Indonesia Pet Passport & Import Regulations
Pets (dogs, cats, birds and monkeys) may not enter the rabies free areas* of Indonesia
they are coming from a country that Indonesia considers to be rabies free
(see step 6.). The United States and
Canada are NOT considered rabies-free countries. See step #6.
Rabies-carrying animals (cats and dogs) are not permitted to enter or leave Bali.
The Penang government has banned the entry of dogs from rabies-hit states of Perak and
Sarawak with immediate effect to prevent
the spread of rabies to the state.
The option for home quarantine for pets entering Indonesia from the US, Canada, and other high-rabies countries is no longer available due to outbreak of H3N2. All pets will be quarantined on arrival for 14 days. Pets will be tested on arrival for this virus and if found positive they will be euthanized. There is no vaccine for H3N2, and cats cannot get it, but they are still subject to testing. Vaccinating dogs against H3N8 may offer some protection.
Indonesia does not require that your pet be identified with a pet microchip, but it is recommended that you microchip your pet and register your contact information prior to traveling as a means of identification should your pet be lost or separated from you.
If your pet does not have a registered microchip, make sure your pets are wearing tags that identify them and have contact information for the owner.
Proof of current vaccination against rabies no sooner than 30 days and not more than 12 months prior to entering Indonesia must be provided.
Rabies Titer Test
A rabies titer test is required to enter Indonesia from any country that is not considered rabies-free. (see step 6.). Generally, these are given more than 30 days from a rabies vaccination to allow the antibodies to build up in the blood. The test should be given more than 30 days before entering Indonesia.
Your cat or dog must have an import license issued by the Director of Animal Health when entering Indonesia from any country. The permit is issued after receipt of a recommendation letter from the local authority in the destination province.
Within 10 days of travel, a licensed veterinarian completes the Health Certificate for Indonesia for endorsement by the USDA or CFIA if traveling from the United States or Canada. If your pet is not traveling from these countries, the agency responsible for the import and export of pets in your country should endorse the forms.
Rabies-Free Areas & Countries
**Rabies-free areas of Indonesia: All islands surrounding the main island of Sumatra, West Kalimantan, Maluku, West Papua (Irian Jaya), East Nusa Tenggara, West Nusatenggara, Island of Madura, East Java, Central Java, and Yogyakarta.
Pets cannot enter the following areas: Madura and surrounding area, Bali province, Kupang, Sumba, Nusa Tenggara Barat province, Nusa Tenggara Timur province, Maluku province, Irian Jaya province, Kalimantan Barat province or all islands included in the Sumatran area (Batam, Bintan, Bangka Belitung), West Kalimantano, West Papua, East Nusa Tenggars, West Nusatenggar, Ballio Island of Maduro, East Java, Central Java, Yogyakarta.
*Countries Indonesia Classifies as Rabies-Free: Australia, New Zealand, Islands of Fiji, Hawaii, Taiwan, Japan, Ireland, Iceland, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Sabah and Serawak, Cyprus, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Malta, United Kingdom, Singapore, Hong Kong and Turks and Caicos Islands.
Pets (dogs, monkeys, cats, and other such animal) can be brought into Indonesia through the following port of entries: Seaport: Tanjungpriok, Cirebon, Semarang, Tanjungperak, Belaway Deli, Telus Bayur, Ujung Pandang and Manado.
Airports: Jakarta, Medan, Pakanbaru, Manado, Surabay.
Pets traveling to rabies-free areas of Indonesia from countries that will require quarantine should enter through Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta. At least two days prior to entry the quarantine station must be notified of your time of arrival to arrange for inspection of your pet. However, if your next destination is an area in Indonesia that is not considered rabies-free, your pet can transit Jakarta as long as requirements have been met.
Pets arriving as air cargo (unaccompanied) must be cleared by an agent licensed by the Indonesian government.
Dogs and cats entering Indonesia from the United States and Canada will be tested for the H3N2 virus and, if found, will be euthanised.
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. All dogs entering Indonesia from the United States and Canada will be subject to 14 days of quarantine due to the outbreak of canine H3N2 virus. They will be tested for the virus upon entry and euthanized if the virus is present.
Pets must not be pregnant or nursing.
Puppies and Kittens
Puppies and kittens must be at 3 months old and vaccinated prior to entering Indonesia. As the minimum age for rabies vaccination is 3 months, the minimum age to enter the country would be 4 months of age.
Indonesia does not ban breeds, however, aggressive behavior is not tolerated. Visitors to these cities will be responsible for their pet's behavior.
Exporting Pets Living in Indonesia
To leave Indonesia, dogs and cats must have a recommendation letter from the Department of Livestock, an export permit issued from the Ministry of Agriculture as well as proof of rabies vaccination at least 30 days prior to export. Your pet must be microchipped and accompanied with a health certificate and recommendation by your veterinarian that your pet is fit to fly. The quarantine officials at the origination airport should be notified 2 days prior to export and all documentation submitted. Birds need an export permit issued by the Ministry of Forestry.
The import of birds from any country other than Singapore is not permitted. 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 Indonesia Pet owners are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of the country of destination.
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 PetTravel.com 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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