Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Pet Immigration Rules Philippines


The Philippine Islands are pet friendly, however their procedure is a little different.

Your pet must be vaccinated for rabies and other diseases at least 30 days but not more than 12 months from the date of travel. Within 30 days of travel, a USDA (or CFIA) accredited veterinarian must then complete the
Philippine Health Certificate and attach the Rabies Certificate for certification 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 should certify the forms.

Send or present the Health Certificate for Certification of Authenticity to any Philippine Consular Office three (3) weeks before shipment. There is a fee per health certificate.

An Import Permit should be secured by application from the Bureau of Animal Industry.

A copy of the import permit should be faxed to the owner/importer.

It should be presented at the airport upon the arrival of the pet. OR Upon arrival at the airport in Manila by presenting the certified health certificate to the Quarantine Officer on duty, filing of the required import permit and the payment of the corresponding fee.

Click Here for Pet Passport Forms for the Philippines

Failure to comply with these regulations will mean that your pet may be refused entry and the relevant authority in consultation with an authorized veterinarian can decide to return the pet home, or place the pet in quarantine at the expense of the owner or natural person responsible for pet, or as a last resort, without financial compensation, put the pet down where the return trip home or quarantine cannot be arranged.

All other pets (birds, invertebrates, tropical fish, reptiles, amphibia, mammals such as rodents and rabbits) are not subject to the regulations in respect of the anti-rabies vaccination but may have to meet other requirements as to a limit on the number of animals and a certificate to accompany them in respect of other diseases. Pet owners are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of the country of destination.


All countries have a unique veterinary certificates. This form differs from the International Veterinary Certificate issued by veterinarians in the United States. (APHIS 7001)

Veterinary Certificates for countries worldwide.

Although Philippines does not require an ISO pet microchip, we strongly suggest microchipping your pet prior to traveling.

Everything essential for traveling with a pet can be found at PetTravelStore.com

*** excerpt from PetTravel.com 

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