"Departing from China with Pets" Online Information Session With NEWEST USA CDC Dog Import Regulations - July 27, 2024! PDF Print E-mail


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"Departing from China with Pets" FREE Online information session July 27, 2024 (11:00AM-12:30PM) and online information sessions throughout 2024!  


“Recently I attended an online seminar about pets departing China, hosted by a pet relocation expert from ICVS. This was an entirely free information service, which provided thorough, and comprehensive details on the steps pet owners need to take before leaving China. I was impressed by how much information was given, to enable me to properly plan in advance.  I would recommend that everyone who is leaving China with animals should participate in this seminar, as there are many steps that need to be taken carefully and with thorough planning required. I left the workshop with notes and an action plan, and a timescale established. Prior to the workshop, I was completely clueless.”


- Catriona, Departing from Qingdao to UK with two dogs


ICVS is delighted to offer an online "Departing from China with Pets" information session on July 27, 2024. English and Chinese language sessions will be offered. Please see time of the sessions below.



ICVS will continue to host online Departing from China with Pets information sessions throughout July 2024.


"Online" sessions and advice for taking pets overseas will be available by WeChat video group chat. 



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ICVS is delighted to help pet owners from across China prepare pets for export. Thank you for your support! 












Beginning January 1, 2022, any pets transiting through an EU country, even if traveling onwards to a non-EU country, must fully meet EU pet import requirements. This includes microchipping, rabies vaccination, rabies antibody titre testing and waiting at least 90-days after the blood draw date of the titre test before the pet may apply for exit permit with PRC Customs Bureau. Please plan ahead and begin departure preparation at least 6-8 months before the departure date.




The USA CDC will introduce new dog import regulations taking effect August 1, 2024. The USA CDC will  rescind the "Temporary Suspension of Dogs Entering the United States from High-Risk Rabies Countries” after July 31, 2024.  China is still classified as a high-risk rabies country


For dogs traveling to the USA, after August 1, 2024, the major policy changes include:



  • Dogs who do not have USA administered rabies vaccinations must now enter the USA through airports in 6 cities with designated animal care facilities (ATL, LAX, MIA, IAD, JFK, PHL airports)
  • All dogs must be examined by an USDA licensed veterinarian and rabies vaccinated after arrival
  • Dogs entering the USA must still have ISO microchip, rabies vaccination and qualified rabies antibody titre test (with blood draw date at least 28-days before entering the USA)
  • Only after examination and rabies vaccination at one of the 6 designated animal care facilities may dogs may then travel to final destination cities and states
  • A new USA CDC rabies vaccination and microchip certificate and dog import form will be required to be completed for all dogs traveling to the USA from China
  • The temporary suspension will be rescinded and the USA CDC will no longer issue dog import permits after July 31, 2024
  • All import permits for dogs granted by the USA CDC by or before July 31st will only be valid until August 31, 2024.



Dogs traveling to the USA after August 1, 2024 still must meet existing requirements, including ISO microchipping, legally certified rabies vaccination, rabies antibody titre testing and a 28-day post blood draw date waiting period after the titre test. Dog owners must apply to the six designated animal care facilities to reserve appointment for an examination by a USDA licensed veterinarian and a rabies vaccination after arrival.



These regulations are very new and ICVS has been in contact with the USA CDC.  We will be reviewing the new regulations coming into effect on August 1, 2024 and outlining the process for dog owners at the online information session on July 27, 2024.


Airlines are adding flights with carriers taking pets to EU, UK, UAE, USA, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and many more destinations!













If you had to leave China on short notice, would you be able to take your pet with you?


  • Did you know it takes at least 4-6 months to prepare a pet from China to go to any of the 27 member nations of the European Union, the UK and the UAE?



  • Did you know if you are only transiting through an EU country, on your way to a non-EU country, you must still meet the pet import requirements of the EU?



  • Did you know it takes a minimum of 6-7 months to prepare pets to go to Singapore?


  • Did you know it takes a minimum of 7-8 months to prepare pets to go to Japan, Australia, and New Zealand?


  • Did you know that an official rabies antibody titre test is required for the pets entering the EU, UK, USA (for dogs), UAE, Qatar, Ukraine, Turkey, Serbia, Switzerland, UAE, Israel, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Macau and many other countries/territories with strict quarantine control?


  • Did you know that for EU countries, the UK, USA (for dogs after August 1, 2024) and Israel, the rabies antibody titre test is valid for the life of the animal as long as your pet is rabies vaccinated again before the expiration date of the last rabies vaccination?


  • Did you know ICVS can help pet owners from every province in China complete the official rabies antibody titre test for their pets going to all countries that require the officially authorized OIE rabies antibody titre test? Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.


  • Did you know it is NEVER "too early" to prepare pets for departure?


The number of pets being abandoned and relinquished is increasing at an alarming rate. A key reason for the increase is that pet owners are not aware of the significant lead times and specific requirements for many destination countries to prepare a pet for international relocation.



Please join the ICVS “Departing from China with Pets” FREE information sessions to learn what is needed to take your pet with you when the time comes to relocate.It is never too early to find out the facts, even if you are unsure about your departure date and to which country you may be relocating.


Virtual "Departing from China with Pets" ENGLISH information session: 


Date:  July 27, 2024 

English Session:  11:00 AM to 12:30 PM 

Location:  Online with International Center for Veterinary Services (ICVS)


These sessions are FREE! Registration is required.

Please email ICVS to register by 7:00PM, July 26th:

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Virtual "Departing from China with Pets" CHINESE information session: 

Date July 27, 2024 

Chinese Session中文讲座:  2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (下午2点至3:30)

Location:  Online with International Center for Veterinary Services (ICVS)



These sessions are FREE! Registration is required. 

