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Brunei Pet Passport & Import Regulations

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There will be no quarantine imposed on your pet when entering Brunei as long as the following requirements are met. Unless otherwise stated, the regulations below apply to domestic dogs and cats only. Owners of other pets should refer to item 11.


Pet Microchip

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The first step to importing your pet dog or cat to Brunei is to have an ISO 11784/11785 pet microchip implanted by your veterinarian. Make sure your veterinarian scans your pet's microchip after it is implanted and don't forget to register your contact information in your chip manufacturer's database.

The microchip number must be recorded on all documentation relevant to your pet's import.

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If your dog or cat is entering Brunei from a non-scheduled country (see step #7), it must have been vaccinated for rabies twice. The first rabies vaccination should be administered no sooner than 31 days of age. The second rabies vaccination can be administered a minimum of 31 days after the first rabies vaccination and between 60 days and 12 months of import to Brunei. The rabies titer test (step #3) can be administered a minimum of 31 days after the second vaccination.

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Rabies Titer Test

Blood Titer Test

Unless your pet is entering Brunei from a scheduled country (see step #7), a rabies titer test should be administered more than 3 months and less than 24 months prior to entry as it will affect the duration of quarantine when entering Brunei (see step #8). If your pet is not currently vaccinated or its previous vaccination has expired, you should wait for 30 days after the date of vaccination before having the titer test administered.

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Import Permit

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You must file an Import Permit with the Department of Agriculture in advance of importing your cat or dog to Brunei. The permit is valid for 30 days and one import.

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Health Certificate

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Your dog or cat will need a Veterinary Health Certificate for Brunei issued within 14 days of entry stating that your country has been free from rabies for the past 6 months. A USDA or CFIA-accredited veterinarian will complete the form for endorsement by the USDA or CFIA if traveling from the United States or Canada.

If you are traveling from another country, forms should be issued by a licensed veterinarian or veterinary hospital in your country and the governmental authority for the import and export of animals must endorse the forms.

Additionally, another veterinary and clinical inspection is required within 48 hours of entering Brunei.


Internal and External Parasites

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Internal and external parasite treatments administered between 2 and 7 days are required to enter Brunei.


Scheduled (Rabies-Free) Countries Classified by Brunei

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Brunei classifies the following countries as scheduled (rabies-free): Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore and the United Kingdom. Other countries may be considered at the time of import application.



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There will be no quarantine when entering Brunei if you are entering Brunei from a country considered to be rabies-free (see step #7) and your pet was born in or has resided in that country for a period of not less than 6 months prior to export.

All dogs and cats entering Brunei from non-scheduled countries (see step #7) are subject to 6 months of quarantine in a government facility; however, see below for exceptions.

If you entering Brunei from a non-scheduled country with a rabies certificate and a rabies titer test, the quarantine period will be 14 days. Balance of time is served as home quarantine.

If you are entering Brunei from a non-scheduled country with rabies certificates but no rabies titer test, your pet will be quarantined for a period of 30 days. Balance of time is served as home quarantine.


Entering Brunei by Air


Pets entering Brunei must enter via Brunei International Airport as air cargo. Whenever possible, all transits should be done in rabies-free or rabies-controlled countries.

Notification must be provided to Biosecurity Officer at the arrival airport a minimum of 7 days ahead of entry.

All domestic dogs and cats must be free of evidence of disease communicable to humans when examined at the entry airport. If your dog or cat is not in apparent good health, further examination by a licensed veterinarian may be required at your expense.


Banned Breeds

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The following dog breeds and their crosses are banned from import to Brunei: Akita, Fila Brasileiro, Barboel, American Bulldog, Dogo Argentino, Neapolitan Mastiff, Pit Bull (including American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier and Staffordshire Bull Terrier), Japanese Tosa and Perro De Presa Canario.

The following dog breeds may be imported to Brunei under restrictions: Bull Mastiff, Bull Terrier, Doberman Pinscher and German Shepherd/Alsatian including Belgian Shepard & East European Shepardollow.

The dog must be older than 3 months of age, spayed or neutered and kept as a personal pet. The dog must be kept secured at its residence and leashed and muzzled when in a public place.


Other Animals

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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 Bahrain. Pet owners are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of the country of destination.



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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 (CITES).  You will need to apply for additional permits if this is the case. Over 180 countries participate and enforce CITES regulations. .


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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 your pet into quarantine at your expense, return your pet to the country of origin, or euthanize your 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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