Animal Quarantine

Assistance dogs entering into Japan must undergo import quarantine inspection and need to meet the same import quarantine requirements as other pet dogs.

If dogs meet import quarantine requirements upon arrival in Japan, the quarantine period will be within 12 hours.

On the other hand, dogs that do not meet the requirements will be subject to quarantine at a detention facility of Animal Quarantine Service for the necessary period (up to 180 days).

If you plan to come to Japan with your assistance dog, make preparation in advance and make early contact with Animal Quarantine Service in Japan to confirm the compliance status of requirements.