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Traveling with Pets

When carrying pets (live animals), which is whether with accompany or in unaccompanied baggage, please declare to Customs via the Red (Goods to Declare/Customs Service) Channel.

Pets (Live Animals) The Way of Importation

Carried by arriving passengers?

Imported as cargo or unaccompanied baggage?

(a) Dogs, Cats and Rabbits


(b) Other kinds of live animals NOT Allowed Allowed
  • Service line of Express Cargo Division: +886-3-393-8240



Provisions Imposed on Pets Carried Into Taiwan

I. Quarantine Regulations:

An approval issued by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Agency(APHIAtwo weeks in advance is required for the importation of pets (live animals).

For more infomation, please contact Hsinchu branch of BAPHIQ (+886-3-3982431) ( for dogs/cats ; for other live animals)


II. Regulations of Importing From Mainland China:

An import permit issued by the International Trade Administration is required for the importation of dogs or cats from Mainland China.


III. Regulations of Protecting Endangered Species:

For importation of Endangered Species, a permit or certificate issued by the Competent Authority is required.

Species to be Imported Competent Authority

CITES-listed species

Management authority of the state of export or re-export

Species  regulated by the Wildlife Conservation Act*



IV. Duty Free Exemptions. 

The duty free exemptions for an arriving passenger is NTD 20,000.

For bringing more goods (including pets) than exemptions, please declare to Customs via the Red (Goods to Declare/Customs Service) Channel and pay the duty.


In case of any discrepancy between the English version and the Chinese version, the latter shall prevail.
General Affairs Section, Inspection Division



How can I carry pets into or out of Taiwan?

Can I carry animals/plants or the related products into Taiwan?

Can the protected wildlife be brought in or taken out of the country by passengers?


Release date:2023-09-22 Click times:4800