Pet Shipping Rules for Dog Travel to the United States


I'm from the Philippines and I plan to go to the U.S. with my pet. My port of entry is O'Hare in Chicago. I would like to know the requirements needed when I enter the U.S., specific to Illinois.

Do they require a rabies titer test? Please let me know.




Hi Carla,

Thanks for your inquiry! No, a titer test is not necessary for pets entering the United States from the Philippines. Compared to many other countries, the United States is pretty simple and straightforward when it comes to importing pets.

You will need to attend to a few details, however; your dog will need a regular rabies vaccine and an international health certificate issued within 10 days of travel stating your dog is healthy and fit to fly. Please look over the pet import requirements for the United States for more information.

As you continue to plan other aspects of your trip, it may be helpful to look over these frequently asked pet travel questions, as well. If you have any more questions along the way, the USDA is often a good source, as well.

Once you've arrived in Illinois and are ready to settle in, we recommend locating a vet as soon as you can in order to find out about local vaccine laws and to know where to go when it's time for your dog's next check-up.

If you think you'd like some assistance with your move and want to find out more about our door-to-door pet travel services, you're welcome to fill out PetRelocation's online consultation form. Either way, we hope this information helps to get you started and we wish you luck with your move!

Pet Travel Question Details:

Name: Carla
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Chihuahua
From: Philippines
To: Illinois, USA


PetRelocation Team




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