MOVING PETS TO CHINA: HOW IS THIS DONE ?
You’re set to move to China, and you’d like to take your pet along on this new adventure? In this section, you will find the main points for importing animals to China.
The minimum time period between the start of formalities to be carried out and your pet’s trip to China is at least two weeks.
VETERINARY PROTOCOL AND ADMINISTRATIVE STEPS ABOUT ANIMAL TRANSPORT TO CHINA
First of all, your pet needs to have a European passport (your vet will be able to issue one for you), be microchipped, and have all their vaccinations up-to-date (rabies vaccine dating more than 30 days, but less than one year).
For the transportation of your pet to China, you will also need:
- To book your place in quarantine – take note, quarantine facilities do not exist at all airports in China, so you need to first find out about possible airports of arrival.
- A certificate of good health must be issued by your vet within five days prior to departure, as a separate document to the passport.
- This certificate of good health must be legalised by the Departmental Directorate for Public Protection (the “DDPP”) in your region.
Take note, the regulations stipulate that your pet must not arrive more than 14 days after you do, otherwise they will not be accepted.
Once all these points have been adhered to, your pet is ready to set off for their new home!
If you would like us to, we can take care of all, or some of these procedures for you – contact us.