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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 Taiwan

Pets entering Taiwan from the countries of Japan, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Iceland New Zealand, japan, Norway (excluding Svalbard), Hawaii, Guam and Singapore

Any pet from a rabies-free country as listed above thansiting through a country not considered to be rabies-free will be subject to 21 days of quarantine.

Pets arriving from all other rabies-controlled countries not listed above:
This completes a pet passport for your dog or cat to enter Taiwan. All pets entering the country from non-rabies-free countries will be subject to 21 days of quarantine.

Your pet must come from an area where animal diseases are under control. They are found to be healthy, free from signs of any infectious and contagious diseases at the time of export and fit to travel.

Dogs and cats from mainland China (excluding Hong Kong and Macao) are prohibited from entering Taiwan unless they are returning to the country after originating there. Special regulations are required for these pets. Pets from Bangladesh cannot transit or enter Taiwan.

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According to regulations of Statute for Prevention and Control of Infectious Animal Disease, all animals transiting the international airport in Taiwan shall be subject to quarantine.

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.

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.

The information published here is a guideline for pet owners importing their pet to Taiwan. 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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We are wanting to take our dog home to Australia from Laos, is this possible to do by travelling through Taiwan. I look forward to your reply Reid Tanner
Posted on 2014-03-28 02:14:12.0
According to the new regulations, you can bring your pet to Australia from a non-DAFF-approved country by entering an approved country and adhering to their regulations. To enter Taiwan, you will need to microchip and vaccinate for rabies and do a Blood Titer Test at least 180 days prior to entry. You can find details and other regulations as well as links to instructions and forms required here: Keep in mind that you will need to conform to Australia's requirements prior to leaving Taiwan. You will have done the hard part, however. You can find those requirements here: Hope this helps. Let us know if you have additional questions.
Posted on 2014-03-30 15:52:16.0
Hi I would like to take my bird back to my country Taiwan , what document or test I need to prepare ? Thanks
Posted on 2014-04-29 07:59:10.0
Hi, I am living in Taiwan, but I want to go back home (Europe) for a few months. I am planning to take my dog with me and when I return to Taiwan bring her back. But it seems, although she is a Taiwanese dog (Taiwanese papers, chip, vaccination, etc), she would have to go through quarantine. Is that right? How long would that be? What if I make her an emotional support animal (ESA)? Does she still have to stay in quarantine? Thank you!
Posted on 2014-05-11 04:53:30.0
Your pet does not have to go into quarantine if the rules are followed. Taiwan is considered by the EU to be a rabies-controlled country. You will need to have your pet microchipped, then vaccinated (in that order, but the same vet visit is fine). Your pet can enter the EU 21 days after the date of the vaccination. (don't count the day of the vet visit) You will need an Annex II for the country you are visiting completed by your vet within 10 days of entry. There are several countries that require a tapeworm treatment including the UK, Finland and Norway. You can find the regulations for taking a pet to any EU country here:
Posted on 2014-05-13 03:55:56.0
Birds can be extremely difficult to transport due to the discovery of Avian. Try emailing and inquire.
Posted on 2014-05-13 04:04:49.0
Thank you for your quick answer. My problem is that after staying in Europe for one or two months, I want to bring her back to Taiwan. It seems that she has to stay in quarantine (in Taiwan) when we return. Is that right? Do emotional support dogs have to stay in quarantine, too? Thank you for your answer again.
Posted on 2014-05-13 04:40:50.0
Firstly, emotional and service animals must fulfill the same requirements as other animals regarding pet import. That said, what you should do is to get your pet vaccinated and titer tested according to the regulations on this page before leaving Taiwan as the titer test must be administered 6 months ahead of time. The timing of the rabies vaccination is important (not less than 6 months). The titer test is good for 2 years. You should be able to enter Taiwan without quarantine if you follow the rules here:
Posted on 2014-05-14 03:44:36.0
PetTravel Thank you again for your answer. It was very helpful. Best, Baoning
Posted on 2014-05-14 03:48:10.0
What is the best way to move my two Jack Russell Terrier dogs from Dominican Republic to Taiwan?
Posted on 2014-06-11 06:27:09.0
hi can i ask im working here in taiwan not for good im planning to buy dog here and bring to the philippines what are need requirment
Posted on 2014-06-11 12:54:26.0
Carlino - assuming your pets are traveling with you as checked baggage or unaccompanied as manifest cargo (both in the hold) you can change airlines at JFK for a direct flight to TPE or fly Delta through ATL and LAX. Changing airlines means you will need to clear customs and re-check your pet on the next airline. If you are not traveling with your pet, then you need to stay on the same airline or hire an agent to clear your pet and check them on the next plane. Contact Delta to discuss. Try to avoid Delta's route transiting in Narita, Japan.
Posted on 2014-06-13 11:33:16.0
Higan - you will need an Import Permit, proof of rabies vaccination, and a veterinary certificate endorsed by the Philippine Consulate in your country. You can find requirements and links to forms and instructions here:
Posted on 2014-06-13 11:36:28.0
Hi, I'm a Canadian (w/ permanent residency status) who has been living and working in Taiwan for several years. My girlfriend (Taiwanese) and I have a Chihuahua and recently she's received news that she's being transferred to China for a min. of 1 year. From what I've researched, bringing a pet (that has specified requirements i.e. Vet cert., passport, etc.) from Taiwan to China shouldn't be a problem but I'm unsure of whether or not a rabies vaccination is needed. Taiwan has for a long time been rabies free but recently(last year or so) has had isolated cases. Having her vaccinated before our departure date (early Sept.2014) hopefully won't be a problem but if you could let me know whether this is required or not I'd greatly appreciate it. Also, another concern -and main one- is returning to Taiwan. From what I've found on-line, pets CAN'T be imported from China to Taiwan at all and there's a mandatory 6 month quarantine period for pets entering from other permitted countries. My question, therefore is, if my dog has a Taiwan issued passport, microchip, proof of rabies vaccination and health certificate (from an accredited Taiwanese vet), blood titer test and import permit, is not possible to return to Taiwan with my dog and also not have her quarantined for an insane amount of time? I truly appreciate any/all assistance you can offer regarding this matter.
Posted on 2014-06-24 18:18:53.0
Get the rabies for sure. It's only $200 anyway. I don't know about coming back, though.
Posted on 2014-06-25 00:46:39.0
Rabies vaccination is an absolute must. You will need a Titer Test between 6 months and 2 years of entry. You may get the test before you leave should you choose. (wait at least 30 days after the rabies vaccination to do this.) Keep the rabies vaccinations current or the titer test is no goo. Be sure and re-vaccinate more than 30 days prior to re-entry. You will need an import permit and vet certificate.If all is in order, quarantine should not be a problem. You may want to get an agent just to customs clear your pet upon your retiurn.
Posted on 2014-06-25 04:23:00.0
Thanks a lot for the information but I'm still a little concerned about reentry into Taiwan. This link specifically states states that importing pets into Taiwan from China is forbidden. Obviously I wouldn't want to gamble and be in a situation where reentry was denied. Have you had experience with this specific situation? Any info that would alleviate my concerns would be greatly appreciated. Thx.
Posted on 2014-06-25 14:39:18.0
Happy to help, Brian. Let us know about what you find out. It will help other pet owners. Thanks.
Posted on 2014-07-04 13:37:49.0
I might be teaching in Taiwan very soon. My dog has been all over the world teaching with me. She has a passport, all shots. Titer is 6 years old but I can update at anytime. She is also an ED and Teaching Therapy Dog. Is there any way to avoid quarantine?
Posted on 2014-07-04 22:02:52.0
My passport expired :( time to renew! Happy Fourth!
Posted on 2014-07-04 22:10:16.0
I'm bringing my dog from Hanoi to Canada, transiting in Taipei where we need to change planes. I'm worried if the pet regulations in Taiwan still applies, if it's true then the dog must be quarantined. I only has 4 hours of transit, and I don't want to leave the dog back in Vietnam. Please help!!!
Posted on 2014-07-26 03:36:38.0
You will need a transit permit in Taipei. You will need to stay on the same airline so they will transfer your dog from plane to plane.
Posted on 2014-07-31 03:16:31.0
Hi there, We are wondering to take my cat back to Taiwan to Australia, is there a minimum age for her in regarding to the passport? and if we have the documents ready, do I have to fly with her on the same flight? or she can be fly on her own once been dropped off and have my friend in Taiwan to pick her up once she is ready from quarantine? Thank you.
Posted on 2014-08-07 15:02:04.0
Quarantine in Taiwan can be avoided if you reside in a country that they consider to be rabies-free for at least 6 months prior to coming to Taiwan. You can inquire to an agent as to whether this can be avoided. - search for pet transporters.
Posted on 2014-08-11 12:16:47.0
In order to meet the regulations to enter Taiwan, your kitty must be microchipped, then vaccinated for rabies at least 30 days prior to entering the country. Rabies vaccination cannot be administered prior to 3 months. You do not have to fly on the same plane as your kitty, but, flying alone will mean she will fly as manifest cargo, so you will want to contact the cargo department of your airline. Your sister can pick up your cat with proper permissions. You may consider having an agent clear your pet to avoid any problems in customs clearance.
Posted on 2014-08-11 12:24:05.0
PetTravel Thanks alot for the information, really appreciate it.
Posted on 2014-08-11 13:51:43.0
I will be flying from Singapore to Toronto with a 55min transit in Taipei. I understand we need to get a transit permit for my dog. Where & who do we submit this transit permit? My concern is the short transit time to do this. Pls help!
Posted on 2014-08-19 11:09:20.0
Corina - you can find the transit permit here: There are instructions how to submit it at the bottom of the form. Hope this helps.
Posted on 2014-08-21 02:58:31.0
Thank you so much for your help. Looking at my short transit time, will my dog make it for the transfer to my next flight? I'm so worried!
Posted on 2014-08-21 03:56:38.0
Corina Gan Corina - ask the airline. If you have the transit permit, then your pet should move with you, especially if it is traveling as checked baggage in cargo.
Posted on 2014-08-23 00:44:52.0
Thanks for your assurance!
Posted on 2014-08-23 02:06:43.0
hello, I brought my cat to paris from london for holidays for couple months, she had the rabies vaccination before she left uk (08/july 2014) i plan to bring her back to uk in the end of september, and then going back to taiwan in the end of october, as France is not a rabies-free country, will it affect the plan of flying back to taiwan? cause if is a rabies-free country, my cat has to wait for 180 days after the blood test, so that she can flying back with me:( (and my student visa is going to expire then !!) so panic!! Thannnnk you!! Pei-Chi x
Posted on 2014-08-26 22:19:49.0
Hello I'm emigrating to Taiwan from London and want to take my pug. Because of his breed, the only route I have found is to get him to Paris to fly directly from there. My vets have said they can't help if he isn't being exported from England as French rules apply. I see above that he will need a titer test and certificate from a French vet. Do I have to take him to France for the titer test and can he come back to London afterwards? Or does he have to stay in France for the 6 months before he can fly?
Posted on 2014-09-01 08:46:58.0
Pei-Chi - your kitty must have lived in the exporting country at least 6 months prior to entry to Taiwan. Even transiting through a non-rabies-free country when flying to Taiwan can cause 21 days of quarantine.
Posted on 2014-09-04 20:16:56.0
Kathryn - to avoid quarantine in Taiwan, your Pug needs to enter the country directly from the UK. Even transiting through France will cause 21 days of quarantine. ANA has a flight from LHR to TPE with a transit through Narita, Japan but you will need to confirm that the airlines will transfer your pet and it will not be held by authorities. ANA should carry your pet after September 30th. (not during the summer). Let us know if this have a tough route to work with.
Posted on 2014-09-04 20:47:08.0
Hi i might be traveling to taiwan taipei , i would like to take my bogue de Bordeaux with me , he will be arriving from the far eastof russia as he lives there with my fiancee, is russia a rabies controlled country would he have to go to quarantine and is his breed allowed allowed in taipei unlike china where he is considered a monster please advice me many thanks christian
Posted on 2014-09-17 10:55:32.0
Hello, I could not find any breed restrictions posted on Taiwan's Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine website. I have emailed them ( to check and will reply once a response is received.
Posted on 2014-09-18 17:43:13.0
PetTravel thank you very much this would be very helpfull indeed as i have just taken on a new job in taipei please do let me know as soon as you have info thank you christian
Posted on 2014-09-18 17:59:19.0
Detes Cun Detes - early indications are that your breed is not banned, however, we have not received confirmation of that. We also must mention that you need to review the requirements to take your pet to Taiwan here. Russia is not considered rabies controlled, so a titer test at least 6 months prior to entering is required.
Posted on 2014-09-20 13:59:10.0
PetTravel HI there many thnx for the info another question im considering another position which is based in malaysia i seen that some breeds are banned in malaysia but did not see dogue de bordeaux listed or french mastiff can you giveme some detils if they are banned please
Posted on 2014-09-21 11:45:29.0

