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Bringing Pets into the Philippines
Pets may be allowed entry into the Philippines subject to the issuance of the proper import permit.
A letter applying for the import permit from the Animal Health Division of the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) should be sent to the BAI Director at the following address:
Animal Health Division
Bureau of Animal Industry
Visayas Avenue, Diliman
Quezon City, Philippines
Telephone : +63-2 926 6883
Fax : +63-2 926 6866
The letter should contain the following information:
- Species and breed of the animal/s
- Sex, color and number of pet/s
- Expected date of arrival
Payment of the required fees may be made upon arrival at the Veterinary Quarantine Unit at the Ninoy Aquino International airport.
A valid health certificate from the country of origin must be presented upon arrival. Please note that if the number of animals to be brought into the country exceeds five (5), the animals have to be inspected at the quarantine site.
The permit is good for two (2) months, extension for another month may be requested before the permit’s expiry date.