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Importing Pets to Singapore [Pet Passport 2020 Guide]

Importing pets to Singapore can be a complicated process.

Singapore is a country well known for having strict rules when it comes to many things. Pet travel is one of them. They have strict conditions that must be met in order to successfully import pets to Singapore. The requirements vary widely, depending on the species of your pet, and which country you are traveling from. Generally, your pet will need a microchip, rabies vaccination, other vaccinations, parasite treatments, vet health certificate and import license. On top of that, you will need to organise a health inspection upon arrival, and may need to organise your pet to stay in Singapore Pet Quarantine. 

In this article, we will guide you through the process of importing pets to Singapore, and breakdown the strict and complicated entry requirements, depending on where you are traveling from.


What is a Singapore Pet Passport?

Singapore does not have an official ‘Pet Passport’, however it is a term used to describe the documents that are required to take a pet to Singapore. Customs officials will need to see these documents in order to clear your pet in customs. Essentially, a pet passport demonstrates that your pet is fit and healthy to travel. For a Singapore pet passport you will likely need microchip documents, vaccination records, parasite treatment records, veterinary health certificate and import license. Your Singapore Pet Passport will vary depending on the species of your pet and where you are traveling from.


What is the process of importing pets to Singapore?

The process of importing pets to Singapore is as follows:

  1. Research – the process will depend on the species of your pet, and where you are traveling from. Therefore, ensure you are aware of the specific requirements for taking your pet to Singapore. It’s also important to check that your pet is allowed to be imported to Singapore, as they have very strict rules, prohibiting many pets visiting. We will discuss the requirements for different pet species below.
  2. Visit the vet – most pets will require a microchip, vaccinations, parasite treatments and a rabies blood test. However, the requirements vary depending on your pet’s species and home country. We will go into more detail in the requirements section below.
  3. Organise quarantine (if necessary) – if your pet requires a stay in Singapore pet quarantine, you must reserve them a spot. You can book this online at the Quarantine Management System (QMS).
  4. Apply for dog license and import permit – you will need to apply for an import permit or import license at least 30 days before importing pets to Singapore. If you are importing a dog to Singapore, you will need to apply for a dog license before applying for your import license. You can apply for an Singapore Import Permit on the GoBusiness Licensing Portal here.
  5. Book an inspection for your dog or cat – you will need to book this via the Intelligent Food Approval & Safety Tracking System (iFAST) five days before the animal’s arrival, or earlier. You will be liable to a S$80 fee if you do not do this in advance.

What are the requirements to import pets to Singapore?

The requirements to import pets to Singapore depend on your pet’s age and species, and where you are traveling from. The requirements can include any of the following:

  1. Pet microchipping
  2. Rabies vaccination
  3. Additional vaccinations
  4. Internal and external parasite treatments
  5. Rabies blood test (Rabies Titer Test)
  6. Dog license
  7. Import permit and health certificate

The entry requirements depend on which of the following country categories you are traveling from:

Category A (rabies-free): Australia, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland and United Kingdom.

Category B (negligible risk of rabies): Cayman Islands, Denmark, Germany (with effect from 11 Aug 2020), Hong Kong SAR, Iceland, Japan, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, New, Caledonia, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland and USA (Guam and Hawaii only).

Category C (low-risk of rabies): Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Slovakia, Spain, Taiwan and United States of America (except Guam and Hawaii).

Category D (undetermined risk of rabies): All countries not listed in Categories A, B and C.

PET MICROCHIPPING

All dogs and cats must be microchipped with an ISO 11784/11785 pet microchip that is a 15 digit and non-encrypted. Small mammals, birds, reptiles and horses do not require microchips.

A microchip is a small chip the size of a grain of rice that holds a unique number which can be detected by a microchip scanner. It is implanted just under your pet’s skin in between its shoulder blades.

This should be the first step you take. This is because your pet’s microchip must be implanted before its rabies vaccination is administered, otherwise the vaccination will not count. We will discuss the rabies vaccination in detail in the next section.

Your pet’s microchip number must be present on all documentation required to enter Singapore. Your veterinarian must scan your dog or cat’s microchip before any tests or treatments required to enter Singapore.

