How to Bring a Dog to Thailand

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Some people may want to take an extended vacation to Thailand but don't want to leave their dogs at home. You will learn how to get a permit and where to find a few hotels you can bring your pet to.

Things You'll Need

  • Dog import permit
  • General health certificate for your dog
  • Rabies health certificate for your dog
  • General health certificate from the animal quarantine at your departure point
  • Small fee

Bringing a dog to Thailand is not difficult to do. The Thai people are generally very friendly are usually open to pet dogs as well.

You need to get several documents before you leave your country. The first one is an original rabies vaccination certificate, along with a general vaccination certificate from your vet. The general certificate should say that the dog has been vaccinated against leptospirosis and parvovirus. Both should be dated at least 30 days before departure, but less than one year. You will also need a general health certificate from your vet stating that your dog is in good condition. These This is not the same as your dog's vaccination records.

In addition to the general health certificate from your vet, you will need another certificate from your country's official animal quarantine, which you have to present to Thai officials at the airport.
This certificate usually comes from an office at the airport of your departure point. You will need to present all of your paperwork along with a small fee.

The most important thing you need is an import permit from the Department of Livestock and Development. This is easy to get. Below is a list of the things you will need.

• Email the following information to qsap_bkk@dld.go.th for your import permit: 1. A copy of passport or identification of owner 2. Address in exporting country and address in Thailand 3. Email address 4. Details of your pet (ex. kind, breed, number, age and sex) and copy of vaccination book of your pet 5. Detail of arrival date, airline and flight number

The import permit is valid for 45 days.

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