dog & cat from Manilla phillipines to Melbourne Australia. Looks like they don't accept from the Phillipines. What would be the best country to transfer them to in order to bring them home? Thanks
Posted on 2014-01-08 09:09:47.0
Australia just changed their rules saying that pets from non-DAFF approved countries could enter through DAFF approved countries if they met all requirements of the DAFF approved country. The difficulty is that the islands and mainland countries near the Philippines are either hi rabies countries or quarantine pets from high rabies countries or simply do not accept them at all. Hong Kong has 4 months, Singapore has 30 days and there are residency requirements which complicate things. I would suggest asking an agent in Australia how it might be best done. You can search for one at Sorry I can't be of more help.
Posted on 2014-01-09 03:22:47.0
Dog owner's we're separated, the dog's birth certificate is missing, kindly advice the wife how to bring the dog to Philippines, thank you.
Posted on 2014-01-11 18:23:33.0
hi i just got a puppy here in thailand and she is currently 4 months so i heard she needs 5 in 1 _ vaccinations _ anti rabies to get to the philipines so my questions are that when we first get the vaccinations do we really need to wait 1 month?
Posted on 2014-01-13 09:05:25.0
Hi it is possible to bring my shitzu from manila to italy?
Posted on 2014-01-13 13:50:24.0
i have a cat here in Thailand and i want to bring her to the I going to PHil.embassy to get the form for travelling the pets?
Posted on 2014-01-13 14:23:51.0
hi we have a cat here doha qatar what do i need so i can bring her from DOHA to Manila?
Posted on 2014-01-21 04:57:30.0
There is a link on this page that has instructions and all the forms required to bring a pet to the Philippines. They can be emailed to you. There is a small charge for keeping all information up to date.
Posted on 2014-01-23 01:58:22.0
Jack - there is no specified time frame published by the Department of Agriculture that addresses the 30 day wait, but it is strongly suggested by the transport industry and that is why we post it here. The reason why most all countries (with the exception of the EU, US and Canada) make you wait 30 days after vaccination is to make sure there is sufficient rabies antibodies in your pet's blood. We recommend the wait to eliminate any possible problems during customs clearance.
Posted on 2014-01-23 02:16:57.0
You will need proof of rabies vaccination, import permit and a health certificate issued shortly prior to travel. You can find the details here:
Posted on 2014-01-23 02:18:32.0
Good Am, I am travelling my dog from US to Manila. We already have all his vaccinations, deworming and health certificate from the vet here in the US. But the US said that we need to have a letter from our consul? but few years back we didn't have that requirement. Which is true? we are travelling this Monday (Tuesday manila ) and arriving at Naia terminal 2. please help. thanks.
Posted on 2014-01-25 02:36:21.0
I have a cat and I want to apply on line an Import Permit...which website I will go?
Posted on 2014-01-25 16:01:55.0
How to apply online and where can I get the application form?
Posted on 2014-01-25 16:06:31.0
You need to present the health certificate to the Philippine Consulate in the US for endorsement.
Posted on 2014-01-25 19:22:20.0
The Bureau of Animal Industry issues the import permit.
Posted on 2014-01-25 19:23:11.0
I want to take my cat to Phil.this march..will I have enough time to finish all his documents?
Posted on 2014-01-26 20:40:53.0
We have complete instructions and forms here for taking a pet to the Philippines:
Posted on 2014-01-27 04:19:03.0
You should if your pet is currently vaccinated for rabies. If not, the wait is 30 days after vaccination. There will also be time required for the endorsement from the consulate. Where are you traveling from?
Posted on 2014-01-27 04:22:01.0
Patricia - it is possible, but it will require that you follow a process. The Philippines are considered a high rabies country so a Blood Titer Test is required one month after rabies vaccination and no sooner than 90 days of entering Italy. You can find the process here:
Posted on 2014-01-27 04:25:02.0
I'm travelling from Bahrain to Philippines.
Posted on 2014-01-27 09:53:04.0
i need to take my dog from the Philippines to Dubai. what do i need to do? thank you
Posted on 2014-01-27 17:16:11.0
Nathan - you can find requirements for taking your dog to Dubai here: You will need to vaccinate your pet for rabies, have a titer test and a veterinary certificate.
Posted on 2014-01-28 04:25:22.0
You will need to fulfil the requirements listed here:
Posted on 2014-01-28 04:26:32.0
PetTravel - Thank you so much :)
Posted on 2014-01-28 05:26:20.0
Grey it is not Dubai its Qatar. Just check that it.
Posted on 2014-01-28 08:31:23.0
Can any body what is the price or how much is the coast for a dog going to philippines from u.s.a?thanks
Posted on 2014-01-31 16:44:41.0
Can any body tell me what is the price or how much is the cost for a dog going to philippines from u.s.a?thanks
Posted on 2014-01-31 16:46:53.0
You will need to contact the airlines for that information. It depends on how big the dog and crate are and the class of service your pet is traveling under (checked baggage, manifest cargo, etc.. Each airline costs differently. Find an airline that serves the entire route and contact them for the cost.
