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Pet Relocation & Shipping to Hong Kong or from Hong Kong

Moving to a new country involves a great deal of organization, packing, unpacking and settling in. At Ferndale Kennels and Cattery (based in Hong Kong), we like to try to ease as much of the stress as possible when it comes to relocating and settling your pets, however large or small. We hope that our assistance can give you the information you need to help both you and your pets to settle just a little bit quicker.

Arrival in Hong Kong

All pets must arrive as manifest cargo, not as excess baggage. Exceptions are only for private jet, or for Importation of Disability Assistance Dogs (DAD)- A Disability Assistance Dog (DAD) is ruled as “a dog that has been trained to help people with physical disabilities to gain more personal independence” and there are lot of specific rules and testing to grant this status.
Import Permits and rules
Dogs and cats cannot be brought into Hong Kong (either import or transshipment/transit) unless a Special Permit to do so is obtained in advance from the AFCD. Permit rules and application details, vary with the categories which the Government describes as Group I, Group II or Group III. Contact us for more information.

How to avoid quarantine when coming to Hong Kong from Mainland China

Unfortunately, there is no way to avoid quarantine when coming directly from China to Hong Kong.
The only other option is for your pets to travel to another country (EU, UK, USA etc), stay there for a minimum 6 months then be imported into Hong Kong. However those countries may have their own quarantine rules subject to your pets.

For a quote for import into Hong Kong from China could you please fill out our enquiry form at the below link as we will need pets details.

Banned Breeds of Dogs in Hong Kong

Pit Bull Terrier (also known as the American Staffordshire Terrier), the Japanese Tosa, the Dogo Argentino and the Fila Braziliero (and any crossbreeds of the above) are prohibited to be imported into Hong Kong.


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