Pet Import Regulations in the Philippines



All animal owners must adhere to pet relocation regulations in the Philippines in order to ensure a smooth import process.

The first requirement is for all animals to come with an ISO standard 11784 or Annex A to ISO standard 11785 microchip that is the only accepted form of identification in the country. When this is not available, the animal must come with its scanner on top of its crate.

In line with regulations for international pet relocation in the Philippines, customs duties may be imposed, depending on the size and breed of the imported animal but generally, payment of a 50% duty of the animal's original value plus a 10% tax will be required. Documents to be submitted for relocating pets to the Philippines will, however, be the same. These include an Import Permit to be issued by the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Bureau of Animal Industry in Manila, a health certificate issued by a government-accredited veterinarian in the animal's country of origin, a certificate proving rabies vaccination for dogs and monkeys and prophylactic medicine against heartworm for dogs.

For animals that come from countries not cleared of rabies, a certification stating there were no rabies cases in the last six months in the particular area where the pet came from will be required. Other diseases against which all animals have to be vaccinated against include infectious hepatitis, leptospirosis, canine distemper, feline panleukopenia or canine parvovirus. All health certificates must be issued no earlier than 10 days prior to pets' arrival in the country and must bear the date of inoculation and expiry of vaccines obtained. 

As long as all pet transport regulations are observed, no quarantine will be required. Pet relocation service professionals can surely help any expat through the whole process.



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