Pet Transportation to philipines

Overseas Pet Relocation to the Philipines

Composed of thousands of islands, Philippines is a picturesque country. With its tropical climate and warm, welcoming population, it is a rewarding place to visit and live in. Before you travel to the country with your pet though, it is important to know the rules and regulations to have a smooth and hassle-free journey. Here’s everything you’ll need for international pet travel to the Philppines.


Serving as proof of identity for your pet, a microchip is a nifty little piece of technology. Small, powerless, and around the size of a single rice grain, a pet microchip serves as the only accepted proof of ID your pet can have, as well being a mandatory requirement for travelling abroad. Philippines uses standard ISO 11784/11785 chips, which are universal and accepted worldwide. Make sure your chip is a 15-digit chip with no encryption.


Vaccinations help ward off diseases and future reinfections from them. Philippines requires every pet entering the country to have a basic level of protection against infectious diseases. Here are the vaccinations your pet will need: 

Dogs: Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parvovirus, and Adenovirus Type 2.

Cats: Calicivirus, Herpes, Panleukopenia, and Feline Leukemia.

In addition to these, your pet will need a rabies vaccination. The vaccination must be given at least 30 days but no more than 12 months before travel to Philippines

Your pet is required to undergo parasite treatment within two days before departing for the country. Dogs require tapeworm treatment, as well as flea treatment. Cats only require flea treatment. 

Documentation and Paperwork

You will require a Sanitary and Phytosanitary Import Clearence from the governing body, the Bureau of Animal Industry. This permit must be applied for before your travel and is valid for 2 months for up to 3 pets.

For this permit, you need to fill out an application, submit a proforma invoice (if your pet is traveling in cargo), and local or CITES permits, depending on your destination city. All your pet’s health information and identification documentation must be submitted. If you are a pet owner from abroad, you will need a Foreign Importers Form, which you can obtain after submitting an undertaking.

You will require a veterinary health certificate, which your vet can provide you with. These certificates (Health + Import) will be requires at Manila Airport, and will be inspected by a quarantine officer.

Your pet’s vaccination certificates/record/book serve as their passport and is an extremely important document. Make sure to keep them up to date with the relevant details.

**Note: There are certain protected species which fall under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. If your pet is not a household animal i.e., dog or a cat, check and verify whether or not they are on the protected or endangered list. If so, you will require further permits for your move. 


Exporting your pet overseas can be challenging, with a plethora of requirements which need to be met with no room for error. We provide international pet relocation services, so you don’t have to worry about anything. Leave the hassle to us and enjoy your journey. Contact to plan your adventure today.


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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

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

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

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