Laos Pet Passport & Import Regulations
Laos does not quarantine cats and dogs that meet the following requirements. All requirements also apply to service and emotional support animals.
Your dog or cat should be identified with a pet microchip which is 15 digit and ISO 11784/11785 compliant prior to entering Laos. The microchip number should be reflected on their health certificate (step #4).
Your pet must be vaccinated for rabies between 30 days and 12 months prior to entering Laos.
Dogs should also be vaccinated against Leptospirosis and receive DHPPi vaccinations.
Shortly prior to travel, the Veterinary Health Certificate for Laos must be completed by a licensed veterinarian.
An import permit is not required when entering Laos with a personal pet.
Ticks and Tapeworm Treatment
A ticks and tapeworm treatment is not required prior to entering Laos but is recommended due to availability of these products in the country.
Entering Laos by Air
Pets may enter Laos via Wattay International Airport in Vientiane. Pets can arrive in the cabin, as checked baggage or as air cargo.
Your pet is not allowed to be exposed to other animals if they have to be landed in transit at any approved intermediate port. They shall not be allowed to leave the secure area of the airport except to an officially approved transit quarantine area.
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.
Whenever your pet travels to a foreign country like Laos, it is always advisable to carry some form of identification indicating ownership of your pet.
If your pet is entering Laos from a high-rabies country, they may be subjected to quarantine at approved premises for a period of at least 30 days upon arrival during which they shall be submitted to tests and/or treatments deemed necessary. The importer/owner shall be fully responsible for the incurred expenses.
Laos does not publish a list of banned breeds.
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 Laos. 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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