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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.

Dog Passport Thailand

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