Pet Import Regulations in Singapore



Singapore has stringent rules and regulations regarding relocating pets into the country to prevent the introduction and spread of animal diseases.

Relocating Pets

The government, through the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA), categorises animals arriving in Singapore by their countries of origin. It is important to note that some animals are not allowed in Singapore regardless of origin. These include endangered species, exotic pets like snakes, scorpions, spiders and insects, as well as some breeds of dogs.

The AVA first requires pet owners to secure an import license within 30 days before your arrival.

Once you have secured an import license, you must obtain an International Health Certificate from a certified veterinarian in your home country. All pets arriving in the island-nation must also be vaccinated and treated for parasites.

Also, if your pet happens to be a bird, you must first check if your country of origin is included in the list of Notifiable Avian Influenza (NAI) affected countries.

For further information, visit the AVA website.



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