Pet Travel Question: Can Rats Move to Japan?

Name: Sarah
Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: Rats
Pet Breed:  Fancy Rats
From: United States
To: Japan

Is it possible to move my rats with me to Japan? If so, what sort of documentation do I need? How long will the process take for me to get them ready to move?


Hi Sarah,

Thank you for contacting us with your question! Japan has specific pet import requirements applicable to a variety of situations, and your best bet is to take a look the official website.

Here’s a link to the Japan Animal Quarantine Service, where the rules for importing rats are discussed.

Good luck with your trip, and please let us know if you have more questions or would like a free quote!


PetRelocation Team





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