Bringing Pets to Thailand


* For those who travel with pets and seek to pass them through Thailand, everything can be done at the port of entry by having these following required documents ready before arrival:

Step 1  Request an import permit by email to Animal quarantine station (AQS) with the following documentation (not less than 7 working days)

  • Form R1/1 from Thai Department of Livestock Development (ร. 1/1) Download here
  • Copy of passenger’s passport
  • Pet’s photo
  • Flight itinerary
  • Vaccination record (must be in English)
  • Microchip certificate

– Bring the Import Permit package to a USDA accredited for issuing Official Health Certificated
– Submit Official Health Certificate to local APHIS-VS Endorsement Officers for endorsement

Email port of entry:
– Suvarnnabhumi Airport (
– Phuket (
– Chiang Mai (

For more information, please see the link below
(1) Import guideline
(2) R1/1 form 

(3) Requirement for the Importation of Dog and Cat
(4) Requirement for the Importation of Rabbit


Step 2  Veterinary officer review the documents and Issuing an import permit

– At least 3 working days
– If additional information is required, the officer will contact you by email


Step 3  Approved import permit will be sent by Email

– The certificate for dogs and cats is valid for 10 days at after endorsement
– The certificate for small animals is valid for 30 days after endorsement


Step 4  Contact the AQS in exporting country for Official Health certificate

★ Preparing your documents before departure:
– Original pet’s passport and traveler
– Original vaccination book
– Original Official Health Certificate with endorsement form USDA/APHIS
– A print out of the Import Permit
– Certificate of blood test against rabies (optional)


Step 5  Upon arrival at Suvarnabhumi airport contact AQS for Veterinary Inspection

– A Notice of Import Approval (Form R-6) and Import License (Form R-7) will be issued.
– Pet entry fees (in cash) 5oo Baht per animal.


For hand carried pet:

AQS (Port of entry) next to carousel No. 8
Tel. +(662) 134 0636 Business hours 24 hrs. daily (Bangkok)
– Phuket Business Hours: Monday – Sunday 8:30 am – 4:30 PM
– Chiang Mai Business Hours: Monday – Sunday 8:30 am – 4:30 PM

For pet imported by air cargo:

AQS (Cargo terminal: Free Zone Area, CE-1Building)
Tel. +(662) 134 0731
Business hours: Monday to Friday 08.30 a.m.- 4.30 p.m.



1.  Pets must be at least 4 months old to be able to import into Thailand.
2.  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**



Contact Information

Animal Quarantine Station at Suvarnnabhumi Airport’s Contact Information:

For those who travel with pets and seek to pass them through Thailand:
Please contact: Animal Quarantine Station (Port of Entry)
Tel+(662) 134-0636 Business Hours: 24 hrs. daily

For those who wish to import/export pets to Thailand:
Please contact: Animal Quarantine Station (Cargo Terminal: Free Zone Area ,CE 1 Building )
Tel+(662) 134-7031 Business Hours:  8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Office of Agricultural Affairs (OAA) Royal Thai Embassy, Washington DC

1024 Wisconsin Ave., N.W. Suite 203
Washington, D.C. 20007 USA
Phone: (202) 338-1543, (202) 338-1545
Fax: (202) 338-1549
Email :


Useful link

* Considerations for airline travel: Airlines may have separate and additional requirements. Check with your airline to determine what requirements they may have, if any.