Hi, are dogs from Malaysia allowed to enter Taiwan ? If they can, what airline would you recommend ?
Posted on 2014-10-24 18:00:19.0
Cindy - importing your dog to Taiwan from Malaysia will take some preparation. Your pet must be microchipped, vaccinated for rabies and titer tested at least 6 months prior to entry. There will be 21 days of quarantine when entering Taiwan. You will also need a veterinary certificate and an import permit from Hsinchu Branch or Kaohsiung Airport Inspection Station of Kaohsiung Branch at least 20 days prior to import.
Posted on 2014-10-28 03:48:11.0
Hello I will be traveling from Saudi Arabia to Taiwan . What would I need, in order to do so. Many thanks, Marianne
Posted on 2014-10-28 17:32:04.0
Marianne - your dog or cat will need to conform to the requirements as listed here: In addition to those requirements, it will also need a Blood Titer Test at least 6 months prior to entry. It will be subject to 21 days of quarantine upon arrival. Taiwan is not an easy country to enter with a pet.
Posted on 2014-10-30 01:47:00.0
Hi, I am bringing my dog back to Taiwan from California. He has all the paper work and titer test done. Does he have to go through quarantine if he is a service dog?
Posted on 2014-11-05 04:34:34.0
I'm currently living in Singapore. I'm planning to bring my dog, a mini dachshund, to Taiwan for about 3-4 years. What do I need to do? Thanks in advanced!
Posted on 2014-11-19 12:22:13.0

