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Pet Travel Question: A Japan Layover

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 by Pet Travel Questions

Name: Emily
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Basenji Mix
From: Washington D.C.
To: Bangkok, Thailand

We're relocating from the Washington D.C. area to Bangkok, Thailand with a 3 to 4 hour layover in Tokyo's Narita airport. Will there be any quarantine required for her in Tokyo? Thanks, -Emily


Hi Emily,

Thanks for the question! It's generally not necessary to meet the import requirements of a country if you're only spending a layover there (as long as you're not switching airlines), but it would be a good idea to contact the Narita airport officials for the most up-to-date, relevant details.

Check out the Pet Import Requirements for Thailand to prepare for your move, and please contact us if you have any questions. Our Pet Relocation Specialists would be happy to assist you!

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