At SFO last year, getting ready to fly to Singapore.
The one thing I wish someone had told me about moving our dogs from the US to Singapore is that there are two different checklists to abide by: Checklist C1 for a 10-day quarantine, or Checklist C2 for a 30-day quarantine. The AVA website has been updated recently and is much more helpful than it was a year ago. Click here to download the Category C requirements.
We chose the C1 Checklist to save our dogs from a full 30-day quarantine. The C1 Checklist requires two valid Rabies vaccines and titres, the first vaccine administered at least four months before export. The second Rabies vaccine must be administered at least 30 days before export.
Both checklists require that your dog is up to date on all vaccines within a certain window of time before the date of export. The AVA now has a calculator you can use to help schedule your dog's vaccines accordingly. Check out the Import Requirement Calculator here.
The AVA also requires that pets who enter Singapore have a health certificate endorsed by a government-approved veterinarian and an official government veterinarian. First, I contacted the nearest United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) office to make sure my dogs' veterinarian was government approved. This certificate can be found by downloading the Category C requirements.
My vet filled out the AVA's health certificate, and then I took it to the USDA APHIS office near me. At the USDA APHIS office, an official government veterinarian approved the AVA health certificate and endorsed it. This AVA health certificate needs to be completed within seven days of export.
Find a USDA APHIS office near you by clicking here.
More info on the exporting pets from the USDA APHIS website can be found here.
If you have more questions about exporting your dog to Singapore, send us an email or leave your question in the comments section.
Please note: To the best of our knowledge, all information on this page was current at time of publishing. But procedures change and links get updated. We are not accountable for any changes to the information or links on this page. For the latest policies and procedures on exporting your pet to Singapore, consult the USDA APHIS or AVA.