What to Know About Importing Dogs and Cats to Indonesia

Transporting pets to Indonesia is a process that requires quite a bit of time and planning, but with careful attention to detail it is possible to carry out safely.

To start, when bringing dogs to Indonesia your pet will need a microchip, an up-to-date rabies vaccine and a titer test -- all of which require visiting your veterinarian and adhering to the particular timeline Indonesia pet transport requires.

The same rules apply for cat transport to Indonesia, and both dogs and cats are subject to a 7-14 day quarantine upon arrival in Jakarta. Again, take care to follow all time sensitive requirements and gather all the correct paperwork and endorsements to ensure the minimum quarantine period and a smooth move overall.

Review the requirements in more detail below, and contact PetRelocation if you decide to enlist professional assistance with your relocation to Indonesia.

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Regulations for Importing Pets to Indonesia

Attention: This information is to be used as general guidelines and may not be updated to meet the current requirements. Before you travel, be sure to contact the appropriate authorities for your destination country.


Each pet shall be identified by means of a microchip. No other form of identification is acceptable. The microchip used should comply with ISO Standard 11784 or Annex A to ISO standard 11785.

Rabies Vaccination and Certificate

All pets 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 – some are good for two years, others are only good for one. This vaccine must be an inactivated vaccine. Pets also must be up to date on all other vaccinations.

Rabies Titer / FAVN-OIE Tests

FAVN or Fluorescent Antibody Viral Neutralization (FAVN) blood test is to ensure that the rabies vaccinations have provided adequate rabies antibody levels, and the sample will need to be approved by an approved Government Facility prior to export (i.e. the USDA).

Your vet will need to send a serum sample accompanied by a completed FAVN Report Form to an approved lab to do the FAVN test. The results of the blood test must be 0.5 IU/ml or above in order to qualify for entry.

Additional Vaccines

Dogs: Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parvovirus (DHLP).

Cats: Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus and Panleukopenia (FVRCP).

All vaccines must be administered between 21 days and one year before departure.

Import Permit

An Import Permit from the Department of Agriculture is a must for every pet entering Indonesia. You may obtain one by providing a copy of your passport, copy of a valid health certificate from the veterinarian, and the copy of your pet's vaccination book. The Import Permit is valid for 30 days, and typically it takes about 14 days to receive the import permit after the application is submitted.

Vet Health Certificate (Form 7001)

This is the standard Health Certificate to be filled out by your USDA accredited Veterinarian and it must be issued 4-5 days prior to the flight. The Health Certificate must state that the pet has no clinical signs of Aujeszky's disease, Distemper, Rabies, Leishmaniasis, Leptospirosis and Tuberculosis.

USDA Endorsements

The forms referenced above will need to be sent to your local USDA office (if arriving from the US) for their stamp of approval. Your PetRelocation Specialist will assist you with this process.

Indonesia Pet Quarantine

After fulfilling all of the necessary pet import requirements, pets will be subject to a 7-14 day quarantine upon arrival in Jakarta. As quarantine times vary, please consult with your PetRelocation Specialist for more details.

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