I need some help. We want to take out little Charlie (Taiwanese black dog) from Taiwan to the UK. We spoke to a few agents and one has said it will cost about 50,000 NT. Is this right? Does anyone have ANY advice on how to go about this? It would be much appreciated. Thank you.
Posted on 2014-11-20 07:45:26.0
Rebecca - in all countries, service animals are subject to the same requirements as regular animals. The Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection may be able to arrange home quarantine for you.
Posted on 2014-11-21 03:01:38.0
Jasmine - there is a list of requirements to bring your pet to Taiwan from Singapore here:, There should be no quarantine required as long as your pet is in good health and requirements are met.
Posted on 2014-11-21 03:03:42.0
Candice - because the UK considers Taiwan to be a rabies-controlled country, you will need to have your pet microchipped, then vaccinated for rabies (in that order) at least 21 days prior to entering the UK. You will need an Annex II form for the UK completed by your vet within 10 days of travel and a tapeworm treatmentt between one and five days of travel. You can find details and links to instructions and forms if you need them here: If you are traveling to the UK after December 29, 2014, you must travel with your pet or within 5 days of your pet for these rules to apply.
Posted on 2014-11-21 03:08:19.0
hello!!! i have 3 shih tzu and i would like to ask the requirement, they are in philippines i would like them to come here in Taiwan, can you help me know what should I do? thank you!!
Posted on 2014-12-18 12:21:46.0
Hi!@ I have 2 guinea pigs. I'm planning to take them to Taiwan next year. ANY RESTRICTIONS?
Posted on 2014-12-20 07:29:11.0
Helen - You will need to apply for an Import Permit from Hsinchu Branch or Kaohsiung Airport Inspection Station of Kaohsiung Branch at least 20 days prior to shipment. Most likely, you will need a health certificate as well.
Posted on 2014-12-23 03:25:37.0
Taiwan is challenging to enter with a pet. Your Shih Tzus will need a microchip, rabies vaccination and a Blood Titer Test 6 months prior to import. Find more requirements here:
Posted on 2014-12-23 03:28:09.0
Im living in Taiwan. I was planning on staying a year but now it appears that will be longer. Can you please tell me what steps I need to take to bring my cat over here? Does he need a microchip?
Posted on 2015-01-15 14:40:36.0
From Canada.
Posted on 2015-01-15 14:40:58.0
Please note that Taiwan has changed the the length of validity for the Blood Titer Test. It is now valid for up to 1 year... not 2 years as stated.
Posted on 2015-01-18 09:42:01.0
Hi I am in Hong Kong and woud like to bring my poodle into Taiwan. May know what the requirements are??
Posted on 2015-01-19 04:21:45.0
Mat Sterz Mat - it takes some planning to import a pet to Taiwan. Your cat must be microchipped and vaccinated for rabies. There is a titer test requirement that must be done 6 months prior to entry. You can find more details and links to forms and instructions here if you need them:
Posted on 2015-01-19 19:32:52.0
Christina - Hong Kong is not considered a rabies-free country by Taiwan and so a titer test is required 6 months ahead of entry. There will also be 21 days of quarantine. Your pet must be microchipped and vaccinated for rabies. Please see details here. There are links to forms and instructions if you need them:
Posted on 2015-01-19 19:42:01.0
Drew - you are correct. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will change our information.
Posted on 2015-01-19 19:44:01.0
Nikki - you must have your pet microchipped and vaccinated for rabies at least 30 days and not more than 1 year prior to entering the country. As you are entering Taiwan from Japan, a country that is considered rabies-free by Taiwan, there will be no quarantine, but there will be an inspection of your pet upon arrival.
Posted on 2015-01-19 19:53:23.0
Thanks for your advice!
Posted on 2015-01-20 03:15:15.0
Hi. My dog was born and vaccinated (rabies) in Taiwan over 2 years ago. Last year, we moved to the U.S., and she's remained current with her vaccinations. We are looking to move back to Taiwan. Is the 180 day Blood Titer Test waiting period still required? Will she have to go into quarantine for 21 days when she returns, or because she has a Taiwan passport, it won't be necessary? Thank you so much!
Posted on 2015-01-22 18:18:29.0
Ken - you will need a new titer test to enter Taiwan. We generally do not see exemptions to import requirements for pets being out of a country for more than 30 days, and in many cases, once your pet leaves a country, it re-enters under the same requirements as pets entering for the first time. Taiwan is very strict on pet import requirements, so it is likely that some quarantine will be required.
Posted on 2015-01-25 14:50:18.0
hi were returning our dog back to Australia via Tiawan, what do we need before we fly our dog from Vietnam to Taiwan. Once he arrives in Taiwan how long does he have to stay in quaranteen and will there be a period of time that he must stay nin the country. hectic (our dog ) flew direct from Australia to Vietnam about a year and a half ago,he had all his shots before he departed and has had his shots kept up to date, Im just not sure about the exact entry requirement for his entry to Taiwan, thanks John
Posted on 2015-01-26 02:28:30.0
I'm also unsure about the how long my dog needs to stay in Taiwan. I was told from Australian customs that because he was vaccinated in Australia before he flew to Vietnam that he would only need to spend 45 days (not including the 21 days quarantine) in Taiwan, before he could return to Australia. I was then told by a pet transport company that there is a three month monitoring period before he can fly from Taiwan to Australia? Which one is correct?
Posted on 2015-01-26 02:52:47.0
John - the requirements for entering Taiwan from Vietnam are too many to list here. You can find them at They are bullet pointed. for you.
Posted on 2015-01-26 04:12:39.0
Stephanie - your dog needs to spend 21 days in quarantine to enter Taiwan. There will be additional testing that must be done in Taiwan prior to entering Australia if you have met the titer test requirement. (6 months in advance) We would suggest that you direct your question to Biosecurity officials in Australia who could review your details with you.
Posted on 2015-01-26 04:18:58.0