Entering Indonesia with a Pet

Find out how to prepare your pet for import into Indonesia, including the documents and vaccinations which need to be obtained and the rules regarding microchips...

Preparations before arrival

Pets must have a rabies vaccination at least 30 days before arrival, or the vaccination must have been administered within the previous 12 months.

The first step is to get a letter from the Ministry of Agriculture permitting a pet to be brought into Indonesia.

  • Departemen Pertanian (Ministry of Agriculture) (in Indonesian)
    Up. Direktorat Jenderal Peternakan
    At: Jl. Harsono RM No. 3-Ragunan-Jakarta 12550, Indonesia
    Tel: (021) 781 5580

The following information about the pet must be included with the letter:

  • Species
  • Name
  • Gender
  • Appearance
  • Other characteristics

Upon arrival in Indonesia, the following documents must be provided:

  • Health certificate from a veterinarian (issued within five days of the animal's departure)
  • Rabies vaccination certificate from a veterinarian
  • Copy of owner's passport

The Directorate General of Livestock Service (DGLS) is the agency to contact with any questions. Questions in English are welcome, and replies are given in English as well. Contact the DGLS directly on their website.

  • Directorate General of Livestock Service, Directorate of Animal Health
    At: Gedung (Building) C. Lantai 9, Jl. Harsono RM-Ragunan, Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia
    Tel: (021) 781 0090 / (021) 781 5783
    Fax: (021) 782 7774

Microchips

A pet must be fitted with a microchip: an ISO Standard 11784, or an Annex A to ISO Standard 11785. If a pet is not fitted with an ISO chip, the owner must carry the chip's scanner.