RABIES VACCINATION

Dogs and cats residing in and entering from Category A countries do not require a rabies vaccination. However, it is a requirement for dogs and cats entering Singapore from all other countries (Categories B, C and D). Horses also need to be vaccinated against rabies. Birds, small mammals do not require rabies vaccinations.

If you are travelling from the following countries, your pet will NOT need a rabies vaccination:

Category A (rabies-free): Australia, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland and United Kingdom.

If you are travelling from the following countries, your pet WILL need a rabies vaccination:

Category B (negligible risk of rabies): Cayman Islands, Denmark, Germany (with effect from 11 Aug 2020), Hong Kong SAR, Iceland, Japan, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, New, Caledonia, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland and USA (Guam and Hawaii only).

Category C (low-risk of rabies): Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Slovakia, Spain, Taiwan and United States of America (except Guam and Hawaii).

Category D (undetermined risk of rabies): All countries not listed in Categories A, B and C.

When importing pets to Singapore, you must have a valid rabies vaccination supported by official vaccination records. All current vaccinations and boosters must be recorded. Furthermore, your dog or cat’s microchip number must also be recorded on all documentation.

Pets must be more than 16 weeks old at the time of vaccination.

There are specific timings when it comes to your pet’s rabies vaccination, depending on which country category you are traveling from:

  • Category B – your dog or cat must be vaccinated between 30 days and 12 months prior to entry.
  • Category C – Your dog or cat must be vaccinated more than 3 months prior to entering Singapore.
  • Category D – Your dog or cat must be vaccinated at least 6 months prior to export.

All dogs and cats traveling from categories B, C and D will also need a rabies titer test, also known as a rabies blood test. More information on this below.

ADDITIONAL VACCINATIONS

As well as the rabies vaccination, dogs and cats also require additional vaccinations to enter Singapore from all country categories. All vaccinations should be valid for the entire post-arrival quarantine period. 

DOGS

All dogs imported to Singapore must have valid vaccinations against the following:

  • Canine distemper
  • Canine hepatitis
  • Canine parvoviral infection

CATS

All cats imported to Singapore must have valid vaccinations against the following:

  • Cat flu (feline calicivirus and feline viral rhinotracheitis)
  • Cat enteritis (feline parvovirus / feline panleukopenia)

INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL PARASITE TREATMENT

In order to get your dog or cat a Singapore Pet Passport, they must be treated against external and internal parasites. Small mammals must also be treated against parasites.

Dogs and cats must be treated with an anti-tick treatment between 2 and 7 days before travel to Singapore.

Small mammals must also be treated against parasites.

You must be able to show proof of treatment.

RABIES BLOOD TEST (RABIES TITER TEST)

If traveling from country categories B, C and D, your dog or cat will need a rabies titer test, also known as rabies blood test. The rabies blood test ensures their rabies vaccine has provided your pet with adequate levels of the rabies antibody. This doesn’t apply to small pets, birds and reptiles.

If you are travelling from the following countries, your pet will NOT need a rabies titer test:

Category A (rabies-free): Australia, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland and United Kingdom.

If you are travelling from the following countries, your pet WILL need a rabies titer test:

Category B (negligible risk of rabies): Cayman Islands, Denmark, Germany (with effect from 11 Aug 2020), Hong Kong SAR, Iceland, Japan, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, New, Caledonia, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland and USA (Guam and Hawaii only).

Category C (low-risk of rabies): Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Slovakia, Spain, Taiwan and United States of America (except Guam and Hawaii).

Category D (undetermined risk of rabies): All countries not listed in Categories A, B and C.

A licensed vet will need to take your pet’s blood after receiving their rabies vaccination. Their blood sample must then be sent to an approved lab for testing. Their blood results must show at least 0.5 IU/ml of the rabies antibody to pass.

There are specific timings for the test depending on where you are traveling from:

  • Category A – no rabies vaccination or rabies titer test is required.
  • Category B – the blood test must be administered more than 30 days after the rabies vaccination.
  • Category C and D – the blood test must be administered more than 30 days after the rabies vaccination, and within 6 months of export.

All rabies vaccinations must be kept current once the titer test has been completed.

DOG LICENSE

To import dogs to Singapore, you will need a dog license. This applies no matter where you are traveling from.

Under the Animals and Birds (Dog Licensing and Control) Rules, all dogs must now be licensed in Singapore. Even those residing there. This is for the purpose of tracing any event of an outbreak of disease.

