Transporting Pets to China
Though China has a reputation among the world for being a dog-eating country, such a notion paints a narrow and often false picture of the relationship between man and dog in this Asian country. Walk down any street in Shanghai or Beijing and you’re sure to see little brown poodles dressed more extravagantly than their owners.
Dog ownership is on the rise in China. There are an estimated 100 million registered dogs in China, with the real number being likely even higher. Most pet owners want the best for their four-legged son or daughter. This leads to a flourishing pet product market and frequent pet expos in the big cities, where customers can buy anything from premium dog food to fur-dyeing products.
- To enter China, your pet should first be chipped with an ISO-compliant pet microchip.
- Your pet must be vaccinated for rabies between 30 days and 12 months prior to travel.
- A vaccination card/certificate is required for each pet, with the details of current rabies vaccination, including the vaccine's manufacturer, batch number and expiration.
- Starting May 1, 2019, Rabies titer test is required for pets entering China, cats and dogs entering China from any non-designated country may avoid quarantine by being microchipped, having 2 rabies vaccinations (no sooner than 30 days between each vaccination), and getting a rabies titer test prior to entry. The titer test can be administered at the same time or later than the second rabies vaccination. Results must be greater than 0.5 iu/ml. Samples must be processed at approved laboratories in Canada, China, France, Germany, South Korea, Mexico, South Africa, United Kingdom or the United States.
- All cats and dogs entering China must be accompanied by a Veterinary Certificate for China which must be completed within 14 days of entry.
- An import permit is required only if the pet is travelling unaccompanied as cargo.
- Dogs need to be registered in Beijing, as with many other major cities in China. You can register only one dog per household address.
When you want to internationally relocate with your pet, make sure you plan everything through. There’s much more to it than vaccinations, travel documents and simple pet transportation. It is always best to hire the services of a pet relocation agency to move your pet overseas. Get a free quote here on our website by entering your travel and pet details. You can get in touch with us for a professional consultation by calling +91-9257123123 or write to us at [email protected]