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Departure from Japan with a rabbit

1   Export quarantine inspection procedures

2  Export quarantine inspection according to the means of transport

3  Advance reservations for the export

4  Cost of the quarantine inspection

 

1  Export quarantine inspection procedures

Q: I intend to take my pet rabbit with me when I go overseas. Are there any procedures required for this?

A:Rabbits being taken out of Japan to a foreign country will have to undergo a quarantine inspection prior to your departure. The inspection will be conducted at an Animal Quarantine Station and, 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. Therefore, please bring your rabbit to the Quarantine Station two days prior to the day of your departure for an overseas destination. If no abnormalities are detected in the inspection during the detention period, you will be given a Export Quarantine Certificate, which will conclude the inspection. The destination country, however, may have its own entry requirements, in which case the export quarantine inspection will be carried out based on those requirements. Therefore, please contact the embassy or quarantine authorities in the destination country to confirm the requirements and then contact the Animal Quarantine Station.

Q: I will be traveling from one country to another. Will it be necessary to satisfy the requirements in each country?

A:It will be necessary for you to satisfy not only entry requirements but also departure requirements in all of the countries that you enter. This will take meticulous preparation including confirmation in advance with the embassy or quarantine authorities of each destination country.

 

2  Export quarantine inspection according to the means of transport

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

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

 

3  Advance reservations for the export

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

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

 

4  Cost of the quarantine inspection

Q: How much will it cost for my rabbit to receive an export 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.