In June 2011 We exported my 2 dogs to Germany.
IMPORTANT: Give yourself at least 6-8 MONTHS to organise everything.
Why? The Vietnam authorities will expect a rabies serology test that has been completed, NO LESS than 4 months, before your pet leaves the country.
Good Vet: "DR. Nghia" - He speaks good English and can help with much of the whole export process.
Contact a vet: link==>saigonpet.com/
Address: 33 - Đường 41, Phường Thảo Điền, Quận 2, TP HCM
Mobile: 08 35194182
1) At least SIX months before leaving: get you animals rabies-antibody level tested.
2) If necessary get a booster vaccination.
3) Wait at least 30 days. (You cannot do step 4 until you have waited 30 days)
4) Five months before leaving: Get a vet to take a blood sample for rabies testing.
5a) Pay for your sample to be sent abroad for testing. (this can be very expensive)
5b) Ask someone who is travelling to a country with an APPROVED LABORATORY to carry the sample in their under-carriage luggage.
link==> approved labs
I used biobest in Scotland link==> biobest.co.uk
I got my mother to carry my samples in her under-carriage luggage. Then post it to the lab from the UK.
The sample was taken the same day as her outbound flight.
The sample was packaged in polystyrene...provided by the vet.
The sample was kept in the fridge till the last minute.
The sample must be labeled "ANIMAL DIAGNOSTIC SPECIMENTS - NOT RESTRICTED"
and put a value on it of £1...so you do not have to pay duty on it.
Ask the laboratory and they provide all the import papers for the blood sample.
The sample must meet arrive at the test lab within 7 days.
The lab test report must be sent to you, to show to customs.
Check how long this will take with your vet, just in case they need to order them in.
Filled in 5-6 days before leaving You can get the relevant health certificate at the bottom of this website: link==>health certificates
Just select the country you are going to:
5-6 days before leaving.
Dr Nghia can help with this.
He will fill in the health certificate – best that you type your details in for as much of the document as possible.
You can contact Dr. Nghia to arrange for one of his staff to go with you to a quarantine office:
Tram kiem dich dong vat Tan son Nhat ( Tan Son Nhat Animal Quarantine)
521/ 1 Hoang Van Thu St,
Tan Binh dist,
Tel: 38111 882
Open: Mon-Fri: 7.30-4.30 Sat 7.30-11.30
You should take:
Your passport + 2 photocopies
The animals travelling
The health books of he animals + 2 photocopies
The health certificate will be completed there. Take a spare just in case.
Copies of the rabies check.
Check airline policy.
Aifrance – needed to know they had been checked for rabies(serology test).
Cost was a set charge $200 dollars for dogs in cargo regardless of size …travelling with the passenger.
Bring all documents to check in. They will process the dogs there.
Be aware with Airfrance…animals in transit will come off at Charles de Gualle, and YOU will have to check them in again for your onward flight.
Hope this helps.
any questions please email me: scozzeserob[at]yahoo.com