Pet Passport Hong Kong
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 Guam.
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.
- Dogs and cats should not be brought into Hong Kong (either to import or for trans shipment/transit) unless a Special Permit to do so is obtained in advance from their government.
- Hong Kong requires a 9 digit microchip (but will currently accept 15 digit pet microchip).
- Your dog, cat or ferret must be vaccinated for rabies between 30 days and 12 months prior to entry into the country. Oher vaccines are also required.
- A USDA (or CFIA) accredited veterinarian must then complete the Veterinary Certificate for Hong Kong 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 veterinary certificate should be in a format that can be easily checked by the authorities and should be in the official language of Hong Kong or in English.
- A copy of the Rabies Certificate should also be included for endorsement.
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.
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.
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.
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