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Departure from Japan with a monkey

 1  Required procedures

2  Short trips

3  Requirements for entry into the destination country

4  Transport

5  Advance application

6  Cost and time of export quarantine inspection

 

1  Required procedures

Q: I would like to take my monkey with me to another country; please tell me about export quarantine inspections.

A:It is not necessary for your monkey to receive an export quarantine inspection when you take it with you out of Japan. However, since some countries have established their own entry requirements, an export quarantine inspection that satisfies those requirements will be necessary when taking your monkey to those countries.

 

2  Short trips

Q: I want to take my monkey with me on a short trip overseas. Will it still have to undergo a quarantine inspection?

A:Quarantine inspections are not required when leaving Japan; however, please note that when returning to Japan, you will not be allowed to bring your monkey from regions of prohibited importation. Also, your pet will have to receive an import quarantine inspection when brought from countries from which importation is allowed.
There are some countries where the import of monkeys from abroad is prohibited.

 

3  Requirements for entry into the destination country

Q: Are there any countries that have established entry requirements?

A:Since there are some countries that have established their own entry requirements, please confirm that at the embassy of your destination country in Tokyo or with the quarantine authorities of that country in advance.

Q: I would like to know what the entry requirements are in my destination country; where can I confirm those requirements?

A:Please confirm them at the embassy of your destination country in Tokyo or with the quarantine authorities of that country.

Q: When I confirmed the entry requirements, I was told that I would need a health certificate issued by the Japanese government agency. How can I obtain it?

A:If your monkey receives an inspection at the Animal Quarantine Station at the time of your departure from Japan, you will receive an Export Inspection Certificate issued by the Japanese government agency.

Q: I will be traveling from one foreign country to another. Will I be able to take my monkey with me?

A:It is possible to take monkeys abroad, but they must undergo post-entry quarantine in every country.

 

4  Transport

Q: If I ship my monkey by air freight, what should I be careful of?

A:Depending on the airline, some have detailed requirements regarding transport method and shipping crates. Therefore, please be sure to consult with the airline company that you intend to use.

Q: How will my monkey be stowed in the airplane? And how much will it cost to take it with me on the airplane?

A:Please be sure to consult with the airline that you will be using.

 

5  Advance application

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

A:There will be no need to make a reservation. In order to expedite the export quarantine inspection, however, we would like to confirm in advance your schedule and the requirements for entry into your destination. Therefore, please contact the Animal Quarantine Station.

 

6  Cost and time of export quarantine inspection

Q: How much will it cost for my monkey to receive an export quarantine inspection?

A:There will be no charge for the export inspection for your monkey. However, there will be a charge if it is necessary to conduct a detention inspection based on the requirements of the destination country and if you hire an outside company to take care of your monkey in detention.

Q: How much time will be required for the export quarantine inspection?

A:Please inquire at the Animal Quarantine Station where your monkey will receive the inspection.

Q: My flight leaves early in the morning. At what time do operations begin at the Quarantine Station?

A:Please contact the Animal Quarantine Station where your monkey will receive the inspection.