Thailand's pet import permit
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If you are living abroad and planning to travel your pet to Thailand, import permit must be obtained before your pet arrives in Thailand. either you are traveling your pet as excess baggage, in the cabin or manifested cargo.
An import permit will show that your pet is qualified for traveling to Thailand. Upon arrival in Thailand, Government officer will need to see a valid import permit, with a veterinary health certificate completed by an official government veterinarian in the country of export.
Some countries will require an import permit before they will be issued health certificate for your pet.
Most of the airlines will not allow you to board or check in your pets without an import permit presented.
Requirements for taking dogs and cats to Thailand can be found as below:
1) A health certificate in English, signed or further endorsed by a full-time authorized veterinary official of the government of the exporting country, if it is previously acknowledged by a veterinary surgeon, stating:-
1.1) number and species
1.2) breed, sex, age and color or animal identification,
1.3) name and address of the owner OR the kennel of origin,
1.4) certification of condition items (2) to (5).
2) The animals must come from an area where animal diseases are under control. They are found to be healthy, free from signs of any infectious and contagious diseases including ectoparasitism at the time of export and fit to travel.
3) The country has been free from Rabies for at least the past 12 (twelve) months OR the animals are vaccinated against Rabies with an official approved vaccine not less than 21 (twenty- one) days prior to the departure.
4) EITHER a) The dog is vaccinated against Leptospirosis at least 21 (twenty-one) days preceding departure.
OR b) The dog is subjected to a test for Leptospirosis with negative result during the 30 (thirty) days prior to the departure.
5) The animals shall be vaccinated against other significant infectious or contagious diseases i.e. Distemper, Hepatitis, and Parvovirus, with an official approved vaccine at least 21 (twenty-one) days prior to the departure.
6) The animals must be conveyed in nose-and-paw proof crates designed to avoid any risk of injury or unnecessary suffering.
7) The animals are not allowed to expose to other animals if they have to be landed in transit at any approved intermediate port. They shall not be allowed to leave precinct of the port except to an officially approved transit quarantine area.
8) The animals are subjected to quarantine at approved premises for a period of at least 30 (thirty) days upon arrival during which they shall be submitted to tests and/or treatments deemed necessary. The importer/owner shall be fully charged for the incurred expenses.
9) Failure to follow the import procedures may result in returning the animals to the country of origin or destroying without compensation.
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