Taiwan Dog Import– General requirements and guidelines:

  • Microchip
  • Vaccination and Vaccination Record
  • Taiwan pet health certificate
  • Blood tests
  • Import permit
  • Reserve a quarantine facility (7 days)
  • Dog license
  • IATA-standard crates required

If you are interested in moving dog to Taiwan, you can fill out our quotation application form to get a better idea of the costs involved. If you have any further questions or concerns, you can contact us directly on WhatsApp at +852 6358 3131 or through our website. Our team of experts in dog travel to Taiwan are always ready to assist you with all your dog immigration needs.

Some important points to keep in mind for dog immigration to Taiwan

Immigrating to Taiwan with dogs from Hong Kong can be a challenging process, but our experts in bringing dog to Taiwan guide you through it. There are several important things to keep in mind when you travel to Taiwan with dog. It is crucial to notify Pet Travel at least five months before departure to start the dog immigration process, and contact the airline in advance to book a dog seat. For a more comfortable journey, dog owners can opt for dog import Taiwan via private jet.

We can help you notify the relevant authority, apply for a dog import permit, and book a quarantine facility before departure. This will ensure that all necessary arrangements are made before your dog arrives in Taiwan.

It is also important to take your dog to go through necessary tests and health check to ensure that your dog is healthy and ready for the journey.

After all the necessary dog quarantine Taiwan documents are in order, it is time to send your dog to the airline and go through dog check-in procedures. Remember not to feed your dog too much on the day of departure. Upon arrival in Taiwan, dogs immigrating to Taiwan are required to undergo a 7-day quarantine, but with the help of Taiwan dog import experts, we can assist you with all the required dog immigration documents and procedures, ensuring a smooth and stress-free dog relocation to Taiwan.

PET TRAVEL – Your Taiwan dog import specialist

Bringing your beloved pet from Hong Kong to Taiwan can be a daunting task, but with PET TRAVEL, it doesn’t have to be. Our team of experienced pet immigration experts takes care of everything for you, from planning to paperwork, vaccinations to customs clearance. With our knowledge of the latest airline and customs regulations, we ensure a seamless and stress-free experience for both you and your furry friend.

At PET TRAVEL, we understand that every pet and owner has unique needs, which is why we offer personalized pet transportation solutions. We create a customized plan that fits your requirements, whether you need a pet pick-up service or a private plane for your dog’s immigration to Taiwan.

PET TRAVEL provides transparent pricing and procedures, so you know what to expect every step of the way. Our goal is to provide you with the most cost-effective pet immigration service possible. So why worry about the tedious process of bringing your dog back to Taiwan from Hong Kong? Let PET TRAVEL team for dog immigration to Taiwan handle everything, and enjoy a worry-free journey with your furry friend.

Common FAQs

how long does it take?

Timeline for Travel to Taiwan with dog

it is recommended that you give at least 1.5-3 months advance notice before departure. We need 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 Taiwan 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.

Does my dog need a dog passport?

Dog passports are not available in Hong Kong or China. They are only provided for dogs originating from the US, UK, and EU countries, which enable the transport of cats and dogs from UK to other EU nations. Additional requirements may apply to some countries. Instead, dog health certificates are used for dog 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 Taiwan dog immigration should include the dog’s name, chip number, identity, and vaccination records. If you need more information on Taiwan dog import, please consult our professional team.

What vaccinations do I need for my dog?

What vaccinations do I need to import dog to Taiwan?

When you bring dog to Taiwan, you must ensure your pet is microchipped to ISO standards and your pet should be vaccinated against rabies before travelling.

For countries with a high incidence of rabies such as China and Malaysia, pet exports from these countries may require additional rabies antibody testing. These countries require their pets to have a rabies antibody test to check for rabies antibodies.

What else does my pet need besides vaccinations?

In addition to vaccination preparation and export documentation, your pet may require an import permit to enter certain countries. Some countries require pet immigration companies to prepare these import documents. Please contact our professional team if you plan taking dog to Taiwan to start a new life with you.

What documents do airlines need?

To ensure a smooth pet travel experience, there are several documents that you will need to provide to the airline. These include the original pet health certificate issued by a veterinarian, vaccination records for your pet, a statement letter from the live animal shipper, and an air waybill for the cargo. Additionally, when you import dog to Taiwan, an Airline Certificate may also be required.

 At Pet Travel, we understand that preparing these documents can be overwhelming. That’s why we’re here to assist you with every step of the process. Our team can help you obtain the necessary documents and liaise with the airlines and relevant immigration authorities to ensure a hassle-free pet travel experience for you and your furry friend.

Should I do it all myself?

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.

Is it safe for my pet to fly?

Traveling by air is as safe for pets as it is for people. Airlines require pets to travel in containers that comply with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Live Animal Regulations and with specific airline guidelines. All of these things are designed to help ensure the safety and comfort of your pet while traveling. In some cases, your pet may not be allowed to travel in the cabin with you. Your pet will travel in a special cargo compartment within the aircraft. This compartment is both climate-controlled as well as pressurized, so your pet will be safe and comfortable. It is on the same air circulation system as the cabin.

Can you reduce pet travel anxiety?

