Bringing Pets into the Philippines

The Philippine Embassy informs the public of the revised requirements for the transport of pets to the Philippines:

  1. Import permit issued by the Philippine Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI), which can be obtained from
  2. Health certificate issued by a licensed veterinarian in the country of origin, dated within 30 days of arrival in the Philippines.
  3. Mandatory identification of pet dog or cat with ISO compliant microchip / RFID (radio-frequency identification)

Failure to present these requirements may result in pet/s being quarantined upon arrival in the Philippines.

Effective 01 June 2018, dogs and cats imported without the required identification will be declined entry and returned to its origin. All costs incurred will be shouldered by the importer.