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Timor-Leste Pet Passport & Import Regulations

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Unless your pet is entering Timor-Leste entering from a rabies-free country or a rabies-controlled country where it has resided for a period of 6 months or more, it will be refused entry.

There will be 14 days of quarantine when entering Timor-Leste, even if the requirements shown here are met. Unless otherwise stated, the regulations below apply to domestic dogs and cats only.

Pet Microchip

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Your pet must first be microchipped with an ISO 11784/11785 pet microchip that is a 15 digit and non-encrypted. If your pet's microchip is not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, you can bring your own microchip scanner. Make sure your veterinarian scans your pet's microchip after it is implanted.

Your pet's microchip number must be present on all documentation required to enter Timor-Leste.

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After the microchip is implanted, a rabies vaccination should be given at least 30 days but not more than one year prior to entry.

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Rabies Titer Test

Blood Titer Test

All dogs and cats entering Timor-Leste must have a rabies titer test administered by a licensed veterinarian. Your pet can enter Timor-Leste no sooner than 3 months after the date the blood sample is taken. (Have your veterinarian scan your pet's microchip prior to the titer test.)

If your pet is not currently vaccinated for rabies, it should wait for 30 days after the vaccination is administered before having the rabies titer test.

The blood sample must be processed in an OIE-approved laboratory.

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Import Permit

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You must file an Import Permit after the rabies titer test is done.

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Health Certificate

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A health certificate for Timor-Leste must be completed by a licensed veterinarian. Your veterinarian must be USDA-accredited and the form must be endorsed by the USDA if you are traveling from the USA and CFIA if you are traveling to Timor-Leste from Canada. If you are traveling from another country, you need to contact the agency in your government that handles the import and export of animals.

Within 48 hours of transport, a second examination must be performed by a licensed veterinarian.


Internal and External Parasites

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Before your dog or cat can enter Timor-Leste, it must be treated against interal and external parasites within 7 days of transport.


Countries that Timor-Leste approves for pet import

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Pets may only enter Timor-Leste from rabies-free country or a rabies-controlled country where it has resided for a period of 6 months or more.



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With this documentation. your pet must undergo a post-arrival quarantine (PAQ) on premises approved by Timor-Leste quarantine under the supervision of an Official Veterinarian, for a minimum period of 14 days.


Entering Timor-Leste by Air


Pets entering Timor-Leste must enter as air cargo via Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport in Dili. Note that, if there are no direct flights from your pet' originating country, then all transits or layovers should be through approved countries.

Notice: As of this writing, the most common routing for air shipments to Dili is via Darwin, Australia. Although the pets would only transit Australia, that country has very strict regulations governing any animal landing on Australian soil.

Please check with your carrier to be certain they know how to handle a transit in Australia, if this is the routing that you will be taking.

Whenever you travel to a foreign country like Timor-Leste, it is always advisable to carry some form of identification indicating ownership of your pet.

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.


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 Timor-Leste if it is permitted. 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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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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