Please email ICVS to register by 7:00PM, July 26th: 

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ICVS pet relocation experts will share step-by-step instructions on the newest 2024 exit process, winter and summer blackout periods on pet travel, microchipping, vaccinations, rabies antibody titre testing, and other requirements to help you prepare for a smooth departure from China and an easy entry to your next destination country, during and AFTER the pandemic.


ICVS pet relocation experts will help you make a plan for departure even if you may be considering multiple potential countries and do not have a clear departure date.


ICVS has helped pets from China depart for more than 180 destination countries. We have been working with the PRC Entry-Exit Quarantine and Inspection Bureau since 1996 and have cumulative and comprehensive knowledge of the regulations that we share with pet owners. The ICVS official Animal Health and Immunity Certificates (e.g., vaccination red books) are the gold standard in China and help pet owners ensure a smooth experience at the time of the mandatory exit health examination at the Quarantine Bureau.


ICVS vaccination red books are not issued in conjunction with any other pet hospitals in China. Please ensure your vaccination red book is issued by an officially designated animal rabies vaccination hospital and carries all legally required stamps (e.g., chops) for export.



ICVS clients receive unlimited, complimentary pet relocation, import and export counseling from our pet relocation experts. Our mission is to help pet owners keep the whole family and pets together when it is time to depart!



City Weekend Magazine says:


"This extraordinarily informative discussion will help you take Fluffy home with the least amount of hassle possible. The ICVS staff are well-versed in international quarantine laws and also the Chinese pet vaccination and veterinary system. If you're planning on leaving sometime this year, this is a must-attend event."



Please click here to listen to the ICVS interview on China Radio International about things to consider when preparing pets for import and export or copy and paste the link below into your browser:


Please note that the Beijing Quarantine Bureau is now advising all departing pet owners to take their pets for the mandatory exit health examination at 7-10 days before the departure date. 



The Beijing Quarantine Bureau now requires that all pets undergoing the mandatory exit health examination in Beijing must provide an official vaccination certificate (e.g., vaccination red book) issued by an officially designated animal rabies vaccination hospital in Beijing. ICVS can issue the official Beijing vaccination certificates for all pets allowing them to undergo the exit health examination at the Beijing Quarantine Bureau. 



PRC Entry-Exit Inspection & Quarantine Bureau Latest Update:


Any dog that tests positive for heartworm will not be granted an exit permit to leave China. This requirement will now be strictly enforced at the time of the exit health examination at the Quarantine Bureau's officially designated animal hospital (conducted 7-10 days before departure). Please ensure your dogs are heartworm tested annually and are on year-round heartworm preventives. Heartworm is treatable but the safest treatment protocol may take six-months or more. For more information about heartworm testing and preventatives to ensure your dogs are heartworm free, please visit the ICVS web site:



ICVS offers its express and affordable rabies antibody titre testing service for departing pets. Please join the experts from ICVS as we provide guidance on import/export requirements for all countries with specific focus on strict quarantine control destinations and rabies antibody titre testing and other requirements, including the European Union, UK, USA, Japan, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Indonesia, South Korea, South Africa, Saudia Arabia, UAE and more! The rabies antibody titre test for EU entry is good for the life of the pet as long as the pet is rabies vaccinated annually before the last vaccination's expiration date. Completing the rabies antibody titre test as soon as you know you may be relocating to the EU and other destination countries/territories will help prevent delays should you need to leave China on short notice or earlier than planned.


Learn about the LATEST airline regulations for transporting pets, including new restrictions on breeds, winter and summer black out periods and newest 2024 regulations for pets departing China and entering into European Union countries and UK, North America, South America, Middle East/Africa, Asia and Australia/New Zealand. We will also be sharing advice on pet transport safety, choosing airlines and minimizing travel-related stress for you and your pets.


ICVS experts will also answer your questions on:

  • Required vaccinations and pre-departure screening health examination to ensure smooth departure from China
  • Obtaining the official Beijing Animal Health and Immunity Certificate (vaccination red book) required for export
  • Obtaining the ISO microchip required for the official exit health examination to take pets out of China
  • Fulfilling pet import requirements for European Union and strict quarantine control destinations (e.g., Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Indonesia, Japan, UAE, etc.)
  • Completing the rabies antibody titre test required to take pets into the European Union, UK, USA (for dogs) and other countries
  • Transporting pet by “excess check-in baggage” or unaccompanied live animal “air cargo” transport
  • Taking multiple pets out of China under one person's passport
  • Taking pets out of China when the owner has to leave the country first
  • Managing the process without the assistance of a pet relocation company and when it is best to obtain professional assistance
  • Exporting rabbits and other exotic animals
  • Reducing the stress of travel on pets and pet owners
  • Safe and effective calming remedies to help pets during travel
  • Air crates and carriers permitted on airlines and for cargo shipping


The International Center for Veterinary Services is an officially designated animal vaccination hospital and can provide the required legal rabies vaccination and official vaccination certificate for export, microchipping and rabies antibody titre testing for EU, UK, USA and all other countries. ICVS is delighted to provide this service to all pet owners, especially the international community.


ICVS is a high-quality, affordable full service medical and pet care facility with well-trained professionals to serve all your needs. Services include spay/neuter and all other surgeries, dentals, hospitalization, vaccinations, microchipping, rabies antibody titre testing for export, laboratory diagnostics and blood tests, X-rays & ultrasound. Import/export counseling, boarding, grooming, dog training and pet shop available. Legal rabies vaccines. All services in English and Mandarin.


International Center for Veterinary Services

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