Travellers to the Philippines who intend to bring pets are advised of the revised requirements and procedures for the transport of pets into the country:

    • A valid health certificate (in English) dated 30 days prior to arrival in the Philippines and signed by a licensed veterinarian in the country of origin, which certifies that the pet has been examined and is free from and has not been recently exposed to any dangerous communicable disease. (Note: The Health Certificate should either bear the Apostille Certificate of the competent Cantonal authorities of Switzerland or Liechtenstein to make it a valid international document.)
    • A vaccination card (with English translation) showing the pet’s vaccination for rabies, canine distemper, infectious hepatitis, leptospirosis, canine parvovirus, or feline panleukopenia, and proof that the animal was treated for internal and external parasites.
    • Mandatory identification of pet dog or cat with ISO compliant microchip / RFID (radio-frequency identification)

For further details and clarifications, please directly check/ contact the following:


Bureau of Animal Industry

of the Department of Agriculture

Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City

Website/links:, and


Bureau of Customs:



Travellers intending to bring plants to the Philippines, please visit the Bureau of Plant Industry weblink: