Pet Passport Thailand
- An Import Permit from the Department of Livestock Development is required.
- Pets entering Thailand from a country with a low incidence of rabies 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 endorsement.
- If entering Thailand from a country with a high incidence of rabies, your dog or cat may be subjected to quarantine at approved premises for a period of at least 30 (thirty) days upon arrival during which they shall be submitted to tests and/or treatments deemed necessary. The importer/owner shall be fully charged for the incurred expenses.
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.
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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