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New Quarantine Regulation for Dogs & Cats Importation to Korea
Name Gene Kim  (Homepage) Date 2013-03-29 23:58:52 (Hit : 3,531)



New Quarantine Regulation for Dogs & Cats Importation to Korea  
Effective from 01 Dec 2012

Quarantine regulation regarding imported dogs and cats to Korea are going to be changed and will be put in force on 01 December 2012.
[From NON Rabies free country]
For Over 90 days old dogs & cats
1.        Microchip : Mandatory for over 90 days old cats/dogs and also under 90 days old cats/dogs for identification. Microchip number should be stated on official health certificate.
2.        Rabies Antibody Test for over 90 days old cats/dogs : Result should be equal or greater than 0.5IU/ml and this result should be stated on health certificate.  Also test should be done between 30 days and 2 years prior to travel to Korea and Original test result should be accompanied with animals.
3.        Rabies Vaccination : Rabies vaccination should be older than 30 days and within its expiration date (1yr~3yrs) at the time of travel.
4.        Official Health certificate issued by official veterinarian and this must travel with animals.
For under 90 days old dogs & cats
1.        Microchip : Mandatory for over 90 days old cats/dogs and also under 90 days old cats/dogs for identification. Microchip number should be stated on official health certificate.
2.        Official Health certificate issued by official veterinarian and this must travel with animals.
[From Rabies free country]
Japan, Taiwan, Cyprus, Australia, New Zealand, Portugal, Iceland, Guam, Hawaii, Samoa, Cayman Islands, French Polynesia, Martinique, Department of Reunion, Wails and Futuna, Albania, Dominican Republic, Macedonia, Lichtenstein, Malaysia, Switzerland, Ireland, Fiji, Singapore, Jamaica, United Kingdom

1.        Microchip : Mandatory for over 90 days old cats/dogs and also under 90 days old cats/dogs for identification. Microchip number should be stated on official health certificate.
2.        Official Health certificate issued by official veterinarian and this must travel with animals.
And if one of them doesn’t match with the regulation, animal will be quarantined.
1.        Microchip missing : until implantation
2.        Blood test missing : until getting the right result and test will be done by Korean government.
3.        Blood test result is not greater than 0.5IU/ml : until getting the right result after rabies vaccination
Note.  And Korea considers the Rabies free country according to recent OIE standard.
Korea allows 4 animals max. per one person / company to import.
Please refer this list of laboratory for rabies antibody test :
http://ec.europa.eu/food/animal/liveanimals/pets/approval_en.htm

In case that microchips don’t belong to internationally standardized products(ISO 11784/11785),
Importers should prepare themselves for appropriate readers regarding these microchips.

☎ Contact number of animal quarantine service in international airport and seaport
Gimpo airport : +82-2-2664-2601,        Incheon airport : +82-32-740-2660-1
Incheon seaport : +82-32-883-4938          Gimhae airport : +82-51-971-1925
Daegu airport : +82-53-763-5016        Pusan seaport : +82-51-469-0822  
Muan airport : +82-62-975-6033        Gunsan seaport : +82-63-442-5071
Jeju airport : +82-64-746-0761

☞ Homepage URL : www.qia.go.kr



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