1. ARE THERE RESTRICTIONS OR CONDITIONS TO THE ENTRY OF PETS/ANIMALS AND HOUSEHOLD PLANTS?
  2. WHAT IS THE VETERINARY QUARANTINE REQUIREMENT PRIOR TO THE SHIPMENT OF PET ANIMALS?
  3. ARE THERE REQUIREMENTS PRIOR TO SHIPMENT OF HOUSEHOLD PLANTS?
  4. HOW ABOUT COMMERCIAL SHIPMENT OF ANIMALS, PLANTS AND THEIR PRODUCTS/BY PRODUCTS?

1. ARE THERE RESTRICTIONS OR CONDITIONS TO THE ENTRY OF PETS/ANIMALS AND HOUSEHOLD PLANTS?

Yes, there are quarantine and regulatory agency restrictions and conditions to the importations of pets/animals and household plants.

2. WHAT IS THE VETERINARY QUARANTINE REQUIREMENT PRIOR TO THE SHIPMENT OF PET ANIMALS?

A health certificate must be obtained from the concerned government agency at the port of origin. The certificate will be required by the Veterinary Quarantine Officer at the airport/port of disembarkation. Any pet without such a certificate will be detained by Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) until cleared.

For pet fishes, in lieu of a health certificate, a prior import permit must be obtained from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).

3. ARE THERE REQUIREMENTS PRIOR TO SHIPMENT OF HOUSEHOLD PLANTS?

Yes, a Phytosanitary Certificate must be obtained from the concerned Government Agency at the port of origin and presented to the plant Quarantine Officer. Plants arriving in the country without this certificate as well as those falling in the alert list may be detained.

4. HOW ABOUT COMMERCIAL SHIPMENT OF ANIMALS, PLANTS AND THEIR PRODUCTS/BY PRODUCTS?

For the pertinent rules and regulations on commercial shipment of animals, plants and their products/by-products, write to:

The Bureau of Animal Industry
Visayas Avenue, Diliman,
Quezon City

or

Director
Bureau of Plant Industry,
692 San Andres, Malate,
Manila