Posted on 2014-02-02 20:19:35.0
hi I am in south korea right now and my wife is taking her dog with her going back home, is true that we have to submit the needed papers to the consulate office or embassy 3 weeks before the shipment?
Posted on 2014-02-09 07:51:54.0
i mean she lives in the philippines
Posted on 2014-02-09 07:52:54.0
Yes, this is a requirement regardless of which country you are entering from.
Posted on 2014-02-10 04:41:55.0
Gerardo- if your wife is returning to the Philippines, she will need to get your pet's health certificate endorsed by the Philippines Consulate to enter the country. I hope I have understood you correctly.
Posted on 2014-02-11 03:12:56.0
Hi I have a pomeranian pupp 12 weeks and 5 days old and she already have a medical paper work and certificate of veterinary inspection and she already have micro-chipped. And what else do I need to bring my pupp? Canada to Philippines
Posted on 2014-02-13 16:49:10.0
You will need an Import Permit from the Bureau of Animal Husbandry. You will need proof of rabies vaccination and a veterinary certificate that is not more than 30 days old. Your vet certificate must also be endorsed by the Philippine Consulate in Canada. You can find details and links to forms and instructions here:
Posted on 2014-02-14 03:44:12.0
I travel all over the United States with my Emotional Support Dog. Would like to know of rules and requirements of traveling from with my Emotional support dog from USA to the Philippines and back.
Posted on 2014-02-15 02:40:52.0
Hi Ruth - the regulations for Emotional Support and Service Animals are the same as for any other animals. What you need to do to bring a pet to the Philippines is listed here: There is also a link to forms and instructions on this page. To re-enter the US, you will need proof of rabies vaccination and a health certificate if you stay out of the country for an extended period of time (more than 30 days) of if your airline requires it.
Posted on 2014-02-15 17:08:01.0
Thank you. I found this very helpful.
Posted on 2014-02-16 22:33:56.0
i have a dog here in taiwan and i want to bring him in the philippines what are the paper needs?
Posted on 2014-02-17 01:00:55.0
You will need an import permit and a health certificate endorsed by the Philippine Consulate in Taiwan. As Taiwan is not considered free of rabies, you will need a letter stating that no cases of rabies have occurred within a 20 kilometer radius of the location of your pet. Right before travel, your vet will give your dog a ticks and tapeworm treatment. You can find details and links to instructions and forms here:
Posted on 2014-02-17 04:30:27.0
Hi. I have a dog here in Singapore and I want to bring him to Manila...can you please let me know what documents should I secure?
Posted on 2014-02-17 06:50:57.0
Hi please tell me how to bring a puppy from manila to Singapore? Thank y
Posted on 2014-02-18 05:29:11.0
You will need an Import Permit, proof of rabies vaccination and a veterinary certificate endorsed by the Philippine Consulate in Singapore. You can find details including a link to instructions and forms here:
Posted on 2014-02-19 03:30:29.0
Kristina - your pet must have a microchip, import license, proof of rabies vaccination and a veterinary certificate to enter Singapore. There will be quarantine required. You can find details including links to forms and instructions here:
Posted on 2014-02-19 03:32:36.0
Hi, i just want to know if they will tax me if i bring a dog to PH even if i have all the required papers and stuffs?
Posted on 2014-02-19 14:45:45.0
Patreek - in many countries, there is an evaluation done as to a pet's worth and a tax is set based on that value at the time of customs clearance unless you are a tourist staying a short time. The Philippines does not publish that information, but it should be anticipated if you are residing or plan to reside in the Philippines. You should carry ownership papers with you and an invoice if you have it.
Posted on 2014-02-20 03:06:36.0
A seller from Thailand is giving away pair of parrots. What are the things that I need to prepare? Or the transport agency will be doing all these paper works for me?
Posted on 2014-02-21 15:12:08.0
Be very careful about people on the internet giving pets away. Unless you know the seller personally, this is most likely a scam. They tell people that we are doing the transport. It is not true.
Posted on 2014-02-22 02:44:44.0
Is it fine to import the dog to philippines with less than 30 days from the date of the vaccination? As it is urgent that we need to send the dog to the philippines.
Posted on 2014-02-22 11:06:17.0
Hi Kristine - if your dog arrives in the Philippines without the required vaccination, it will be subject to (home) quarantine or can be put down. We cannot recommend that you do not follow the rules but you may want to contact the Director of Animal Husbandry for your answer. Get it in writing.
Posted on 2014-02-23 15:01:20.0
We have the required vaccination its just that they will travel less than 30 days from the date of the vaccination.
Posted on 2014-02-23 15:42:39.0
hi i have a cat here in Saudi Arabia and i want him to bring with me in the philippines... i do have him a vaccination and and the certificate from the veterinarian... what else do i have to do to bring him in the philippines?
Posted on 2014-02-23 18:51:48.0
RaChel - you will need an Import Permit and a veterinary certificate endorsed by the Philipping Consulate in your country to bring your cat to the Philippines. Also, a certification that your cat has been checked for external parasites. You can find details and links to forms and instructions here:
Posted on 2014-02-24 03:52:48.0
Home quarantine may be allowed, but I would still contact the officials for confirmation.
Posted on 2014-02-24 03:54:08.0