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Pet travel from the U.S. to Thailand

HEALTH CERTIFICATE ISSUANCE AND SUBMISSION

USDA Accredited Veterinarian Signature Original Ink
APHIS Veterinary Medical Officer Signature Original Ink

Details: Health certificates require original ink signatures from the issuing USDA Accredited Veterinarian and the endorsing APHIS Veterinary Medical Officer with the application of the APHIS embossed seal. Submissions through the online Veterinary Export Health Certification System (VEHCS) cannot be accepted at this time.

Visit Bringing Pets into Thailand website for complete travel requirements for sending a dog or cat to Thailand.  The site includes information about applying for and submitting an import permit application.

Prohibited Breeds: Pit-bull Terrier and American Staffordshire terrier.

Pet(s) traveling with a person:

  • Pet(s) must be at least 4 months old
  • Import permit
  • Health certificate issued by your accredited veterinarian and endorsed by USDA APHIS Veterinary Services. The requirements that your pet must meet are outlined in the provided health certificate.
  • Copy of Pet Owners Passport.

Pet(s) traveling alone:

  • Import permit
  • Notify Thailand’s Quarantine Station of the pet’s travel plans.
  • The US address where pet(s) will ship from and Thailand address where pet(s) are staying.
  • Copy of Flight itinerary of pet(s).
  • Copy of shipper’s passport.
  • Copy of pick up person’s passport.
  • Health certificate issued by your accredited veterinarian and endorsed by USDA APHIS Veterinary Services. The requirements that your pet must meet are outlined in the provided health certificate.


Health Certificate

For pet travel requirements not listed, APHIS has not been officially informed by the foreign country about the requirements for your pet’s travel. We recommended that you contact a government official of the country you are traveling to for more information.

Country of destination contact information:  

Considerations for airline travel:

Airlines may have separate and additional requirements. Check with your airline to determine what requirements they may have, if any. 

Additional information for pet owners, airlines, and others about APHIS endorsement of international health certificates.

View requirements for returning to the US with your pet



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