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How To Import Pets Into Singapore (e.g. Dogs And Cats)?

Updated: Oct 23, 2020

Here is the step by step things to be done to bring pets into Singapore.

  1. Choose your new dog or cat from a reliable and relevant source online or offline (overseas).

  2. Identify the rabies risk category of each exporting country, they are categorizes from A to D. Group A bring the least risk to group D being the highest risk.

  3. It is very important to check the dog and cat breed which is allowed in Singapore and also the intended residence (E.g housing type).

  4. Complete the rabies vaccination and serology test. Please comply to the time-frame of the pets rabies antibody level.

  5. Complete your pet general vaccinations, the step 4 to 5 should be completed before leaving the country of origin.

  6. Do reserve quarantine space for your pet if the steps above have been completed.

  7. Apply for a dog licence before getting an import licence for the pet.

  8. Book an inspection date for your pet.

  9. Complete a dog or cat parasite treatment and obtain a valid Veterinary Health Certificate.

  10. Lastly, Present your pet's import licence during check-in.

Rabies Risk Categorization

Category A - Countries/Region of export free from rabies 

  • Australia

  • New Zealand

  • Republic of Ireland

  • United Kingdom

Category B - Countries/Region of export with negligible risk of rabies

  • Cayman Islands

  • Denmark

  • Hong Kong

  • Iceland

  • Japan

  • Jersey

  • Liechtenstein

  • Luxembourg

  • New Caledonia (with effect from 10 June 2019)

  • Norway

  • Portugal

  • Sweden

  • Switzerland

  • USA (Guam and Hawaii only) 

Category C - Countries/Region of export with controlled risk or low incidence of rabies

  • Austria

  • Belgium

  • Canada

  • Chinese Taipei

  • Cyprus

  • Estonia

  • Finland

  • France

  • Germany

  • Italy

  • Latvia

  • Netherlands

  • Slovakia

  • Spain

  • United States of America (except Guam and Hawaii)

Category D - Countries/Region of export with undetermined risk of rabies

  • All countries not listed in Categories A, B, and C.


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