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Pakistan Pet Passport & Import Regulations

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There will be no quarantine imposed on your pet when entering Pakistan 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 8.


Pet Microchip

pet microchip

Dogs and cats must be identified with a pet microchip before entering Pakistan.

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pet rabies vaccination

Pet dogs and cats must be vaccinated for rabies no sooner than 30 days and not more than 12 months prior to arrival.

Dogs must vaccinated against Canine Distemper, Infectious Hepatitis, Leptospirosis and Canine Parvo Virus between 21 days and 12 months before the date of travel.

Cats must be vaccinated against Rhinotracheitis, Panleukopenia, and Calici between 21 days and 12 months of travel.

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By issuing the certificate, your veterinarian is attesting that your pet is healthy, fit to travel and shows no signs of contagious diseases.


Rabies Titer Test

Rabies Titer Test

A rabies titer test is not required to enter Pakistan from any country.

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Parasite Treatment

parasite treatment

Your pet should be treated for internal and external parasites by a licensed veterinarian within 14 days of entering Pakistan.

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Import Permit

import permit

Pets entering Pakistan with their owners will not require an import permit. Commercial or unaccompanied imports will require an import permit.


Pet Health Certificate

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A pet health certificate for Pakistan must be completed by a licensed veterinarian in the origination country with 7 days of travel. Endorsement by a government agency is not required.

If your pet is entering Pakistan from BSE infected countries, such as the UK, Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, Falkland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Holland, Spain, Brazil, Czech Republic, Austria, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, USA and Alberta Region of Canada, the National Veterinary Authority shall certify the BSE status of the country and the feeding of pets with meat, bone meal and greaves derived from BSE infected ruminants has been banned and effectively enforced.


Entering Pakistan by Air


Your pet may enter Pakistan at Jinnah International Airport at Karachi, Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Islamabad or Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore.

Whenever you travel to a foreign country like Pakistan, 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.


Banned Breeds

Banned Dogs in Pakistan

Pakistan does not publish a banned breed list, however, aggressive behavior is not tolerated. Visitors will be responsible for their pet's behavior.


Exporting Pets Living in Pakistan

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Your pet will need a current rabies certificate, export permit from the Ministry of Commerce, rabies titer test results (if required by the destination country). Cats and dogs must also have an internal and external parasite treatment noted on a health certificate shortly prior to departure.


Other Animals

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Invertebrates, tropical fish, reptiles, amphibia, mammals such as rodents are not subject to requirements of rabies vaccination, but may have to meet other requirements and should have a health certificate to enter Pakistan Pet owners are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of the country of destination.

Pet birds from Vietnam, South Korea, Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, South Africa, Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Turkey, Greece, Romania, Croatia, Iran, Italy Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Iraq, Bulgaria, Slovenia, France, Nigeria, Slovakia, Austria, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Germany, Afghanistan, Scotland - United Kingdom and China due to outbreaks of Avian Influenza H5N1 strain, is currently not permitted.



CITES endangered turtle

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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