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ABROADER June 10, 2022 3 minute read

A trip to an exotic land would be much more exciting with your pet friend. And the good news is there is no quarantine needed for pets when traveling to Vietnam. If you are about to go, check the information below to have the best experience  when bringing pets to Vietnam!

1. Needed documents

Vaccination certificate

Your pets must be vaccinated for rabies at least 30 days and no longer than 12 months prior to the departure date for bringing pets to Vietnam. 

Pets’ Inoculation record

It’s literally a record of all vaccinations injected into the pet. It includes information about the name, the manufacturer and the lot or batch number of the vaccine, the date of vaccine administration, and expiration. 

Some vaccines recommended for dogs and cats are:

  • Dog: Rabies, Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parvovirus, and ParaInfluenza.
  • Cat: Distemper, Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Leukemia, and Rabies.

Health certificate:

This must be endorsed by an accredited veterinarian in your departure country before the flight. The certificate is valid for 7 days after endorsement.


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*Note: Please check carefully other different requirements of your chosen airport. 

2. What types of pets:

Cats and dogs are among the most common pets to be allowed on flights. But if your pets are birds, invertebrates, tropical fish, reptiles, amphibians, or mammals such as rodents and rabbits,… things are quite different. They may not need rabies vaccinations but a health certificate. And the pet owners should seek further specific rules of the departure and destination country.

Pregnant animals are NOT allowed on planes under any circumstances. Pet owners must not bring along animals that may be susceptible to heat changes.

3. Pets microchip before bringing them to Vietnam

It is not compulsory to put a microchip on your pet. However, you’re advised to do that in case your pets get lost. All you need to do is to enter all relevant contact information (name of the owner, phone number,…), then register the microchip and insert the chip under the pet’s skin.  The procedure is fast, safe, and appears to be relatively pain-free.

Otherwise, you can prepare a dog or cat collar with contact information as long as others can contact you when they find your pets.

4. Pet food

Pack some pet food to prepare for the very first days in Vietnam. And then, you can buy them in Vietnamese local markets or supermarkets such as Vinmart, Lotte Mart, AEON Mall, Co.op Mart,… They are also available online so check some popular e-commerce sites like Shopee, Lazada, Tiki,… 

This can help your packing part much easier and less stressful when finding the space for hundreds of different stuff.

5. Pet-friendly accommodation in Vietnam

Please check in advance your accommodation to make sure it allows pets. Here are lists of some pet-friendly hotels in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi which can serve you and your pet friend in the best way.

ABROADER also provides you with some options about accommodation here if you’re interested in our program.

We hope these guides above can ease off the challenges you may face when planning a trip with your little buddy. Spend some more time on careful research to make sure you have the best time here in Vietnam.

And if you are looking for opportunities to travel with your pet and do meaningful work at the same time, have a look at our in-person internship programs right here:

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Why travel abroad? Unfold your myth, meet new people, and explore your career path. Do an internship in Vietnam and bring home your own stories.

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10 months ago

Hi! is the date of the yearly vaccine important? About Rabies, i know its should be at least 30 days prior to the flight. How about the dtae of annual/yearly vaccine?

kai lee
kai lee
3 months ago

hi. do they examine the pet when you arrive into vietnam. i was planning on flyign lax to saigon to tan son then straight to da nang. would that be ok to go to da nang? or does the dog need to be checked in tan son?

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