REQUIREMENTS TO IMPORT DOGS/CATS TO Hongkong
- Microchip must be inserted before rabies vaccine is administered
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
Official certification of recent rabies vaccination
An official certificate from your current country (e.g., government office) for exporting your pet outside of the country
A health certificate (or letter) prepared by your veterinarian in your current country, attesting to the health of your pet
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.
GROUP III COUNTRIES / PLACES:
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