If you're planning to bring your cat to Hong Kong with you, it's important to start planning well in advance and to understand all the travel details involved.
The Hong Kong cat transport process can be made easier with the help of experts and by taking the time to read over the rules and requirements as well as general pet shipping best practices.
Take a look at the overview below to get started with your cat's safe journey to Hong Kong.
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Regulations for Importing Cats to Hong Kong
Attention: Precise regulations can change at any time, so be sure to double check with the appropriate authorities or with your PetRelocation Consultant to find the most current and accurate information available.
Hong Kong requires all cats to be microchipped prior to import. This can be an AVID 9-digit microchip or an ISO-compatible microchip (Home Again, ResQ, etc.).
Rabies Vaccination and Certificate
All cats must have an original Rabies Certificate and this certificate must state the microchip number, the date of inoculation and the validity of the particular vaccination you obtain – this can be a one or three year vaccine and must be administered at least 30 days and less than a year before departure.
Current Vaccination Records for Cats
Records must be at least 14 days old and less than a year old before departure.
- Feline Cat Flu-Feline Calicivirus
- Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis
- Chlamydia Psittaci
- Cat Enteritis-Feline Panleukopaenia/Feline Parvovirus
An import permit is required to enter the country. Please contact your PetRelocation Specialist to learn about the best way to manage this.
Vet Health Certificate (USDA APHIS Form 7001)
This is the standard Health Certificate to be filled out by your USDA accredited Veterinarian. It must be issued within seven days of the flight.
Hong Kong Health Certificate
This is the AFCD health certificate to be filled out by your USDA accredited veterinarian along with the Form 7001. It must be issued within seven days of the flight.
The documents below must be sent to your local USDA for their stamp of approval. Please contact your PetRelocation Specialist to learn more about the best way to manage this.
- Microchip Implantation Record
- Rabies Certificate
- Vaccination Records
- Import Permit
- Vet Health Certificate (USDA APHIS Form 7001)
- Hong Kong Health Certificate
Bengal cats may not be imported unless the pet owner has documentation certifying that the cat is fifth generation or above.
There is no quarantine when entering Hong Kong from the United States if the above requirements have been met.
Note that cats must be at least five months old to enter Hong Kong.