Relocating Pets to Indonesia
Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is the world's largest island country. Indonesia is ranked as the world's No. 6 most beautiful country and has rich cultural heritages from ethnic groups inhabiting thousands of islands in the country. This country also has a breath-taking flora and fauna and several species and plants are endemic. It has lazy beaches, sprawling cities and tropical jungles. From the megalopolis of Jakarta to the hippy kingdom of Bali, is a hotspot for tourists.
While the general population of Indonesia is accepting of pets, since the country is predominantly Muslim, dogs may be seen as unclean and may not be welcome everywhere. But times are changing, and more locals are more accepting of dogs. That said, Indonesia doesn't have a lot of pet-friendly facilities, such as pet friendly parks, restaurants and so on.
If you are planning on travelling to Indonesia with your pet, you should keep the following things in mind-
- The first step is to microchip your pet with a 15-digit ISO compliant pet microchip.
- Pets should be vaccinated against Rabies no sooner than 30 days and not more than 12 months prior to entering Indonesia and should have the proof for the same.
- A rabies titer test is mandatory and should be administered after a minimum of 30 days from rabies vaccination. Test results must be sent to Indonesia 30 days prior to entry.
- All pets must have an import license issued by the Director of Animal Health from the Ministry of Agriculture when entering Indonesia. The import permit application must be accompanied with a health certificate, rabies certificate(s), rabies titer test results and owner's passport.
- The health certificate must be completed by a licensed veterinarian within 10 days of travel.
- Pets can enter Indonesia through the following ports of entry- Jakarta, Medan, Pakanbaru, Manado, Surabay.
- All pets must be free of evidence of disease communicable to humans when examined at the entry airport.
- The minimum age for entry for puppies and kittens is 4 months.
- Even though Indonesia does not publish a list of banned breeds, owners are responsible for the behaviour of their pets and aggressive behaviour is not tolerated.
As you start planning your trip overseas, you should consider hiring professional assistance to make your pet’s relocation safe, smooth and hassle-free. AirPets relocates hundreds of pets every year to and from India and is very thorough with its process. You can get in touch with us at +91-9257-123-123 or write to [email protected] for a professional consultation.