To bring pets into Thailand, it is important to know the rules and regulations to guarantee the health and safety of animals entering Thailand. This article will provide a general summary of the expenses, quarantine rules, prohibited breeds, paperwork, and other crucial information to facilitate a simple and straightforward process for bringing a pet in Thailand.
Pet import permits must be obtained prior to departure by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the required documentation within no more than 60 days, but no later than 7 days prior to the departure date if the traveler intends to bring a pet into Thailand or wants to import a pet by air cargo.
The paperwork needed to bring a pet into Thailand is as follows:
1.1 - Ror.1/1 form, which can be downloaded here
1.2 - Copy of the passport of the passenger (or copy of the passport picking up the pet if said pet is imported to Thailand by air cargo)
1.3 - Photo of the pet
1.4 - Flight itinerary
1.5 - Vaccination record (must be in English)
1.6 - Microchip implant certificate
1.7 - The animal must be vaccinated for the following diseases at least 21 days prior to departure:
a. Dog: Rabies, Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvo and Leptospirosis
b. Cat: Rabies and Feline Panleukopenia
c. Rabbit: Rabies
1.8 – The following dog breeds are prohibited for import in Thailand:
b. American Staffordshire terrier
Upon arrival at Suvarnabhumi airport, you must contact the Animal Quarantine Station (AQS) for veterinary inspection:
- A Notice of Import Approval and Import License will be issued.
- Pet entry fees (in cash): 500 THB per animal.
It is possible that additional expenses might be charged at the AQS. Typically, these expenses can include: Veterinary bills, microchipping costs, transportation expenses, import permit fees, and any required quarantine fees.
1. To import the pet into Thailand, the pet must be at least 4 months old.
2. Pets are unlikely to be quarantined, as long as they don’t show any kind of illness. Quarantine officers has the discretionary authority to quarantine any pets/animals entering Thailand.