You must apply for a dog license before applying for your import license. You can apply for a new dog licence online via the Pet Animal Licensing System (PALS).

For further information check the Singapore Animal & Veterinary Service site here.

IMPORT PERMIT & HEALTH CERTIFICATE

To import pets to Singapore, you will require an import permit. This applies to all pet species.

An import permit will show that your pet is qualified for traveling to Singapore. Your pet’s veterinary health certificate will be Appendix 1 of your import permit.

Your import license for Singapore is valid for 30 days from the issue date.

Upon arrival in Singapore, customs officials will need to see a valid import permit, with a veterinary health certificate completed by an Official government veterinarian in the country of export.

If you are importing a mixed breed or cross breed dog, you must include a colour photo of your dog in your licence application. The photo must show the dog’s face and body, so that customs officials can verify that it is not a prohibited breed.

If you are importing pets to Singapore from the US, the certificate must be endorsed by your local State USDA office. Additionally, if you are traveling from Canada, it must be endorsed by your local CFIA office.

How to apply for an Singapore Import Permit?

You can apply for an Singapore Import Permit on the GoBusiness Licensing Portal here.

Only once your pet’s vaccinations are all completed can you apply for an import permit. All copies of the vaccination cards are needed to be presented to the Singapore government for inspection before they can issue your import permit.


What pet species and breeds can be imported to Singapore?

​​Sadly, not all pets will be allowed into Singapore. This is because the pest or disease risks associated with importation may be considered too great and pose as a threat to Singapore’s wildlife.

SMALL ANIMALS

Requirements for taking small animals to Singapore are as follows:

  • Parasite treatment
  • Veterinarian certificate
  • Import license
  • Border control inspection
  • 2 weeks in quarantine

Small animals do not require microchips or rabies vaccinations. However, they will need to be treated for parasites and must show no signs of disease. This must all be shown in an official Singapore Veterinary Certificate.

Furthermore, you must have kept your small mammals as a pet continuously since birth, or for six months immediately before importing them to Singapore.

You must apply for an import license, and make an appointment for border control inspection at either the Changi Animal & Plant Quarantine Station or Tuas Checkpoint.

Small animals must stay at least 2 weeks in Singapore pet quarantine upon arrival. You must book this in advance online at the Quarantine Management System (QMS).

For further information check Singapore’s government website here.

PET BIRDS

Ornamental birds are birds intended for all other purposes besides consumption. These include pet birds, and birds for breeding. Examples of ornamental birds are guinea fowls, partridges, parrots, parakeets, budgerigars, cockatoos, doves, peafowls, swans, and finches.

Requirements for taking pet birds to Singapore are as follows:

  • Travel from an Avian Influenza (AI) free country (birds from countries affected by AI are not permitted to travel to Singapore)
  • Veterinarian health certificate
  • Import license
  • Customs clearance permit
  • Inspection upon arrival

Your bird’s health certificate must be endorsed by a government veterinary authority or a registered veterinarian from the exporting country.

You will need to book an inspection appointment via the Intelligent Food Approval & Safety Tracking System (iFast).

If your bird is an endangered species, you will also need to apply for a CITES Permit. Please click here for more information on how to apply for CITES permits.

HORSES

Requirements for taking horses to Singapore are as follows:

  • Veterinarian health certificate and equine passport
  • Vaccines against:
    • Equine Influenza
    • Venezuelan, Eastern, and Western equine encephalitis
    • Rabies.
  • Laboratory test results for:
    • Contagious equine metritis
    • Equine infectious anaemia
    • Equine viral arteritis
    • Trypanosomiasis
    • Piroplasmosis
    • Hendra
    • Nipah
  • Import license
  • Inspection upon arrival – must be booked in advance
  • Master’s/Captain’s declaration

To take horses to Singapore you will need a veterinary health certificate confirming that your horse fulfils the veterinary conditions for import, and is healthy and free from any contagious or infectious disease prior to import.

Each imported horse is also required that to have an equine passport, which contains the horse’s silhouette and updated vaccination records.

Your horse must be accompanied by a declaration signed by the master of the ship or the captain of the aircraft.

REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS

Sadly, reptiles and amphibians cannot be imported to Singapore as pets.

