Shipping Pets to the Philippines: Quarantine Information

Hi PetRelocation,

If I travel with my dog to the Philippines, are they going to quarantine him once he arrives in the country? If so, for how long? Does my dog get delivered right away to the appropriate address? Please advise.

- Juvy


Hi Juvy,

Thank you for your question! We're happy to help with some guidance.

The most common question people have when they begin to look into moving their pets internationally is "Will there be quarantine?" No one likes the idea of quarantine, and for some countries, like the UK and Japan, we will work with our clients and their vets to prepare pets ahead of time to avoid quarantine by meeting all import requirements correctly.

Some countries, however, do not allow quarantine exemptions no matter what you do -- like Singapore, Thailand and Australia.

Fortunately, when shipping pets to the Philippines, we don't have to worry about either scenario. Due to the fact that the Philippines already has most animal diseases (specifically rabies), they have no need to quarantine incoming pets.

However, an import permit is required prior to shipping pets to the Philippines. This needs to be obtained from the Philippines Department of Agriculture

Finally, regarding arrival and delivery, this depends on whether you work with a service like ours, which provides door-to-door pet moving services, or move your pet on your own. When using our services, we can clear customs and then deliver your pet directly to your front door upon arrival in the Philippines.

Hope that helps!

Contact us when you're ready to discuss your pet transport options for the Philippines!


Editor's Note: This post was originally published in May 2009 and has been updated with new information.


PetRelocation Team


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By ash on October 12, 2010 at 9:13 pm

hi..i have few question also. i live in hongkong i want my dog to bring in philippines jus for holiday..hes a 2years old pekinges dog, i am afraid also the climate there will be kill also.. hes a very sensitive dog not gud for hot weather..pls let me know if it be in cargo?thanks....

By priscilla on June 3, 2010 at 11:48 am

i want my puppy of 2 years to be shipped to me but i have a few questions. will it be in cargo? im afraid the climate in there will kill her. also, what does your service cost? she is in la california and im in dumaguete, phillippines. what exactly do you need for her to be shipped? thank you for your time, i greatly appreciate it

By Sharon on November 25, 2017 at 9:47 pm

How can you transport a 7mon old golden retriever from philippines to hong kong without quarantine?

By on November 27, 2017 at 12:02 pm

Hello Sharon,

Unfortunately, because the Philippines is considered a Group III country by Hong Kong, there is no way around the 4-month quarantine period.

With that, we have had pets travel from Group III countries into Hong Kong and stay the quarantine period without any issue - the pets are well cared for in quarantine.

I know this may not have been the news you wanted to hear, but if you need further guidance or are still interested in moving your Golden Retriever please let us know here. We're happy to help if we can!

By Kate Manlapaz on December 14, 2017 at 2:29 pm

Hi do you have branch in thailand? Because im planning to ship a dog from thailand to Philippines. How much with I expense?

By on December 14, 2017 at 4:46 pm

Hello Kate,

Thank you for reaching out to us! We're happy to help with your dog's upcoming move, however we may not be the most cost-effective option for you (since we are located in the United States).

We recommend searching the IPATA directory for another reputable pet-shipping company in Thailand.

If you'd still like to speak with one of our consultants about your dog's travels, please fill out our online form here. Thanks and best wishes!

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