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.
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.