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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 Thailand from a rabies free country or a country with a low incidence of rabies.

This completes a pet passport for your dog or cat to enter Thailand. Pets must enter the country from other rabies-free or rabies-controlled countries.

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Your pet is not permitted exposure to other animals if they are transiting at any approved intermediate port or airport. They shall not be allowed to leave the precinct of the port except to an officially approved transit quarantine area.

Breed Restrictions
Thailand does not permit the import of American Pit Bull Terriers or American Staffordshire Terriers.

Whenever you travel to a foreign country like Thailand, 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 Thailand. 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 Thailand. 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 Thailand does not require a pet microchip, we strongly recommend that you microchip your cat or dog prior to traveling. 

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Posted on 2013-08-12 17:54:56.0
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Posted on 2013-09-18 13:57:21.0
If your kitty is traveling in the cabin with you, you do not need documentation for the layover country unless you need to change airlines or clear customs. If you are staying on the same airline, you should be fine. If your kitty is traveling as checked baggage, your layover should be around 2 hours and the airline will transfer your kitty and it will not need to enter the country. I would look at the routes available and layover times before making a decision on the layover city. Some of them are tricky like Japan. Hong Kong requires a transit permit, but your airline will be able to help with that. I would also suggest getting a microchip if your pet does not already have one.
Posted on 2013-11-29 18:37:30.0
We are moving to Thailand (Phuket) this summer, 2014. If we order the passport forms from you, will it have all documents required for our dog, or is there more documents we need to get too?
Posted on 2014-01-11 09:43:39.0
Yes, the passport has all the information you will need to take a pet to Thailand.
Posted on 2014-01-14 02:24:53.0
Hi there, do you know if there is a minimum period of time that the pet (in my case, 2 cats) must have resided in the export country for? We moved back to the UK from the UAE in November 2013 with the cats & will be moving to Bangkok around March 2014. I have only seen on one website that it says a minimum of 6 months.
Posted on 2014-01-17 18:01:38.0
The general rule is six months. I will mention that a titer test (RNATT) is still a very useful thing to have if you plan to move frequently. It is difficult to obtain in many countries.
Posted on 2014-01-18 14:29:59.0
Hi. Just wanted to ask. Does anyone know how safe it is in Phuket, Thailand to have your pet dog there? Will my pet be safe? I might be moving over in a few months and need more info on this. If anyone can help out I'd really appreciate any advice....:) Or if you are already living in Thailand with your pet I'd love to hear from you!
Posted on 2014-02-12 10:57:22.0
I will be transiting through BKK with my dog this summer. As our journey starts from Bhutan on Druk Airways and continues on Swiss with a 6h layover, will it be necessary to import the dog into Thailand? Or can she be transited without being imported? (She is chipped and will have all Swiss import requirements, titer test, vet certificate, etc.) Also, are there pet facilities in the airport where she can be let out of her IATA approved crate during a layover?
Posted on 2014-02-28 18:47:44.0
Beware of dog napping in Thailand to sell for import to China and Vietnam's dog meat trade. Never leave your dog alone!!
Posted on 2014-04-19 16:38:31.0
I'll be move back to Thailand with my dog this summer, where can I get and lodge import permit for my dogs?
Posted on 2014-04-28 07:19:07.0
We have a link to instructions and all forms necessary to transport a pet to Thailand here if you need them:
Posted on 2014-05-01 04:03:57.0
Randall - as the airlines do not interline pets, you will have to claim and re-check your pet on Swiss. This will likely cause you to have to clear customs and enter Thailand. As Bhutan is considered a high rabies country, requirements call for quarantine of 30 days. You may want to confirm with the airline but this is something to avoid if possible.