Our Policy is to transport your pet with the minimum amount of stress involved. We will find the most direct route available, with little time spent confined in the kennel as possible. Additionally, there are certain products you can purchase, such as Feliway, which is a natural pheromone to induce a calmer state.

Will my pet be stressed from the flight?

Your pet will be pleased to see you and will probably enjoy a good meal at the end of their flight, but most animals travel very well and relax throughout the flight. There are more than a million pets that fly safely every year worldwide, and the captain will act appropriately if there are any animals aboard.

Can I take my cat on holiday with me?

We can let you know if this is possible if you let us know which airline you will be flying with and on which day. We will make every effort to book cargo space on the same flight as your pet. To avoid you incurring unnecessary costs, it is advisable for us to check availability for pets before you book your own flight if you wish to travel at the same time

Can my pet travel with adaptive collars/or flat collars?

It is advised by every airline that pets do not travel wearing a collar of any kind as they are deemed a choking hazard. However, they will be able to travel with the containers attached to their airline-approved crate in order to be able to refit them when they reach their destination. 

Can my dog/cat fly alone?

Yes, your dog/cat can be booked as manifest cargo and can fly alone to most locations.

Do I have access to my pet during the flight?

Both passengers and crew are not permitted access to the cargo hold. During refueling and transit stops, passengers will not be permitted access to their pets.

What if my pet needs to urinate during the flight?

Unfortunately, little accidents sometimes do happen, so the crates are lined with absorbable puppy training pads to help soak up any little accidents that do occur. Like humans, your pet may experience a little dehydration during the flight, which will reduce the need for urination. Also, do not feed your pet the morning before travel as this may increase the risk of defecation or vomiting.

How to book with pet ticket with airlines?
First, you must make sure all the important documents are ready for your pet. You must have your pet microchipped and rabies vaccination and vaccination record for airlines. Airlines need to have all documents prepared so they could book the pet cargo/ excess baggage for you, as they do not want your hassle from the trip. The customs would not accept pets import their countries if the documents are not well prepared, your pet may have to quarantine or even be banned for import their countries, your pet may need to turn back to your origin. Hence, airlines need all documents ready so they could reserve a seat for your pet. 
Lastly, it is important to note that some airlines will not allow you to book directly with them to fly your cat internationally to some countries. Instead, you’ll be required to hire a pet-shipping company with an airline account. This is because they want to have the assurance that the import procedures and paperwork were completed correctly to avoid any penalties or fees.
What is the difference between ‘Excess Baggage’ and ‘Air Cargo’?

When you travel with your pet and you both check in at the passenger terminal, this is termed ‘excess baggage,’ however, your pet will still travel in the animal hold. Air Cargo can be used when you travel with your pet or if your pet is traveling without you. Your pet will be checked in through the cargo terminal at your departing airport and the cargo terminals of modern-day airports are used to handling and caring for animals. Some even have specialized rooms for holding animals.

Why my pet could not travel in cabin/ excess baggage with me on the same flight?
Although several airlines, domestic and international, accept pets as carry-on or excess baggage, you could travel with them. Carry-on pets must adhere to strict size restrictions, along with limitations regarding available space (both on board the airplane and in the cargo hold). Most airlines place a strict limit on the number of pets that can travel in the plane’s cabin. Several will only allow one or two animals per flight.
Normally, airlines only accept cats and small dogs travel in the cabin with their owner, their weight must be < 8kg (17lbs) and the owner must put them in either a small soft pet container or IATA approved pet crate. One important thing you must know, some breeds like bulldog, wolf-dog and snub-nosed pets like exotic shorthair and pugs may be restricted by airlines. You may check with the airlines if you would like to travel with your pet in the cabin. 
For traveling in the baggage compartment (excess baggage), airlines could accept pets under 32kg -40kg to travel as excess baggage with the same flight. However, some countries may be restricted for pet travel as excess baggage due to their pet import policy, some countries may even do not accept pets for importing their countries. You have to reach the airline for further enquiries if you do not want to travel separately with your pets. If airlines do not accept pet travel on the same flight, you have to ship your dog in Manifest Cargo by the airlines’ cargo service. 
One key point to note, airlines may NOT ACCEPT pet travel in-cabin with TRANSIT Flight (Connecting Flight) from different airlines, some airlines may even serve pets in a direct flight.  Due to the COVID19 pandemic, some airlines have stopped pet check-in and limit pet travel.
For pet travel in cargo separately, the cost will be straightly expensive than pet travel in the baggage compartment or travel in a cabin. Your pet must be put in the IATA-approved pet crate and follow the LAR (Live Animal Regulations) by airlines.
In addition to large and giant breed dogs traveling in extremely large crates, some passenger aircraft aren’t able to handle such oversized cargo. Keep in mind that the airlines must adhere to the International Animal Transport Association’s Live Animal Regulations (IATA/LAR) and they will require you to do the same. Taking your pet on the plane with you seems to be an attractive, affordable option. However, be aware that you run the very real risk of your pet missing the flight if there is no space available onboard or in cargo, or if you have not complied with the IATA/LAR.
Cargo Rates – Why it is so expensive for pet cargo?

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