Travel with cat to Vietnam – how long does it take?
It is recommended with at least 1.5-3 months advance notice before departure. We take time to prepare import and export documents and contact airlines and customs. Airlines require pet cargo/excess baggage to be reserved for pets. Additionally, some countries such as Australia, Singapore and Vietnam require at least 2-3 months advance notice. These countries have their own quarantine policies. We need to make an appointment and contact the customs import department to take further steps, such as booking a quarantine space and customs inspection.
Cat passports are not available in Hong Kong or China. They are only provided for cats originating from the US, the UK, and EU countries, which enable the transport of cats and cats from the UK to other EU nations. Additional requirements may apply to some countries. Instead, cat health certificates are used for cat import and export from Hong Kong or China. An official veterinarian or authorized veterinarian must complete and issue the certificate, which is then signed by the relevant authority. The certificate is valid for a certain period of time depending on the country of destination and identity check at the port of entry. The health certificate for Vietnam cat immigration should include the cat’s name, chip number, identity, and vaccination records. If you require further information on cat immigration to Vietnam, please consult our professional team.
In order to import your cat to a foreign country, you must ensure that your cat has been implanted with a microchip that meets ISO standards and has received a rabies vaccine prior to travel. After receiving the rabies vaccine, your pet must wait for 21 days before being able to receive additional vaccinations and being imported to the destination. Your pet must also receive a 5-in-1 vaccine (for dogs) / 3-in-1 vaccine (for cats). Some countries may also require pets to undergo internal and external parasite treatment 10 days before departure.
For countries with a high incidence of rabies such as China and Malaysia, additional rabies antibody testing may be required for pet export. These countries may require pets to undergo a rabies antibody titer test (RFFIT) or (RNATT) to check for rabies antibodies. If your pet passes the blood test, your pet still needs to wait 3 months after the blood collection date before being imported to the destination country.
In addition to vaccination preparation and export documents, your pet may also need an import permit to enter certain countries/regions. Some countries require a pet immigration company to prepare these import documents. If you require this service, you can contact our professional team for assistance.
The airline will require the original health certificate from a veterinarian, your pet’s vaccination records, a statement from the live animal shipper, and the air waybill for the shipment of goods. When entering or leaving Hong Kong, you may also need an airline certificate (captain’s declaration). At Pet Travel, we can assist you in preparing all of these documents and contacting the airline and relevant immigration departments before you and your pet travel.
At PET TRAVEL, we understand that your pets are a part of your family, and we want to help make their move as smooth and stress-free as possible. We know that moving to another country can be overwhelming, and trying to navigate pet import policies on your own can be daunting. That’s why we offer a comprehensive pet relocation service to take care of everything for you. From handling all the necessary paperwork to providing expert guidance on the best travel options for your furry friends, we’re here to make sure your pets arrive at their new home happy and healthy. Our experienced team has been handling pet moves for years and will treat your pets as if they were our own. Let us take care of the details so you can focus on what matters most – your pet’s comfort and safety during the move.