Posted on 2014-05-01 04:13:26.0
Hi,I will be going to Thailand this summer for 3 weeks. I wonder what are the documentations I need to fill in order to be able to bring my cat to Thailand and also bring him back to Hong Kong. Thank you so much in advance!!
Posted on 2014-05-18 12:47:02.0
Hi Noon - Thailand will require an import permit, proof of rabies vaccination and health certificate. The issue will be returning to Hong Kong. Thailand is considered a hi-rabies country and Hong Kong requires pets entering from hi-rabies countries to undergo 4 months of quarantine. That is a lot to put your pet through for 3 weeks of travel...You can find regs for Thailand here: and Hong Kong here:
Posted on 2014-05-20 03:36:19.0
Are there any airlines that allow your cat to travel in the cabin with you. I know when i take her to Argentina on Copa or United no problem in the cabin.
Posted on 2014-06-04 21:04:49.0
Korean Air should permit it if they service your route. Also Asiana Airlines.
Posted on 2014-06-05 04:29:08.0
Hi, I am living in Laos with a cat and am moving back to the US in July. I have to travel through Bangkok (no direct flights from Laos) and will also have to change airlines, possibly even clear customs and then re-check my baggage. Do I have to follow formal import/export procedures for Thailand, or are there special transit regulations? I can't seem to find any on the Thai livestock department website.... My cat has a microchip, a rabies test, and all shots and I'll get a veterinary certificate for the airline and the US as well. But I'm worried about the Thai regulations.... Help?
Posted on 2014-06-08 22:58:36.0
hi there, just wanted to ask that I live in Pakistan, last time I came to Thailand I had seen many nice dogs there, can u plz tell me how can I buy 1 from there and how can I bring it to my country?
Posted on 2014-06-10 15:49:19.0
Asim - can't help you with buying a dog in Thailand, but, visit a vet there and they will be able to help you. To bring a dog to Pakistan you will need proof of rabies vaccination at least 30 days prior to entry and a health certificate issued within 10 days of entry. You can find details here:
Posted on 2014-06-12 03:04:52.0
Tina - it would help to know where in the US you are traveling to, but we looked at VTE to JFK and found a Korean Air flight through Seoul. You do not want to clear customs in Thailand as your cat will be subject to 30 days of quarantine. You need to stay on the same airline so you can transit through the layover country.
Posted on 2014-06-12 03:09:44.0
PetTravel Thanks for the information. Unfortunately I have to change airlines as Thai only flies to the West Coast (and I'm going to DC). I'm hoping to fly Thai AIr to Bangkok and then transfer to Korean Air to Seoul and then to Dulles, just confirming now that the airlines will work together.
Posted on 2014-06-14 10:29:31.0
Tina - change airlines in the US. It will be remarkably easier than changing airlines in Bangkok. Your pet will go into quarantine if you have to clear customs in Bangkok. The airlines do not interline pets. If you have to claim your luggage and recheck, it is likely you will have to clear customs and enter the country.
Posted on 2014-06-14 21:46:31.0
I want to move to Bangkok for 6 months to a year and bring my chihuahua. Once she is with me in Bangkok can we travel to neighbouring countries like Cambodia and Vietnam without more paper work? Also will it be a problem to bring her back to the UK after visiting Thailand?
Posted on 2014-06-25 22:03:43.0
keep a very good eye on your doggie out there- very much so
Posted on 2014-06-25 23:29:03.0
Is it true that even if I follow all of the medical requirements my dog will still have to go into quarantine on arriving in Thailand?
Posted on 2014-07-13 01:22:08.0
Do you know if Titre tests are mandatory? No mention above...or on the Embassy website. I am now considering a two month stay (just to sit out the 90 day rule before heading to the UK)
Posted on 2014-07-18 21:58:38.0
Hi Pippy - no titer test is necessary, but there is quarantine if you are entering Thailand from a high-rabies country.Import Permit and vet certificate also required.
Posted on 2014-07-21 04:04:11.0
No, Kamay. Quarantine will be required.
Posted on 2014-07-22 03:56:16.0
I plan on backpacking in Thailand for four months with Broder crossings to Loas and Cambodia. I plan on bringing my dog a miniature pinture. He is 15 -lbs what will i be required to do to bring my dog go Thailand.
