ホーム > Home > Quarantine for Dogs & Cats


text

Quarantine system for dogs and cats

dogsRabies is a viral disease that can be contracted by humans and many animals. Once the disease develops, it is fatal in almost 100% of cases. There have been no confirmed cases of rabies in Japan in the half-century since 1957, but cases have been reported in other countries and an estimated 40,000-70,000 people die of the disease every year (WHO statistics).
The growing popularity of pets in recent years has led to a rapid increase in imports of puppies from Southeast Asian countries where rabies outbreaks are still common, increasing the risk of rabies occurrence in Japan. For this reason, we have undertaken a drastic reevaluation of our quarantine system for dogs and other animals, basing our new system on the quarantine systems of England and other countries and the latest scientific diagnostic knowledge.

 

Importer's obligations

Importer is responsible for all aspects of importation and detention and will bear all related costs.
These include inspections and treatments in the exporting country, document preparation, pet transport, import inspection application procedures at the time of arrival in Japan, caretaking and feeding during quarantine, onsite examination and treatment by private veterinarians, procedures after the completion of inspection, and reclaiming, return and disposal of the pet. Furthermore, examination and treatment by private veterinarians will only be allowed at the detention facility.
Importers should only import pets after they understand and accept these responsibilities.

 

IMPORT

 Dogs and cats from designated regions

Designated regions (as of July, 2013)  only 6 regions:    Iceland, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Hawaii, Guam 

 

   

 Dogs and cats from regions other than the designated regions

All areas other than the above desiginated regieons

 

  • How to import
  •  Procedure manual   (Last update: July 17, 2013)NEW(English version Last update: July 30, 2013) NEW  

   

EXPORT