Dogs into Japan

Sorry for the diversion away from the regular cuisine postings. If you have a dog and you plan to carry it to, or from Japan, beware you’ll need more paperwork than you can imagine.

Japan is a rabie free zone and dogs go through quarantine if you are not careful. Before carrying your pet, or thinking to carry your pet, check that your dog meets all conditions or it will land up 6 months in a Japanese quarantine, and that will become agony.

This certificate is issued by the Dr @ the airport after examining all paperwork and checking the dogs chip. Not all chips are universal so make sure when you chip your dog, you do it right.Before traveling, you should check that the microchip reader you intend to bring can actually read the microchip, or bring your own microchip reader.