Information below is only for guidelines and may change at anytime, always contact the right authorities or the right affiliate for help and guidance
Main entry for pets is Bangkok
Manifest cargo: yes
Import: must be accompanied by a health certificate.
Dogs and cats also need a rabies certificate.
Any person wishing to import or transit animals or birds into/through Thailand should confirm prior to transportation the exact flight itinerary and arrival date, together with details of the animal(s) (i.e. breed, sex and quantity) with the
Bangkok Airport Animal Quarantine Station
at the following:
as carry on
Tel./Fax: + 66 2535 1425
as hold baggage/cargo
Tel./fax. + 66 2535 1546
+ 66 2535 1210
The Department of Livestock Development of Thailand has banned the importation of the following into Thailand: Pitbull Terrier or American Staffordshire Terrier.
Paperwork required for pets entering Thailand
- Export certificate from country of origin arranged either by the pet carrier or vet
- Import permit obtained on arrival at airport in Thailand from the Animal Import desk
- Identity and health certificate in English signed by a registered veterinary surgeon in the country of origin describing the:
- From Europe a EU health certificat.
Note: Animals must be resident in the country of export for at least six months before export.
The following vaccinations are currently required, along with certificates.
- Approved rabies vaccine at least 15 days prior to the departure unless the country has been free from rabies for at least the past twelve months
- Vaccine against Leptospirosis at least 21 days prior to departure
- Animals should also be vaccinated against Distemper, Hepatitis and Parvovirus at least 21 days prior to departure
- If the dog is staying in kennels it should be vaccinated against kennel cough
- Cats should also be vaccinated against Feline Enteritis and Feline Flu
1) Go downstairs to Arrivals Hall and to the left is the Quarintines Office. Bring your dog in the carrier with you and present to them copies of your vet certificates.
2) Quarintines Officer will look through your certificates and make you fill out an importation form.
3) I was charged $500 THB Importation Fee.
* Quarantines office is opened late. I'm not sure what time they close at but they were still open at 1am when I arrived.
* No Thai vet was called to examine my dog. This could be a hit or miss or maybe it was just too late at nite for a vet to come by.
Either way, the quarantines officer took a quick look at my dog through his carrier. Immediately stated "aiiii...Rottwieller!". My heart was thumping...thought he would forbid my dog from entering but then passed me the customs form to fill out.....quickly asked for $500 baht and we were out the door and into Thailand.
The whole procedure took only 10 min. and we entered Thailand.
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