The only reptiles you are allowed to bring into Singapore as pets are the Red-Eared Slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) and Malayan box turtle (Cuora amboinensis).


What dog breeds are not allowed into Singapore?

It’s important to be aware that sadly a number of “fighting” breeds are not permitted within Singapore. At present the following breeds are banned:

  • Pit Bull, including:
    • American Pit Bull Terrier (also known as American Pit Bull and Pit Bull Terrier)
    • American Staffordshire Terrier
    • Staffordshire Bull Terrier
    • American Bulldog
    • Crosses of these and other breeds
  • Akita
  • Boerboel
  • Dogo Argentino
  • Fila Brasileiro
  • Neapolitan Mastiff
  • Tosa
  • Perro De Presa Canario
  • Crosses of any of the above breeds


What cat breeds are not allowed into Singapore?

  • First to forth generation of Bengal cats (or crosses)
  • First to forth generation of Savannah cats (or crosses)

If you are the owner of a Bengal or Savannah cat, you will need to provide proof that they are at least a fifth generation cross from their ancestral stock.


How long does it take to import pets to Singapore?

The process of importing pets to Singapore can take between 1-12 months to complete. This depends on the species of your pet, and where you are traveling from.

If you are traveling from a Category A country the time scale will be shorter. This is because they will not require rabies blood tests or import permits. However, if you are traveling from a country in Category B, C or D, it will likely take you longer to import your pet to Singapore.

The most timely steps of importing pets to Singapore, are getting your pet’s rabies blood test results back, and then applying for an import permit.

Getting your pet’s microchip, vaccinations and parasite treatments will just take a quick appointment to the vet. The appointment should take no more than half an hour.

As mentioned above, your pet’s rabies blood test will be one of the most timely steps. This is because you must wait at least three to four weeks after your pet’s rabies vaccination, before taking its blood sample. Firstly, it can take up to 30 days to get your pet’s blood test results back. Secondly, you may have to wait 6 months after getting your pet’s rabies vaccination, before they can have their rabies titer test (if traveling from a Category D country).

Furthermore, the process of getting an import permit can be lengthy. The majority of permit applications are processed and decided within 20 days. However, in more complex cases, the process takes longer. This will be even lengthier if you are importing a dog to Singapore, as you will need to apply for a dog license before applying for your import license.

Lastly, if your pet will need to stay in Singapore pet quarantine, you will need to make reservations at least 3 months ahead of entry.


Will my pet need to stay in Singapore pet quarantine?

Pets traveling from Category A or B countries will not be subjected to Singapore pet quarantine. However, pets traveling from Category C or D countries may be subject to a quarantine period upon arrival. 

All quarantine is served in the Sembawang Animal Quarantine Station.

Don’t worry, quarantine isn’t as scary as it sounds. Pets will have great caretakers and special food/medication accommodations if your pet needs it.

As there is just one center, we advise that you make reservations for your pet as soon as you receive your pet’s import permit. You will need to do this at least 3 months prior to planned pet import to Singapore. You can make reservations through the Quarantine Management System (QMS).

The length of your pet’s stay in quarantine depends on which country category you are traveling from:

  • Category A or B – your pet will not require a stay in Singapore pet quarantine.
  • Category C – dogs and cats must be quarantined for either 10 days or 30 days. If the rabies titer test was completed 4 months prior to import, then your pet will need to stay at least 10 days (C1). However, if the test was completed less than 4 months prior to import or if if your pet has been re-vaccinated, then your pet will need to stay for at least 30 days (C2)
  • Category D – all dogs and cats must stay in Singapore pet quarantine for at least 30 days.

Check which category your home country is in here.

Small pets must be quarantined for 2 weeks upon arrival.


How much will it cost to import pets to Singapore?

Importing pets to Singapore can be a rather expensive process which varies depending on your pet’s species and where you are traveling from. The total cost broken down into the following fees:

  • Vet fees – microchipping, vaccinations and treatments varies on your vet practice fees and home country.
  • Airline fees for shipping a pet – varies widely depending on size and species of your pet, and airline.
  • Dog license – fee breakdown below.
  • Import license – fee breakdown below.
  • Quarantine fees – fee breakdown below.
  • Government endorsements – varies depending on home country.

