Pet Passport Thailand
Taking a pet dog or cat to Thailand from a country where rabies has not been reported in 12 months will require that the regulations below be fulfilled with the exception of the rabies vaccination. Pets entering from all other countries must also conform to the requirements below and also be vaccinated for rabies no sooner than 21 days prior to entering Thailand.
- An Import Permit from the Department of Livestock Development
- Pets entering Thailand from a country that has had any
incidences of rabies within the past 12 months must have been vaccinated
for rabies not less than 21 days and no more than 12 months prior to entry. Additionally, your
dog must have been vaccinated against Leptospirosis not less than 21 days prior to travel.
If not vaccinated, your dog should be tested for Leptospirosis with negative result during the 30
(thirty) days prior to the departure.
All pets must be vaccinated against other signigicant infectious or
contageous diseases (Distemper, Hepatitus, and Parvovirus) with an
approved vaccine at least 21 days prior to departure.
- A licensed veterinarian will complete a
Thailand Health Certificate
in English, signed or further endorsed by a full-time authorized
veterinary official of the government of the exporting country.
(USDA if traveling from the United States or CFIA if traveling
from Canada) If you are traveling from another country, the
Governing Authority responsible for the import and export of
animals should endorse the forms.
- A copy of the Rabies Certificate should also be included for
- Pets are subjected to tests at the quarantine center upon arrival. Should all inspections and tests have acceptable results, your pet will be released to you.
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.
Puppies and Kittens: Thailand requires that puppies and kittens are vaccinated at 3 months and wait for 30 days prior to entering the country. They cannot be exported until they have been vaccinated and wait 30 days.
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.
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.
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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