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Indonesia – Importing a Pet

Indonesia does allow the import of pets, but there are some restrictions and regulations that pet owners must be aware of before bringing their pets into the country.

Restrictions on types of pets

Indonesia has restrictions on certain types of pets that can be brought into the country. For example, the importation of some dog breeds, such as Pit Bull Terriers, Japanese Tosas, and Brazilian Fila, is prohibited. Additionally, some reptiles and birds are also prohibited from entering the country.

It is important to check with the Indonesian embassy or consulate in your home country to ensure that the pet you wish to bring is allowed into the country.

Vaccination Requirements in Indonesia

There are vaccination requirements for bringing pets to Indonesia. All dogs and cats must have a valid rabies vaccination certificate issued by a veterinarian in their home country. The vaccination must be administered at least 30 days before arrival in Indonesia, but no more than one year before arrival.

In addition to the rabies vaccination, dogs must also be vaccinated against distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, and parvovirus.


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Importation Application Procedure inIndonesia

The application procedure to import a pet to Indonesia involves several steps and can take several weeks to complete.

Obtain an import permit

The first step in the process is to obtain an import permit from the Directorate General of Livestock and Animal Health Services (DGLAHS). The permit can be obtained by submitting an application, along with the necessary documents and fees, to the DGLAHS.

Health certificate and vaccination records

After obtaining the import permit, pet owners must obtain a health certificate from a veterinarian in their home country. The health certificate must state that the pet is healthy and free from any contagious diseases.

In addition to the health certificate, pet owners must also provide vaccination records, including the rabies vaccination certificate.

Pre-export quarantine

Before departure to Indonesia, dogs and cats must undergo a pre-export quarantine period of at least 14 days. During this time, the pet must be kept in a quarantine facility approved by the government of the home country.

Arrival in Indonesia

Upon arrival in Indonesia, pets must undergo a physical examination by a quarantine officer. The officer will inspect the pet to ensure that it is healthy and free from any contagious diseases.

Quarantine Rules in Indonesia

A period of quarantine is needed to import a pet to Indonesia. Dogs and cats must undergo a pre-export quarantine period of at least 14 days in their home country before departure to Indonesia. Upon arrival in Indonesia, pets must undergo a physical examination by a quarantine officer.

International Travel Scheme for Pets

Indonesia is a member of the Pet Travel Scheme (PETS), which is an international travel scheme for pets. Under this scheme, pets from certain countries can enter Indonesia without the need for quarantine, provided that they meet certain requirements, such as microchipping and vaccination against rabies.

Pet owners should check with the Indonesian embassy or consulate in their home country to determine whether their pet is eligible for the PETS program.

Licences in Indonesia

Individuals must obtain a license for their pet in Indonesia. The license is issued by the local government, and the requirements and procedures may vary depending on the area.

In general, pet owners must provide proof of vaccination, a health certificate, and a copy of the pet’s microchip information. The local government may also require a fee for the license.

Resources in Indonesia

The Indonesian Agricultural Quarantine Agency (IAQA) provides information on the import requirements for pets. Their website is http://www.pertanian.go.id/english/indonesian-agriculture-quarantine-agency-iaqa/.


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