The Department of Livestock Development is the regulatory body when bringing dogs and cats into Thailand. You can review the full list of import requirements here, or review the process in detail at the Thai Embassy page.
In short, these are the requirements you must follow.
Bringing a pet into Thailand:
- An import permit, which can be obtained from the Bangkok Animal Quarantine Station, and is valid for 45 days from the date of issue.
- A Veterinary Certificate which is filled out and certified by an accredited veterinarian within the export country, within 10 days of the flight. This certificate must state:
- The pet is found to be healthy and free from any signs of infectious disease (including ectoparasites).
- The country is free from Rabies for at least 12 months OR the animals have been vaccinated against rabies not less than 21 days before the flight.
- Dogs are vaccinated against Leptospirosis at least 21 days prior to departure, OR the dog is tested for signs and found to be negative within 30 days of departure.
- Vaccinations against Distemper, Hepatitis, and Parvovirus are done with official vaccines at least 21 days prior to departure.
- A microchip that complies with ISO standards, or is accompanied with a microchip reader in order for the pet to be identified.
- An original copy of the Rabies Vaccination Certificate, which also clearly states the pet’s microchip number, date of the vaccination and the period for which the vaccination is done for. The vaccine must be inactivated.
- On arrival in Thailand the animals may be subject to quarantine at an approved premise for at least 30 days during which time they will be subjected to any tests/treatments as necessary.
Taking a pet out of Thailand:
- A certificate of vaccination against rabies, not less than 30 days before the flight, and not over 1 year prior.
- Obtain a health certificate from the Suvarnabhumi Airport Animal Quarantine Station within 3 days of the flight.
- A copy of the owners passport (only the photo page is required)
- An import permit (if required) depending on the country you are shipping them to.