New quarantine regulations of import of animals

New quarantine regulations of Japan is introduced from January 1st , 2005.

You must submit advance notification to the Animal Quarantine service of japan (AQS) at least 40 days prior to arrival in Japan.

For dogs or cats imported from rabies-free countries or regions, the quarantine period will be completed within 12 hours if you have an export certificate that the animal is fitted with a microchip of ISO standards.
Please note that the maximum quarantine period will be 180 days in case the conditions does not meet the regulations.

For further information, see the Animal Quarantine Service(AQS) Web Site or contact the AQS offices.

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