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  1. Microchip: Though strongly recommended for all international travel, a Microchip is not required for entry into China.  An ISO-compatible microchip might be required for your destination country if you are exporting from China, so be sure to check with your destination country prior to departure.
  2. Rabies Vaccination & Certificate: All pets must have an original Rabies Certificate, and this certificate must state the microchip number, the date of inoculation and the validity of the vaccination. The rabies vaccine must be received more than 30 days from the day of departure but within the last year. This vaccine must be an inactivated vaccine.
  3. It is suggested that all animals have full vaccinations, as well:
    For Dogs & Cats
    __Canine Distemper. Parvovirus, Hepatitis and Leptospirosis
    __Feline Cat Flu-Feline Calicivirus
    __Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis
    __Chlamydia Psittaci
    __Cat Enteritis-Feline Panleukopaenia/Feline Parvo Virus
  4. Vet Health Certificate (Form 7001):  This is the standard Health Certificate to be filled out by your USDA accredited Veterinarian. Must be issued within 10 days of the flight.
  5. USDA Endorsement:
  • Microchip Implantation Record
  • Rabies Certificate
  • Vaccination Records
  • Vet Health Certificate

The above must be sent to your local USDA for their stamp of approval.  Please contact your local representative on the best way of handling this.

Quarantine depends on the port of entry. One pet per passport is allowed to enter the country with their owner in most Chinese cities.  Please contact us or the local authorities for the most current quarantine rules for Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Guanzhou, Tianjin, Nanjing, Dalian, Hangzhou, Shenyang, Harbin or any other city you plan on moving to.

Attention: This information is to be used as general guidelines and may not be updated to meet the current requirements.  Before you travel, be sure to contact the appropriate authorities for your destination country.

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PAW Contact Information: No. 15, 722 Xin Hua Lu, Shanghai PAW Phone: 5254-0611 After Hours Emergency: 13816685486 Website: www.pawvet.com

Dr. Beryl Lo, DVM:  Specialist in Feline Diseases Jing An Hospital131 Chang Ning Rd. (near Jiangsu Rd.) Tel.: 6226 6112

Dr. Christian Chang, DVM, MS: (Ohio State University, Taiwan University) Specialist in Dermatology and Ophthalmology Gu Bei Hospital  507 Wu Zhong Rd. Tel.: 6242 5599 or 5477 5163

Nanjing Agricultural Unversity Animal Hospital: University hospital for animals and pets. A few younger vets speak English. 26 Tongwei Lu, Wei Gang (near Zhongshan Men) 84439736 Open M-F 8:30-4:30. 

Nanjing City Pet Hospital: 448 Longpan Zhong / 5 Sibei Hou /4 Fenghuang Jie 84484781/83241964/86562490 Open daily 08:30-16:30.  Well-run vet clinic offering diagnosis, treatment and vaccinations.

Nanjng Veterinary Station: 448 Longpan lu 84484781 email:aedc@njvs.com



China is known for its Great Wall of China and intricately designed monasteries as well as the famous river Yangtze spanning across the landscape. It is called Zhongguo in Mandarin and was the home to the two major dynasties of Qin and Han. Known as the Peoples Republic of China, it is the only communist country in Asia.

Capital: Beijing

Currency: Yuan Renminbi (Y)

Language: Cantonese & Mandarin


China has a diverse landscape and hence the climate varies from region to region. China experiences formidably cold winters as well as hot summers.


China has mountains and plateaus in the west and rivers like Yangtze and Huang He flow from west to east. Eastern china is bordered by the yellow sea and the East China sea and the south china landscape is cut through by the Mekong River (forming the famous Mekong Delta) and Brahmaputra. Most of the Southern China is dominated by mountain ranges.

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