Puppy Questions & Pet Travel to Thailand

Hi PetRelocation,

One of my puppies will only be 12 weeks old at the time of travel and not old enough for her rabies vaccine.

I can't delay my move to wait until she is 16 weeks and old enough for the vaccine. Do you know if Thai customs recognizes the age requirements for rabies vaccination, or will they not let me bring her in without it?




Hi Natalie,

Thanks for the question! Here is a link to the pet import requirements for Thailand and a link to the Thailand Embassy site. As you'll see, there is no mention of allowing pets to enter without a rabies vaccine due to age.

As always, you're welcome to double check any information you find online to find out about possible exceptions or changes (ideally with an official government source), but we would advise that you wait until your dog is at least 16 weeks old before you travel anyway. As they get older, pets are better equipped to handle the rigors of travel and can receive all vaccinations required, including (for Thailand) Leptospirosis, Distemper and Parvovirus.

Please contact us if you have further questions or if you think you'd like some help carrying out your move. In the past we have assisted clients with boarding and transportation when it's necessary that the owner travel ahead of the pet, and we'd be happy to discuss your options with you.

Hope this helps, Natalie. Good luck with everything, and thanks again for reaching out to us.

Pet Transport Question Details:

Name: Natalie
Number of Pets: 2
Pet Type: Dogs
Pet Breed: Brussels Griffon
From: USA
To: Thailand


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