Pet Passport Taiwan
Regulations for taking a pet dog or cat to Taiwan
Pets entering Taiwan from the countries of Japan, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Iceland and Taiwan
- Your pet must be microchipped with a 15 digit ISO pet microchip. If your pet's microchip is not ISO 11784 compliant, you can bring your own microchip scanner.
- Your pet must have proof of rabies vaccination at a minimum of 90 days old, and the period between the day of vaccination and the day of shipment shall be no less than 30 days and no more than one year.
- You will need to apply for an Import Permit from Hsinchu Branch or Kaohsiung Airport Inspection Station of Kaohsiung Branch at least 30 days prior to shipment.
- A USDA (or CFIA) accredited veterinarian must then complete a Veterinary Certificate for Taiwan 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 responsible for the import and export of animals should endorse the forms.
- The rabies vaccination certificate shall be in Chinese, English or bilingual and should be included for endorsement.
- All requirements listed above apply except the timing of the rabies vaccination. Your pet must be vaccinated between 6 months and one year prior to travel. In the case of a booster vaccination, the animal shall have been vaccinated no more than one year prior to shipment.
- A Blood Titer Test is also required at least 180 days but not more than 2 years prior to travel.
Whenever you travel to a foreign country like Taiwan, it is always advisable to carry some form of identification indicating ownership of your 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
Taiwan. 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 Taiwan. 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.
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