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Entry into Japan with a rabbit

 1  Import quarantine inspection procedure

2  Import quarantine inspection according to the means of transport

3  Advance application for the quarantine inspection

4  Cost of the quarantine inspection

 

1  Import quarantine inspection procedure

Q: I intend to bring a rabbit with me when I enter Japan from a foreign country. Are there any procedures that are required for this?

A:Rabbits being brought into Japan must be accompanied by a health certificate issued by a government agency in the country of departure. Rabbits cannot be brought into Japan without this health certificate. They will also have to undergo an import quarantine inspection in detention, which will be conducted at an Animal Quarantine Station. As long as there are no abnormalities, the period of detention will be completed in one day. Since the initial day (the day you bring your rabbit to the Animal Quarantine Station) and the final day of the inspection are not included in the detention period, the inspection will actually require a total of three days. The inspection will be completed two days after the day of your arrival in Japan. If no abnormalities are detected in the inspection during the detention period, you will be given an Import Quarantine Certificate, which will conclude the inspection.

2  Import quarantine inspection according to the means of transport

Q: Are there any differences in the import quarantine inspection depending on the means of transport?

A:Your rabbit will have to undergo an import quarantine inspection in order to be able to bring it with you into Japan from a foreign country, whether by airplane, ship or other means of transportation. There are no differences in the inspection depending on the means of transport.

3  Advance application for the quarantine inspection

Q: Will it be necessary to make an advance application reservation in order to receive an import quarantine inspection?

A:There will be no need to make an application.

4  Cost of the quarantine inspection

Q: How much will it cost for my rabbit to receive an import quarantine inspection?

A:There will be no charge for the inspection. However, the owner of the rabbit will be responsible for the care and feeding of his or her rabbit during the period of detention.