Leaving Thailand with a Pet

Information about the restrictions and requirements when moving pets out of Thailand...

The Department of Livestock Development in Bangkok lists the requirements for the exportation of live animals.

As requirements for importing animals vary greatly between countries, it is advisable to obtain all the necessary details from the authorities of the destination country. Many countries may require a lengthy period of quarantine or may not allow the pet to enter directly from Thailand. If the country has an Embassy or High Commission in Thailand, all necessary information may be obtained there.

Details of the requirements of some countries for importing pets can be found below.

  • United Kingdom: the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) provides information for bringing pets to the United Kingdom.
  • USA: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide information on the requirements for bringing animals into the USA.
  • European Countries: The European Pet Passport allows qualifying domestic animals to freely cross borders within Europe. The Europa website provides information on the requirements for bringing animals into the EU.
  • Australia: the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service has information on bringing cats, dogs and other pets to Australia.
  • New Zealand: Biosecurity New Zealand provides information on the requirements for bringing animals into New Zealand.