Lakeland Terrier x Border Collie bitch, Bess, waiting hopefully beside some holiday luggage

For those who travel with pets and seek to pass them through Thailand, there are requirements to be completed with the following documents ready before arrival:

1)  Thai Department of Livestock Development application form for the Import/Export of animals.

2)  Health Certificate:

The Veterinary Certificate for Thailand must be completed in English and stamped (endorsed) by the government of the exporting country responsible for the import and export of animals.

3)  Proof of Vaccination:

Pets must be vaccinated at least 21 days prior to their departure against these following viruses:

Dog (5 Required Vaccines) –Rabies, Leptospirosis, Distemper, Hepatitis, and Parvovirus

A dog is subjected to tests for Leptospirosis with negative results during 30 days prior to departure.

Cat (2 Required Vaccines) –Rabies, Feline Panleukopenia Virus (FPV)

4)  A Copy of the Pet Owner’s Passport

For those who wish to import pets into Thailand, but not travelling with them.

Obtain an “Import Permit” before their departure by submitting an e-mail request with subject “Request an Import Permit” to email: along with the following documents:

1)   A copy of shipper’s passport (the person who will ship/export pets from Australia). Please make a note on this document stating that “This is the shipper.”

2)   A copy of pickup person’s passport (the person who will pick-up the pets at the Suvarnnabhumi Airport). Please make a note on this document stating that “This is the pickup person.”

– Upon the pet’s arrival, this pickup person must contact the Animal Quarantine Station at Suvarnnabhumi Airport Tel. +66 2 134 0731 for further instructions. If the pickup person cannot pick-up the pets at the airport himself/herself, the letter of authorization appointing a representative will be needed.

3)   Proof of vaccination

4)   Address where pets will be shipped from (use a kennel’s address if buying from a kennel).

5)   Thailand address where pets will be staying.

6)   Flight itinerary of pets, including flight number and arrival time. It is strongly recommended that pet’s arrival time in Bangkok shall be during 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. local time Monday-Friday (except Thai holidays) to ensure that an official will be on duty.

7)   The Permit issuance process will take at least 3 business days. If you do not receive any response within that time frame, you may call the Animal Quarantine Station at Suvarnnabhumi Airport (Cargo Terminal) to inquire about your Import Permit application status at +66 2 134 0731  (Attention: Ms. Nariya or Mr. Anusorn) during 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. local time Monday-Friday (except Thai holidays).

Pets must be at least 4 months old to be able to import into Thailand.

2.  Pit bull Terrier or American Staffordshire Terriers are prohibited for importation into Thailand.

3.  As long as pets don’t show any sign of illness, they would not be quarantined.  However, a quarantine officer has the discretionary authority to detain in a quarantine station any pets/animals seeking to pass through Thailand.

More information about the Requirements for the Importation of Dogs and Cats into the Kingdom of Thailand.

Animal Quarantine Station at Suvarnnabhumi Airport’s Contact Information:

Cargo Terminal :Free Zone Area ,CE 1 Building

Tel+(662) 134-7031 business Hours 8:30am – 4:30pm