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There is no quarantine for cats and dogs in Thailand if the import steps are followed correctly. We are here to help make the process easy for you


Before entering the Thailand your pet must have:

  • Microchip
  • Vaccinations against Rabies and Core dog / cat vaccines
  • Rabies Titer Test 
  • Parasite Treatment
  • Veterinary Health Certificate 
  • Government International Health Certificate to fly



Your pet must be microchipped before, or at the same time as their rabies vaccination. If you do not, they will need to be vaccinated again.

  • The microchip is injected under your pet’s skin near their left shoulder blade
  • This is not a tracking device, but is a way to identify and register your dog/cat


Rabies & Core Vaccines

  • Must be given less than a year prior to departure and no less than 30 days
  • Pet must be at least 3 months of age or older


Import Permit 

A permit stating that the pet owners will follow the rules and regulations of the Department of Livestock Development. The following must be emailed to the department in advance, in order to have the permit issued. The permit is then valid for 45 days.

  • Filled Import Permit (Form r1-1)
  • Passport copy (picture page)
  • History of vaccination
  • Address in your country
  • Detail of your animal (such as type of breed, sex, etc.)
  • Approximate date of arrival to Thailand
  • Address in Thailand
  • Name of port of exit from your country



Veterinary Health Certificate

A licensed veterinarian must complete the Health Certificate for your pet within 5 days of travel.

Government International Health Certificate

Must be completed 7 days prior to departure. Paws International Clinic will complete this step for you. Please bring the following to your appointment:

  1. A printed copy of the owner’s passport
  2. A printed copy of your pet’s vaccination book
  3. Your pet’s vaccination book
  4. Address in Danang
  5. Address at destination
  6. Printed copy of your flight itinerary

Cage Requirements

We highly recommend that you start to acclimate your pet to their travel crate and practice crate training. This will make their travel experience less stressful. During your travel consultation, we will measure, weigh and calculate what size crate is best for your dog or cat. The carrier must be IATA approved.

Sizing Your Pet Crate
This is a crucial step in ensuring your pet’s safety and comfort and can make the difference between being accepted or refused by your airline. Measure your pet according to the chart below for domestic flights. See below for international requirements. Compare your findings with the interior measurements of the crate

A= length of animal from nose to root of tail
B = height from ground to elbow joint
C = width across widest part of pet (usually the shoulders)
D = height of animal in standing position (top of head for pets with non-erect ears – from tip of ears for pets with erect ears).


Please keep in mind that each airline has their own guidelines. Before booking your flight, please call the airline well in advance to see if the flight path allows pets.

There are three ways you can ship your pet:

Your pet can travel on the plane with you: Your pet must not exceed 5kg – 7kg (depending on the airline) or less with its soft carrier to fly with you in the cabin. Some airlines no longer offer this option.

You can check your pet as checked baggage: If your pet is over 7kg but weighing between 33kg – 45kg (depending on airline) they can also fly in the hold as checked baggage. Passengers should be aware that they may not be accepted by some countries due to certain regulations.

You can book your pet on a separate flight: In this case, you will be charged the Manifest cargo rate, which is considerably more than excess baggage. Some airlines no longer offer this option.

*As a rule, animals 33kg- 45kgs or larger (including the weight of the cage) will be charged as manifest cargo even if they travel on the same plane as you. It is important to check with the airline if your pet is close to that weight and to determine if its policy may vary from this general

45kg rule.

Government regulations change frequently – the information contained here is accurate to the best of our knowledge but be aware that it can change anytime and should be verified before travelling.

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Our Pet Travel Logistics Specialist is dedicated to ensuring that your pet is moved abroad safely, comfortably, and that the whole process is stress free for you and your fur friend(s). We will handle every logistical aspect of your pet’s relocation domestically and internationally – from documentation, import and export regulations to transportation from door-to-door. We will handle every part of your pet’s journey!

Requirements & Procedures for International Travel

Government regulations change frequently – the information contained here is accurate to the best of our knowledge but be aware that it can change anytime and should be verified before travelling.

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