Singapore Pet Shipping

Singapore pet shipping information

This is a summary of the main points only.

It is a requirement that cats and dogs are shipped as manifest cargo and not as excess baggage.

Animals must be shipped in IATA approved transit kennels that allow the animal to stand up without touching the top of the box, lie down and turn around.

There is currently no quarantine for cats and dogs entering Singapore from the UK as long as all the paperwork is completed correctly and the animals are clinically healthy on entry.

All pets must be de-wormed with a product effective against internal parasites (nematodes and cestodes) within 4 days of export. Active ingredient and date of treatment must be noted on the original documents (vaccination card) and preferably on the Export Health Certificate.

Flea and Tick treatments with a product effective against external parasites administered between 2 and 10 days of export. Again this will need to be recorded on the vaccination card and preferable on the Export Health Certificate.

There are restrictions on certain breeds of dog. Please check that your animal is not in one of these categories.

From the UK the following paperwork is required:

1.  An Import Permit obtained from Singapore.

2.  An Official Export Health Certificate, which must be applied for from DEFRA. This must be completed and certified by your LVI within 48 hours of the flight.

3.  A written declaration stating that the animal has not been imported into Great Britain during the last six months.

4.  All dogs to be exported should be fitted with a microchip that is ISO compatible or the owner or ownerís agent must be able to provide to the Singapore authorities a reader that is able to read the microchip.

5.  Dogs must be aged not less than 12 weeks at the time of export. A written declaration to this effect must be given to the OFFICIAL VETERINARIAN.

6.  Dogs must be vaccinated against Canine Distemper, Canine Hepatitus and Canine Parvovirus.

7.  Dogs must be accompanied by an original vaccination certificate showing the Microchip number.


Owners should check the Import Permit for any additional requirements.

The full set of requirements must be obtained from your local Animal Health Divisional Office of DEFRA, please contact us for your local DEFRA telephone number. 

 Address for the Singapore Authorities is:

Agri-food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore, Regulatory Services Branch, 5 Maxwell Road, #02-00 Tower Block MND Complex, Singapore 069110
Tel: 0065 2270670 (unchanged)
Fax: 0065 2276403 (new)

Last updated 25.09.2015

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