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- Microchip must be inserted before rabies vaccine is administered

- Vaccination

   Dog: canine distemper, infectious canine hepatitis and canine parvovirus

   Cat: feline panleucopaenia (infectious enteritis), feline respiratory disease complex (cat flu)

       **Dogs/cats imported from Group III countries/places (including the Mainland) will be subject to at least 120 days quarantine

          at the Animal Management Centre of this Department. In order to prevent the infection of the following diseases to other

          animals under quarantine in the same facility, dogs and cats must be ‘fully vaccinated’ before importing into Hong Kong to 

          ensure that they have built up sufficient antibodies.

- International health certificate, export license. -This will be facilitated by United Pet Express.
- Copy of owner’s passport


Original documents to come along with the pet(s)
1. International Health Certificate (this will be provided by us if you export from Thailand)
2. Vaccination Records -The record must have pets' vaccination histories with tattoos or chips, rabies shots (anti-rabies inoculation) older than 30 days but it must not be expired.
3. Microchip Certificate

  1. Official certification of recent rabies vaccination

  2. An official certificate from your current country (e.g., government office) for exporting your pet outside of the country

  3. A health certificate (or letter) prepared by your veterinarian in your current country, attesting to the health of your pet


Quarantine Conditions:

GROUP I COUNTRIES / PLACES (7 countries / places):

Australia, Fiji, Hawaii, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand and United Kingdom

Dogs and cats imported direct from Group I countries are normally exempted from quarantine subject to full compliance with the permit conditions.

GROUP II COUNTRIES / PLACES (38 countries / places):

Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belgium, Bermuda, Brunei, Canada, Cayman Island, Cyprus,

Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Guam, IcelandItaly, Jamaica, Luxembourg

Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Norway, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Portugal, Seychelles,

Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Taiwan

USA (Continental) , Vanuatu, Virgin Islands 


 Dogs and cats imported from the Group II countries / places may be exempted from quarantine subject to full compliance with the permit conditions. There is a possibility that the rabies status or other factors may change in these countries / places. The above list is subject to ongoing review.


Countries / places not covered by Group I and Group II.

Dogs and cats imported from Group III countries / places are subject to a minimum of 4-month quarantine period at the Animal Management Centre of this Department (Introduction to Animal Management Quarantine Centre) (PDF format) at the expense of the applicant. Due to fluctuation in the demand for Government Animal Management Centre quarantine facility and to avoid delay in your plan to import your dogs / cats, we recommend you to book the quarantine facility at least 3 months in advance

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