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Chester & Phoebe having fun at the beach after quarantine release in Australia.

Pet import export transit. Travelling with pet overseas. We specialised in pet export and import. We also do pet transit via Singapore. For instance dogs, cats and small mammals. Small mammals permitted in Singapore includes hamsters, chinchilla, guinea pigs and small mice.  

For Importation

Import requirements for dogs and cats to enter Singapore are split into the following categories:

A Category: Australia, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom.

B Category: Cayman Islands, Denmark, Hong Kong, Iceland, Japan, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, New Caledonia, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, USA (Guam & Hawaii only).

C Category: Austria, Belguim, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Slovak Republic (Slovakia), Spain, USA (except for Guam & Hawaii).

D Category: All countries other than those listed in Category A, B or C.

Please note the countries listed in the above categories do change from time to time.

Dogs and cats from Category C and D countries must undergo quarantine upon their arrival in Singapore.

There is only one official quarantine station in Singapore and it is often fully booked. Thus, pet owners are advised to make quarantine reservation early.  As Singapore is warm and humid throughout the year, it is recommended to book air-conditioned pen for your pet’s quarantine stay.

We will be delighted to assist you with your pet’s importation into Singapore. Please contact us for more information.

Import service includes quarantine reservation. Also, applying Dog license and import license. Subsequently, clear custom and vet inspection. Lastly, Quarantine clearance and home delivery within Singapore.  

For Exportation

Like house rules, all countries have their own entry requirements and regulations for pets. Most countries require cats and dogs to have ISO microchips, valid vaccinations and health certificates before travel.

Certain countries like Australia, New Zealand & Japan have very stringent import requirements and, preparation to these countries can take up to 8 months.

Pets Lighthouse is here to ease your mind by obtaining the proper documents and going through the proper procedure. The sooner you call us, the sooner we can get everything arranged to make your pet’s move trouble and stress free. 

For pet owners who are arranging their pets’ move on their own, Pets Lighthouse is here to help you and can customize our service according to your needs. 

Pet export service includes preparing health documents. For example, applying export license for pet travel. Also, book flight for cargo shipment. Similarly, notify the airline for pet travel as excess baggage or pet in cabin. Also, preparing pet crates for air travel. Lastly, transporting pets to vet clinic and airport.  

Submission of Blood samples

If you need help in sending your pet’s blood sample to an approved overseas laboratory for testing, do let us know. We can collect your pets’ blood sample from any veterinary clinics in Singapore and forward them to an approved laboratory in overseas for testing.

For example, Biobest Laboratories in UK or Kansas States University (KSU) in USA

Walking Exercise (for dogs)

Walking and playing must be part of dogs’ daily routine for healthy lifestyle. Want to walk or play with your dogs but too busy to do so. Look for us! We also do walking exercise at the Official Quarantine station in Singapore.

For pets transiting in Singapore, we can apply for the transshipment licence and book flight for cargo shipment for onward travel to destination. During the layover in Singapore, the pet will be transferred to the Airport Quarantine. Food and water will be provided during their stay Airport Quarantine, . Also, soiled bedding will be changed. Dogs will be let out for walk.

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