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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 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.

Dog Passport Taiwan

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.

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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reid.tanner.35
We are wanting to take our dog home to Australia from Laos, is this possible to do by travelling through Taiwan. rufustuna@hotmail.com I look forward to your reply Reid Tanner
Posted on 2014-03-28 02:14:12.0
PetTravel
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: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/Taiwan.cfm 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: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/australia.cfm. Hope this helps. Let us know if you have additional questions.
Posted on 2014-03-30 15:52:16.0
qianchang1981
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
panni.song
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
PetTravel
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: http://www.pettravel.com/passportnew.cfm.
Posted on 2014-05-13 03:55:56.0
PetTravel
Birds can be extremely difficult to transport due to the discovery of Avian. Try emailing klservice@mail.klbaphiq.gov.tw and inquire.
Posted on 2014-05-13 04:04:49.0
panni.song
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
PetTravel
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: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/Taiwan.cfm
Posted on 2014-05-14 03:44:36.0
panni.song
PetTravel Thank you again for your answer. It was very helpful. Best, Baoning
Posted on 2014-05-14 03:48:10.0
carlino.gonzalez
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
bigbirdzzzzzzzz
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
PetTravel
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
PetTravel
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: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/philippines.cfm
Posted on 2014-06-13 11:36:28.0
brian.mcfarland.39
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
katannya1
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
PetTravel
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
brian.mcfarland.39
Thanks a lot for the information but I'm still a little concerned about reentry into Taiwan. This link http://www.baphiq.gov.tw/public/Attachment/81101419770.pdf 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
PetTravel
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
susan.carlson.2004
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
lynda.harley.5
My passport expired :( time to renew! Happy Fourth!
Posted on 2014-07-04 22:10:16.0