Import / Transit Requirements for Cats and Dogs into Singapore


A microchip should be implanted before or at the same time of the rabies vaccination.

Please note the microchip that has been implanted must be able to be read by an ISO compatible reader.

Rabies Vaccinations

A valid rabies vaccination is required, the primary rabies vaccination has to be older than 6 months and not older than 1 year prior to departure.

Annual Vaccinations

Annual feline and canine vaccinations has to be older than 14 days and not older than 1 year upon arrival.

Dogs: Canine Distemper, Canine Infectious Hepatitis, Canine Parvovirus

Cats: Feline Calicivirus, Feline Rhinotracheitis Virus, Feline Panleukopenia Virus, Chlamydophila felis

Rabies Neutralizing Antibody Titre Test

At least 31 days following the date of the rabies vaccination and within 6 months prior to export, a blood sample was taken from the dog/cat and tested at Onderstepoort showing a rabies neutralizing antibody titre equal to or greater than 0.5 IU/ml. A valid original test report must accompany the pet.

Banned Breeds

1. Pit Bull, which includes the American Pit Bull Terrier (which is also known as the American Pit Bull and Pit Bull Terrier), American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Bulldog, and crosses between them and other breeds
2. Akita
3. Neapolitan Mastiff
4. Tosa
5. Dogo Argentino
6. Fila Brasileiro
7. Boerboel
8. Perro De Presa Canario
9. Crosses of 1 to 8

Health Certificate and Treatments

The pets have to be accompanied by a health certificate issued by a private veterinarian certifying compliance with the above requirements and this Health Certificate must be stamped & signed by the SA State Vet. The Health certificate must be done within 7 days of travel.

All cats and dogs entering Singapore are required to have internal and external parasite treatments, administered by a registered veterinarian these treatments will be done with the health certificate.
~ Our clients will be supplied with the correct & filled in Heath Certificate.

Import Permit

An import permit is needed, you can either have Global Paws contact an agent on your behalf or apply for it yourself.



30 days quarantine in Singapore, the quarantine has to be prearranged prior to travel.