Posted on 2014-08-12 02:00:16.0
Hi, I'm going to bring my dog from Manila to Sweden and I will transit in Bangkok. I didn't think I needed any documents since it's just a 2.5 hour transit.. Bit reading this makes me doubt. Could you help me and let me know exactly what I need for transit my dog through Thailand. Thank you
Posted on 2014-08-12 19:27:02.0
Robert - this sounds like a wonderful trip. It is important to know what country your pet resides in. Pets can enter Thailand from rabies-free or rabies-controlled countries. You can find details here: Laos and Cambodia are not as challenging, requiring proof of rabies vaccination and health certificates.
Posted on 2014-08-13 03:40:12.0
PetTravel is it going to be a problem coming back into Thailand after a few week stay in Cambodia and Loas? that is my worry and we reside in the USA
Posted on 2014-08-13 03:44:35.0
If you are staying on the same airline in and out of BKK, then you should be fine. If your dog is traveling as checked baggage in the hold, contact your airline and make sure they will hold and transfer your pet from plane to plane. If you need transit papers, they will know that. You do not want to have to claim your pet and recheck it.
Posted on 2014-08-13 03:46:08.0
Hi, I will be travelling to Miami, Florida from BKK in a month what do I need to do? Pls. help we'll be coming back to BKK after a couple of months
Posted on 2014-08-13 04:38:41.0
Sorry I'll be taking my 7 month old chocolate lab. I have no idea what to do
Posted on 2014-08-13 04:40:24.0
Robert - unfortunately, it will be a problem. According to authorities, pets must enter from an area where animal diseases are under control. The worrisome part is that neigher Cambodia or Laos are considered rabies-controlled countries.
Posted on 2014-08-16 22:09:34.0
Nina - Thailand requires an Import Permit, proof of rabies vaccination and veterinary certificate. There is 30 days of quarantine at an approved premesis involved. That said, you can find details on taking your pet to Thailand and links to complete instructions and forms required here:
Posted on 2014-08-16 22:16:22.0
Hi! I'm going to move to Thailand within a year and gonna bring my dog (Yorkshire terrier) with me. I'm morning from Sweden. What kind of papper/documents do I need? And If I would be moving back to Sweden later, would that be a problem with the dog? I also Wonder, what airlines take pets in the cabin (I fly from Stockholm Arlanda to Phuket, direct flight)? Thank you for your answer!
Posted on 2014-08-26 06:27:53.0
Sandra - you can find regulations for bringing a pet to Thailand here: If you are planning to return to Sweden with your pet, you should have it microchipped and vaccinated for rabies. If you have time, you need to wait 30 days and have a blood titer test done when you are in Sweden. You will need this test done in order to return to Sweden from Thailand. you cannot let the rabies vaccine lapse after the test is done. You will also need to meet other requirements to return: As for airlines, KLM or Air France may fly your dog in the cabin. You can also check with Austrian Airlines as they may be able to help you.
Posted on 2014-08-28 04:23:08.0
Hello, we are going to be moving to Chiang Mai , Thailand in the next year with out 4 dogs. We will be flying Korean air From LAX to CNX. Do they have the facilities at CNX to do what they need to do to let us leave the airport once we arrived there with the pups ?
Posted on 2014-08-28 22:10:55.0
Hope all goes well.
Posted on 2014-08-28 23:29:06.0
hello,i am bringing my cat to thailand from israel. i want to know if quarantine is mandatory? and for how long?
Posted on 2014-09-03 12:51:18.0
As long as your pets have the required documentation, your pets will be inspected and released.
Posted on 2014-09-12 02:46:26.0
Aybe - assuming all requirements for entering Thailand have been met, your cat should not require quarantine, however, if there are any issues, regulations state that it may be required. You can contact to confirm.
Posted on 2014-09-13 18:43:38.0

Hi! I have a friend Kanchanaburi Thailand. I am trying to export 2 bunnies to them. How do I go about this process? Thank you!
Posted on 2014-09-16 09:03:52.0
Hi I have a Brussels griffon she is about 9 pounds we will be visiting Thailand for 1 month from Michigan she has her shots microchiped and a name tag but when we get there and on our way back will I have to take her to a vet or does the airport have a vet on site.
Posted on 2014-09-17 16:12:55.0