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Can I Bring My Pet to Hong Kong

Rules for Bringing Cats, Dogs and Other Pets to Hong Kong

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Most nationalities can bring their pets, meaning cats and dogs, to Hong Kong with a minimum amount of fuss. See the guide below for your country specific information.

All nationalities importing dogs or cats to Hong Kong are required to apply for a special permit from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department. The fee for a single animal is HK$432 and HK$102 for each additional animal. The application procedure takes five days from receipt of documentation to the issuing of a license. You can find the forms and more information on the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department website.

What about Quarantine?

Group 1 Countries

Residents of the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Hawaii can bring their cats and dogs to Hong Kong without the need for quarantine. You do, however, need to notify the Hong Kong Duty Officer of Import and Export of your arrival at least two working days in advance. The office can be reached on +852 21821001

You will also need to provide, from your home country, an animal health certificate, which requires the implanting of a microchip in your animal, residence certificate, certifying the animal has been resident in your home country for more than 180 days and a vaccination certificate, all of which must be signed by a registered government vet. The documents must be provided in either English or Chinese. In addition, you will need to obtain an airline certificate from your carrier certifying that the animal travelled on the plane non-stop with no transfers.

Group 2 Countries

Residents of the US (Continental), Canada, Singapore, Germany, France, Spain and most, not all, other European countries can also bring their cats and dogs into Hong Kong without placing them into quarantine. In addition to the four certificates listed above for Group 1 countries, you will also need to provide an anti-rabies certificate. The animal needs to have been vaccinated against rabies at least 30 days before departing for Hong Kong. Your residence certificate will also have to affirm that there have been no cases of rabies in your State (US), Province (Canada), County in the last 180 days. You must notify the Hong Kong Duty Officer of Import and Export of your arrival at least two working days in advance. The office can be reached on +852 21821001

Dogs or cats less than 60 days old or more than 4 weeks pregnant are not allowed to be imported under any circumstances.

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