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Philippines Pet Passport & Import Regulations

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Unless otherwise stated, the regulations below apply to domestic dogs and cats. Owners of other pets should refer to item 10.


Pet Microchip

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Your dog or cat must be microchipped with an ISO 11784/11785 pet microchip that is a 15 digit and non-encrypted. If your pet's microchip does not have 15 digits, you can carry your own microchip scanner.

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Import Permit

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You must obtain an Veterinary Quarantine Clearance to Import from the Bureau of Animal Industry in advance of your pet's arrival. This permit is good for 2 months. The permit must be applied for online or in person.

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Your dog or cat must have a rabies certificate reflecting a current rabies vaccination.

Your dog must also be vaccinated against distemper, infectious hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvovirus, adenovirus type 2, and your cat must be vaccinated against herpes, calicivirus, panleukopenia and feline leukemia.

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Rabies Titer Test

Blood Titer Test

The Philippines does not require a rabies titer test (RNATT) for pets entering from any country.


Health Certificate

Philippines Health Certificate

Within 30 days of entry, the heterinary certificate for the Philippines must be completed by a licensed veterinarian in your country and endorsed by the USDA or the CFIA if you are entering the Philippines from the United States or Canada. If you are entering the Philippines from another country, your veterinarian can advise you of the endorsement procedure.

The health certificate and the import permit should be presented to the Quarantine Officer on duty upon arrival at the airport in Manila, and a fee will be charged for the filing of the permit.


Internal and External Parasites

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Ticks and tapeworm treatment must be performed within 48 hours of departure.


Entering the Philippines by Air

airplane Pets can arrive in Philippines in the cabin or as checked baggage or air cargo at the international airport at Manila or Cebu.

All domestic dogs and cats must be free of evidence of disease communicable to humans when examined at the port of entry to the Philippines. If your dog or cat is not in apparent good health, further examination by a licensed veterinarian may be required at your expense. Pets not meeting the requirements above or those in ill-health will be home quarantined for 30 days for a cost born by the pet owner.


Puppies and Kittens

Puppy or kitten import to the Philippines

Philippines requires that puppies and kittens are 4 month of age and vaccinated for rabies at least 30 days prior to entering the country.


Exporting Pets Living in Philippines

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A letter of request must be submitted with the following information: species and breed of your pet, sex, age and number of pets expected date of departure, destination country, address, phone, email address and contact details of importer. A health certificate must be submitted and endorsed by NVQS prior to an export permit being issued.


Other Animals

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Birds of any kind are not permitted to enter the Philippines. 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 and an import permit from the Bureau of Animal Industry to enter Philippines. 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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