Taking Pets to Indonesia
With some of the most beautiful islands and incredible natural landscapes, Indonesia is on the fast track to becoming one of the highly travelled destinations in the world. With pet travel increasingly more affordable and easier, Indonesia too, has become very pet-friendly with hotels, restaurants, and most public places open for pet owners to travel and live with their furry friends.
Attitudes to pet ownership are changing in Indonesia with consumers starting to view their cats and dogs as part of the family. Dogs are increasingly popular as house pets in wealthier non-Muslim families in Jakarta. There are excellent veterinarians to care for your pets, even though pets brought to Indonesia from a temperate climate will have to adjust to the high humidity and heat.
- While Indonesia does not have a mandatory policy of microchipping pets, it is recommended to help in identification.
- Your pet must have an updated rabies certificate reflecting a current rabies vaccination administered between 30 days and 12 months.
- A rabies titer test administered 30 days after the rabies vaccination is needed and should be done a month before travel.
- A health certificate issued by a licensed vet within 10 days of entry.
- An import permit application, accompanied with the health certificate, rabies certificate, rabies titer test results and owner's passport are required for entry to Indonesia.
- Your pet will be inspected by veterinary health officials upon landing at the international airport.
- If you are travelling to an area in Indonesia that is not rabies-free, your pet can transit Jakarta as long as requirements have been met.
- Pets travelling to Jakarta and surrounding areas should enter Indonesia through Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta and will be subject to 14 days of quarantine.
- Puppies and kittens must be at 3 months old and vaccinated prior to entering Indonesia.
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