South Korea

Import / Transit Requirements for Cats and Dogs into South Korea

Age Of Animal

The animal has to be 4 months or older in order to travel to South Korea, they have to have their own Rabies vaccination and own rabies titre blood test.


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 rabies vaccination has to be older than 30 days and not older than 1 year prior to departure.

Annual Vaccinations

Annual feline and canine vaccinations has to be older than 30 days and not older than 1 year upon arrival.

Dogs: Canine Distemper, Canine Infectious Hepatitis, Canine Parvovirus, Leptospirosis, Parainfluenza, Bordetella
(Kennel Cough).

Cats: Feline Calicivirus, Feline Rhinotracheitis Virus, Feline Panleukopenia Virus, Feline Chlamydia.

Rabies Neutralizing Antibody Titre Test

At least 31 days following the date of the rabies vaccination, 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.

Health Certificate (Valid for 10 days)

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 10 days of travel.
~ Our clients will be supplied with the correct & filled in Heath Certificate.