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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 the pet into quarantine, return the pet to the country of origin, or destroy the 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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Regulations for taking a pet dog or cat to Hong Kong from a Group One or Group Two countries:

No quarantine is required for dogs and cats imported direct from United Kingdom, Ireland,
Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Japan.

No quarantine is required for dogs and cats imported from the following countries** including the United States if all conditions are met which relate to the age of the pet, how current the vaccinations areadministered, and the condition of the pet.

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

Bringing a pet from countries with a high incidence of rabies will require that the pet be quarantined for a minimum of 4 months. Reservations are required.

Service dogs arriving from any country can avoid quarantine by having a Blood Titer Test at least 6 months before entering the country. All other requirements listed above must be met and forms certifying your dog as a service animal must be provided. Service dogs can arrive in-cabin with advance approval.

Dogs and Cats may not be brought into Hong Kong if they are less than 5 months old.

Pets arriving by air must do so as manifest cargo.

Note: England, Sweden and Ireland have different rules that require additional testing.

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Whenever you travel to a foreign country like Hong Kong, it is always advisable to carry some form of identification indicating ownership of the pet.

Failure to comply with these regulations will mean that your pet will be refused entry or returned to the country of origin or placed in quarantine, all at the expense of the person responsible for your pet.

Inspection: All domestic dogs and cats must be free of evidence of disease communicable to humans when examined at the port of entry to Hong Kong. If your dog or cat is not in apparent good health, further examination by a licensed veterinarian may be required at your expense.

Other Animals: 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 Hong Kong. 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 (CITIES).  You will need to apply for additional permits if this is the case. Search their database. Over 180 countries participate and enforce CITIES regulations. Read more about CITIES.

Veterinary Certificate: All countries have unique veterinary certificates. This form may differ from the veterinary certificate issued by veterinarians in the United States. (APHIS 7001) It is an essential part of the cat or dog passport.

The information published here is a guideline for pet owners importing their pet to Hong Kong. Further detail on import permits (if applicable), costs, tests and procedures are available at minimal cost at if you need them. We also stock all the equipment and accessories you will need for traveling with your pet. Same day shipping until 4:00 PM EST.

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