International Pet Transport to the Philippines

Arrival with Your Pet

Pets arriving into the Philippines can land at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). Your pet can arrive in-cabin, as checked baggage, or as manifested cargo.

Pet Microchip

A Pet microchip is necessary before any international travel with your pet. The international standard is the ISO 11784/11785 microchip. Your pet must be microchipped before, or at the same time as their rabies vaccination. Failing to do so means they will have to be vaccinated again.

Vaccination Record

Your pet’s vaccination record must reflect the following: pet’s date of birth microchip number, date it was put in or read, and where it is on your pet’s body vaccination date, vaccine manufacturer and product name with sticker, vaccine batch number, date the vaccination & valid until, the vet’s signature and contact details.

For Dogs

  • Canine Parvovirus, Canine Distemper, Hepatitis, Rabies, Leptospirosis, Adenovirus (type-2).

For Cats

  • Panleukopenia, Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Rabies, Feline Leukemia.

Rabies Vaccination & Titer Test Required to Enter the Philippines

A rabies titer test is a test which finds out if your pet has had a successful rabies vaccination. A Titer test is conducted 31 days after the rabies vaccination. Your pet must also wait 3 months from the day of the titer test before they can travel, so make sure your pooch is tested well in advance to avoid any hassle during transportation. The results of the blood test must show that the vaccination was successful (i.e., rabies antibody level of at least 0.5 IU/ml).

Import Documentation To Enter the Philippines

An import permit must be procured in order to enter the Philippines. You will also require an international health certificate, and set up a meeting with Animal Quarantine and Certification Service (AQCS) before any movement abroad.

A copy of the passport, air ticket, and visa of the owner is mandatory to be produced as the Government of India does not allow a pet to travel or relocate to another country without the pet parent.

Country specific Rules

Internal and external parasite treatment should be provided to your pet, and must be done a maximum of 48 hours prior to entry into the Philippines.

Standard crate sizes should be used for your pet’s travel, with proper crate training to be provided prior to travel.



Explore queries and frequent doubts about pet travel.

How Much Does It Cost to Transport a Pet in The Philippines?

The cost of moving a pet depends on various factors, such as the age, size, breed of your pet, the crate size, and so on. For a tailor-made quote, contact

Can Pet Travel by Accompanied or In Cabin Baggage in The Philippines?

Yes, pets can arrive in-cabin or as accompanied baggage into the Philippines.

Which Airlines Allow Pets in Philippines?

Emirates Airlines and Malaysian Airlines are pet-friendly flight provides to and from the Philippines.

How Do You Get a Travel Permit for Pets in The Philippines?

You will require a veterinary health certificate, an import permit, a Sanitary and Phytosanitary Import Clearance from the governing body, the Bureau of Animal Industry.

How Do Pets Travel Domestic in The Philippines?

Pets can embark on road travel for shorter journeys and air travel for longer ones.

Pets can embark on road travel for shorter journeys and air travel for longer ones.

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