How to Travel with Pets
AN ACT TO PROMOTE ANIMAL WELFARE IN THE PHILIPPINES, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS “THE ANIMAL WELFARE ACT OF 1998”
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled.
SECTION 4. It shall be the duty of any owner or operator of any land, air or water public utility transporting pet, wildlife and all other animals to provide in all cases adequate, dean and sanitary facilities for sale conveyance and delivery thereof to their consignee at the place of consignment. They shall provide sufficient food and water for such animals while in transit for more than twelve (12) hours or whenever necessary
No public utility shall transport any such animals without a written permit form the Director of the Bureau of Animal Industry or his/her authorized representative. No cruel confinement or restraint shall be made on such animals while being transported.
Any form, of cruelty shall be penalized even if the transporter has obtained a permit from the Director of the Bureau of Animal Industry. Cruelty in transporting includes overcrowding, placing of animals in the trunks or under the hood trunks of vehicles.
Importation of Pets to the Philippines
NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR BRINGING PETS TO THE PHILIPPINES
The Philippine Consulate General informs the public of the revised requirements for the transport of pets from the United States to the Philippines:
- Import permit issued by the Philippine Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI), which can be obtained from https://www.intercommerce.com.ph/registrationbai.asp (detailed procedures for the import permit application may be found in Annex A below); and
- Health certificate issued by a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) veterinarian or USDA-accredited veterinarian, dated within 30 days of arrival in the Philippines.
Failure to present these two requirement may result in pet/s being quarantined upon arrival in the Philippines.
The public is further informed that authentication of the USDA Health Certificate by the Philippine Consulate General is no longer required.
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