DOG LICENSE FEES

 Category  1-year licence*  2-year licence*   3-year licence*
 First three dogs. Sterilised:
S$15 per dog.Non-sterilised:
S$90 per dog.
Sterilised:
S$25 per dog.Non-sterilised:
S$165 per dog.
Sterilised:
S$35 per dog.Non-sterilised:
S$230 per dog.
 Fourth and subsequent dog. S$180 per dog
or
A reduced licence fee of S$15 for the fourth dog**.
$325 per dog
or
A reduced licence fee of S$25 for the fourth dog**.
$460 per dog
or
A reduced licence fee of S$35 for the fourth dog**.

IMPORT LICENSE FEES

 Type of licence  Cost  Service standard  Validity 
Licence to import/export/transship animals, birds, eggs, and biologics (personal)  • S$50

 

• S$100

• Normal service, where licence issuance will take place two working days after submission of all completed documents.

• Express service, where licence issuance will take place one working day after submission of all completed documents.

 Valid for 30 days from the date of issue.
Licence to import/export/transship animals, birds, eggs, and biologics (commercial) • S$87

 

• S$174

 • Normal service, where licence issuance will take place two working days after submission of all completed documents.

• Express service, where licence issuance will take place one working day after submission of all completed documents.

 Valid for 30 days from the date of issue.

SINGAPORE PET QUARANTINE FEE BREAKDOWN

Description  Fee 
Transport charge from the Changi Animal & Plant Quarantine Station or Tuas Checkpoint to SAQS.
  • S$74 per dog or cat per trip.
  • S$74 per consignment of small mammals per trip.
 Rabies vaccination (if required).
  •  S$65 per dog or cat.
Quarantine fees for dogs and cats, inclusive of:

  • veterinary examination
  • feed
  • daily cleaning
  • S$16.80 per dog or cat per day (non-air conditioned).
  • S$26.25 per dog or cat per day (air conditioned).
Quarantine fees for small mammals.

Fees do not include:

  • Feed
  • Bedding
  • Cleaning

Please visit your small mammals daily to feed them and clean their enclosures. Our staff will assist in refilling feed and water.

  • S$26.25 per small mammal consignment, or per room per day.

Residency Restrictions in Singapore?

If you are staying in an apartments provided by the Housing and Development Board (HBD), you are permitted to bring one dog as long as it is an approved breed. No cats are allowed but small pets such as hamsters are permitted. If staying elsewhere, you are generally permitted to bring up to three dogs. Generally cats and small pets are allowed.

More than 80% of Singapore’s residents live in apartments provided by the Housing and Development Board (HBD) who have restrictions on the dog breeds permitted, and the number of dogs permitted.

If you are renting or buying a property provided by the HBD, you are permitted to bring 1 dog, as long as it is an allowed breed. Flat owners found to breach this regulation can be fined up to a maximum of $4,000. No cats are allowed.

Dog breeds permitted to stay in Housing and Development (HBD) properties are as follows:

  • Affenpinscher
  • Australian Silky Terrier
  • Australian Terrier
  • Bichon Frise
  • Bohemian Terrier
  • Bolognese
  • Brussels Griffon (Griffon Bruxaellois)
  • Bichon Havanese
  • Border Terrier
  • Boston Terrier
    (a) Lightweight
    (b) Middleweight
  • Cairn Terrier
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  • Chihuahua
  • Chinese Crested Dog
  • Chinese Imperial Chin
  • Chinese Temple Dog (Classic and Miniature)
  • Coton de tulear
  • Czech Terrier
  • Dachshund (Light and Miniature)
  • Dandie Dinmont Terrier
  • English Toy Spaniel
  • Griffon Belge
  • German Hunting Terrier
  • Griffon Brabancon
  • Hairless Dog
  • Italian Greyhound
  • Jack Russell Terrier
  • Japanese Spaniel (Chin)
  • Japanese Spitz
  • Lhasa Apso
  • Little Lion Dog
  • Lakeland Terrier
  • Maltese
  • Manchester Terrier
  • Miniature Pinscher
  • Miniature Schnauzer
  • Norfolk Terrier
  • Norwich Terrier
  • Papillon
  • Pekinese
  • Pomeranian
  • Poodle
  • Pug
  • Poodle (Miniature)
  • Schipperkee
  • Scottish Terrier
  • Sealyham Terrier
  • Shetland Sheep dog
  • Shih Tzu
  • Silky Terrier
  • Small Continental Spaniel
  • Small English Terrier
  • Small Spitz
  • Smooth Fox Terrier
  • Toy Fox Terrier
  • Toy Terrier
  • Tibetan Spaniel
  • Volpino Italiano
  • West Highland Terrier
  • Wire-Haired Fox Terrier
  • Welsh Terrier
  • Yorkshire Terrier

Always check that your intended accommodation will allow your pet to stay.


