From Japan to Guam: Recovery and Relocation

As Japan continues to deal with the effects of the recent earthquake and tsunami, many people have made the tough decision to leave. This choice is certainly stressful and relocating with pets can make things all the more complicated, so if you’ve decided to make a move it’s important to educate yourself regarding up-to-date import requirements and travel tips.

Like Japan, Guam is rabies-free. This might make it a natural choice for Japanese citizens who want to return home at some point, as going to another rabies-free country will streamline the import process (Taiwan is also free of rabies). There are a few things to know before you go, however, so make sure you do your research.

Moving to Guam will require the following:

  • An entry permit
  • A microchip,
  • Proof of vaccinations
  • A health certificate 

It’s important to have copies of all the necessary documents, and you’ll need to make arrangements with a quarantine facility on the island in order to be cleared for entry. From the United States and many other countries the entry rules are very strict, but pets coming from Japan will most likely be eligible for a shorter quarantine.

Take a look at the complete pet import requirements for moving to Guam, and please contact if you’d like to speak to a Specialist in greater detail about this or any other pet travel issue.

Are you a citizen of Japan who has decided to relocate? Feel free to share your story with  us, and don’t hesitate to let us know if you need a helping hand! Also, if you live in another part of the world and want to be a helping hand, there are plenty of ways to help the pets of Japan.


PetRelocation Team




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