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Rabies-Controlled Countries

Many countries classify other countries that they consider rabies-controlled and adjust their pet import requirements for those countries. Information is generally based on current standings with the World Organization of Animal Health (OIE). Below is a list of countries considered to be rabies-controlled by countries that make this classification. If the country that you are looking for is not listed here, it may be found in rabies-free or high-rabies countries.

Rabies-controlled (Third) countries as classified by the European Union

American Samoa, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Ascension Island, Azores, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Belarus, Bermuda, Bonair, Bosnia-Herzegovina, British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, Canada, Canary Islands, Cayman Islands, Chile, Croatia, Curacao, Cyprus (South of Buffer Zone only), Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Germany, Gibralter, Greece, Greenland, Grenadines, Guadeloupe (St Barthelemy and French part of St Martin), Guam, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Jamaica (does not participate in Pet Travel Scheme - quarantine required), Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madiera, Malaysia, Malta, Martinique, Mauritus, Mayotte, Mexico, Monaco, Montserrat, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Reunion, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Eustatius, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Helena, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Scotland, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain and Al Fujairah), United Kingdom (Northern Ireland, Scotland, England, Malta), United States of America, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Virgin Islands - US, Virgin Islands -British and Wallis and Futuna.

Rabies-controlled countries as classified by Hong Kong (4 month residency requirement)

Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belgium, Bermuda, Brunei, Canada, Cayman Island, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Guam, Iceland, Italy, Jamaica, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Netherlands, Norway, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Portugal, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United States (continental), Vanuatu and the Virgin Islands.

Rabies-controlled countries as classified by Australia (6 month residency requirement)

American Samoa, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Canary and Balearic Islands, Cayman Islands, Chile, Christmas Island, Cook Island, the Republic of Croatia, the Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Falkland Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Guam, Guernsey, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jersey, Kiribati Mauritius, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Malaysia (Peninsular, Sabah and Sarawak only), Monaco, Montenegro, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, the Netherlands, Netherlands-Antilles, Aruba, Norway, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, the Republic of South Africa, Reunion, Saipan, Samoa, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Spain, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Sweden, Switzerland (including Liechtenstein), Taiwan, Kingdom of Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States (including the district of Columbia, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands (but excluding Guam and Hawaii), Uruguay, Vanuatu and Wallis and Futuna.

Rabies-controlled countries as classified by New Zealand (6 month residency requirement)

United States & Canada, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Austria, Argentina, Bahamas, Balearic Islands, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Cayman Islands, Channel Islands, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Gibralter, Greece, Greenland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Isle of Man, Israel, Jamaica, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia (Peninsular, Sabah & Sarawak only), Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, The Netherlands, Netherland Antilles, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Reunion, Serbia, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay and US Virgin Islands.

Rabies-controlled countries as classified by the United Arab Emirates (6 month residency requirement)

Australia, Austria, Andorra, Barbados, Bahrain, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, French Polynesia, Falkland Island, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Mauritius, Malta, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Palau, Portugal, Qatar, Singapore, San Marino, Seychelles, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Vanuatu.

Rabies-controlled countries as classified by Singapore (6 month residency requirement)

Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chinese Taipei, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States of America.

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