Quarantine Requirements for Pet Travel to Taiwan

Hi PetRelocation,

I am traveling to Taipei, Taiwan with my dog. Will she be required to enter quarantine?

Thank You,



Hi Kate,

Thank you for your inquiry, we're happy to provide some information. First, since you're coming from a rabies-affected country the short answer to your question is “yes.”

For more details, please take a look at the pet import requirements for Taiwan—the information in this link is tailored to pets coming from rabies-affected countries. Many pet owners facing pet air travel also find it helpful to look over these frequently asked pet travel questions.

Per the Taiwan Council of Agriculture, only Australia, Iceland, Japan, New Zealand, Sweden and the United Kingdom are recognized as rabies-free. This means, coming from Hong Kong, your dog will need to follow the standard import rules. Among other things, you'll need to have a microchip, proof of a valid rabies vaccine, import permit and will need to complete a minimum 21-day quarantine.

Take a look at the official Taiwan government site if you have further questions, or you're also welcome to fill out our pet travel consultation form if you think you'd like some help with this move.

Since Taiwan can be tricky and you might still have questions about how it will all work, we'd like to share the story of Legos and Kreuz, two dogs we moved to Taiwan a couple of years ago. These Miniature Schnauzers traveled to Taipei all the way from Seattle, fulfilled the quarantine requirements and were happily reunited with their owner. Hopefully reading this and our other international pet relocation stories will help shed some light on the process.

Good luck with everything, and please let us know if we can be of further assistance.


Pet Travel Question Details:

Name: Kate
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Maltese poodle
From: Hong Kong
To: Taipei, Taiwan


PetRelocation Team




Hong Kong


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By Faith Ku on July 3, 2018 at 2:55 am

I am having difficulty finding a route for a French Bulldog to travel from Australia to Taiwan. I have found an airline that would take to Hong Kong but would mean a change of airline from Hong Kong to Taipei. It is my understanding that the dog would have to go through vet check and other checks. Can you give me some idea what this would encounter. The travel dates are the end of August. It appears that the regular airlines flying to Taiwan do not carry cargo.

By Maegan at PetRelocation on July 3, 2018 at 9:58 pm

Hi Faith! When relocating a snub-nosed breed it is very tricky as most pet safe airlines have embargoes on this breed. There are plenty of airlines that fly pets as manifest cargo into Taiwan (KLM, Emirates, Eva Air, etc.) to name a few. If the best routing is through Hong Kong, we'd suggest hiring a pet shipper to assist with your move. This will ensure the correct flights are being booked and someone is caring for your pet at all points of the journey. If we can be of any assistance, please fill out our form above. Hope this helps!

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