Vietnam Pet Passport & Import Regulations
Vietnam does not quarantine cats and dogs that meet the following requirements. All requirements also apply to service and emotional support animals.
Vietnam 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.
Your pet must be vaccinated for rabies between 30 days and 12 months prior to entering the country. Vietnam does not recognize the 3 year rabies vaccine.
Dogs should be vaccinated for Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parvovirus and Para influenza.
Cats should be vaccinated for: Feline panleukopenia (Distemper), Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and Leukemia.
A USDA (or CFIA) accredited veterinarian must complete the Health Certificate for Vietnam for endorsement by the USDA or CFIA if traveling from the United States or Canada. If you are not traveling from either of these countries, the Governing Authority of your country responsible for the import and export of animals should endorse the forms. The health certificate is valid for 7 days after endorsement.
An import permit is not required when importing 2 or less pets to Vietnam.
Ticks and Tapeworm Treatment
A ticks and tapeworm treatment should be administered by a licensed veterinarian between 5 and 7 days prior to entering Vietnam.
Entering Vietnam by Air
Pets must enter Vietnam via Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, or Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi. Pets can enter in the cabin, as checked baggage or air cargo. One pet per passport is permitted.
You should give notice to the Quarantine Station no less than 24 hours of your arrival. Arrival after 3:00 PM or on weekends or holidays should be avoided if possible. After hours clearance can be arranged with 4-5 days notification.
Whenever you travel to a foreign country like Vietnam, 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.
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 Vietnam. 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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