Quarantine Procedure

The Quarantine Office of the port of entry should be notified of the time and date of the animal\’s arrival so that inspection of the pet can be arranged upon arrival. Owner/importer or appointed agent should be responsible for the pet upon arrival at the port of entry, and should finalize the arrangement by requesting an examination by a veterinarian at the Quarantine Office at the port of entry.

Documents should be submitted to the veterinarian at the office of quarantine at the port of entry, including:

  1. Entry permit issued by the Director of Animal Health, Directorate General of Animal Husbandry (point 1);
  2. Health Certificate and Rabies Vaccination Certificate from the veterinarian in the country of origin (point 3);
  3. Letter of recommendation from the pilot or captain of the carriers stating that during the trip the pet has never been brought to land and that there is no indication of rabies case on the carriers.
  4. Examination at the quarantine office:
  5. Should the pet be found healthy, being free from indication of rabies and the owner had obtained all documents needed and it comes from rabies-free area, the pets can be released immediately from the quarantine upon the veterinarian permission (quarantine permit);
  6. Should the pet be found healthy, being free from indication of rabies and it comes from rabies-free area but the documents needed are not completed, the quarantine veterinarian will allow the concerned party to complete the documents required for the issuance of the quarantine permit, in a given time. Meanwhile the pet will be held in quarantine.
  7. Should the pet be found healthy and free from indication of rabies but the documents needed are not completed on time, or it comes from a rabies infected area, the pet has be quarantined for the period of four months.