What airlines allow flying a pet to Singapore?

Most airlines allow flying a pet to Singapore. However, depending on the airline you fly with, pet policies differ.

When flying with a pet, it’s important to check airline pet policies before booking any travel. Different airline’s have different rules for flying with pets, including which breeds are allowed, the size and weight of pets that are permitted, and the number of dogs they allow. Fees also vary between airlines.

Most airlines will allow pets to fly in the cargo section of their planes, in a climate controlled, comfortable pet zone. Although some pet owners think this will be stressful for their dogs, it can actually be a lot calmer than flying in the cabin.

Some airlines will allow pets to fly in the cabin with their owners, but generally only small dogs that weigh under 8kg are permitted. This is because pets must fly inside an airline-approved carrier that fits under the seat in front of their owners.

For a list of airlines that allow pets to fly in the cabin with their owners, check:

For a list of airlines that allow other pets on their planes, check: 


Guidelines for Pet Carriers

If you are flying to Singapore with a pet, it is important that you use a pet carrier that is approved by your airline. Different airlines have different pet carrier policies, which often vary between aircrafts and routes. Check that your pet carrier is approved for your chosen airline, aircraft and route. 

The rules and regulations have been set out by International Air Transport Association (IATA) ensure that dogs are comfortable when travelling. Thus, inside their travel carriers, pets must be able to stand up, turn around and lie down in a natural position in their kennel (without touching any side or the top of the container).

Furthermore, the rules for pet carriers also vary depending on whether your pets will be flying in the cabin or cargo area of the plane.

If you are travelling in the cabin with your pet, then you will need to ensure that the carrier fits under the seat in front of you. This is why, generally, only small dogs and cats weighing under 7-8kg are permitted in the cabin.

Additionally, if traveling with a dog, airlines often require that they are obedient to your commands and behave appropriately in public. Thus, he mustn’t bark or growl at other passengers or staff. If your dog does not behave in an appropriate manner, some airlines may transfer him to the cargo hold at an additional cost, or refuse to transport him all together. Some airlines require a consent form to ensure your pet is flight-ready.

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Frequently Asked Questions [FAQs]

Can I take my puppy or kitten to Singapore?

Yes, puppies and kittens at least 16 weeks old, traveling from Category A (no-risk rabies) countries are permitted to travel to Singapore. However, dogs and cats must be at least 7 months of age to be permitted to enter Singapore from any other country. Dogs must be 3 months old to get their rabies vaccinations. You must then wait at least 1 month before getting your rabies titer test, the results of which can take 3 months to get back.

Can I take my pet to Singapore with an EU Pet Passport?

You can travel to Singapore with an EU Pet Passport, however there are additional conditions to be met. You will need to apply for an Import Permit and organise your pet to stay in quarantine on arrival. Your pet may also need additional vaccines, treatments and a rabies titer test. Please refer to the requirements section above.

Can I move to Singapore with my pet?

Possibly. You may be able to move to Singapore with your pet, as long as you and your pet meet strict requirements. If you are from a Category A country, the process will likely be more simple. However those wanting to relocate to Singapore from another country, will have a more lengthy and difficult process to go through. This is because there are additional requirements and conditions to be met.


Bottom Line

So, importing a pet to Singapore can be a complicated process. It is particularly complicated if you are traveling from a country other than those listed as a Category A (no-risk of rabies) country.

If you haven’t been put off, just be sure to familiarise yourself with the conditions you need to meet to bring your pet to Singapore.

Allow yourself plenty of time to prepare for your trip, even up to 1 year in more complicated cases! If this process seems too complicated, you can always get in contact with special pet travel agencies.

Hope you have found this helpful. Happy travels!

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